Just had a quick conversation about USA Basketball and who I would like to see on the team. After much (very little) deliberation, here is the squad I would like to see:
It’s become extremely obvious that the problem in the past couple of international tournaments has been outside shooting. I can’t even count how many times they’ve needed a three and had to turn to Richard Jefferson (career 33%). To counter this, I think Arenas has to be on this team and Kobe Bryant is certainly not someone who would shy away from downtown. Combine those two with the all around play of Lebron James, the hustle-for-any-loose-ball style of David Lee and the rebound-at-all-costs Dwight Howard and they form an extremely qualified starting five.