The former Horn isn't bowing out of Rio like superstar peers Lebron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.....
It's an honor to be a part of this. #UNITE #USABMNT pic.twitter.com/bCMkNpVniJ— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 27, 2016
Love that dude.
This is the roster:
This team has shooting (Durant, Irving, Thompson on court during clutch time isn't fair), versatility, multiple players who can guard, handle and score from two or three positions and a great ability and willingness to defend. Jimmy Butler and Draymond will do a lot of crucial dirty work. They're big additions.
If I have a relative concern, it's point guard. Kyrie murders the international 3 point line and will put on some shooting exhibitions, but it's crucial that he and Kyle Lowry understand game situations - when to assert themselves, when to be selfless, to make sure to share the ball with a gifted group that can create their own shots.
Barnes may be a head scratcher, perhaps you even argue DeRozan, but if you're looking for multiple position depth, they're consistent with that philosophy.
What do you think?