London 2012: Ranking Team USA's Best Options to Take the Last Shot

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London 2012: Ranking Team USA's Best Options to Take the Last Shot
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Deciding who would take the last shot wasn't a primary concern for the 2008 U.S. Men's Olympic Team. Aside from a thrilling gold medal game against Spain, Team USA didn't find itself in a situation where a crucial basket was needed down the stretch.

The London Olympics may prove to be a different story, however. A number of countries—Argentina, France and Spain among them—are loaded and primed to stop Team USA from winning its second consecutive Olympic crown. Blowouts are no longer a certainty, and head coach Mike Krzyzewski may have to do more coaching than in years past.

In a perfect world, the U.S. team would be able to capture a gold medal on Aug. 12 without any game hanging in the balance in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. But just in case it can't, let's take a look at Team USA's best options to take the last shot.

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