With the NBA regular season over and the playoffs in the conference finals stage, the season is over for the vast majority of players.
However following the completion of the NBA Finals another season will begin for 12 select players. The Olympic season.
As Team USA turns its eyes toward London, 12 players will wear the red, white and blue and represent the United States of America in search of consecutive gold medal placings in men's basketball.
With a provisional list already released, 20 players were identified. Due to injury or other reasons several will not be able to participate. In my eyes the following 12 players give Team USA the best chance of attaining gold for the second straight time.
* In the last few days we have seen Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh drop out due to injury two players on my projection, therefore this list must be updated.