With all the negativity surrounding the Knicks, lets talk about something we can all get behind: Americans beating lesser countries.
As it stands now, there are 20 finalists for the team's twelve roster spots:
One has to assume that there are seven people that are 100% no doubt on the team; Dwight, LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Wade, Love and Paul. That's would be a pretty good starting line up with some flexibility at the 4, 3, and 2 position, but who would be the backups?
If I was running the show, my starting lineup would be Dwight, Love, LeBron, Wade, Paul. The bench would be; Melo, Durant, Griffin, Odom, Kobe, Deron/Rose (I honestly can't decide), and Tyson. With these twelve guys, you could put together five people for any conceivable situation (Imagine the dunks a lineup of Dwight, Griffin, Durant, Lebron, and Rose would have against the Tunisian team.)
So what would your team look like. And who do you think the most dangerous team beside the US will be? The countries that are participating are USA, Tunisia, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, China, France, Australia, Great Britain, and three of these guys. With the emergence of Ricky Rubio, Spain has a pretty good team (did you know Serge Ibaka is Spanish? I sure didn't.)