Team USA Basketball: Evaluating Final 12-Man Roster

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Team USA Basketball: Evaluating Final 12-Man Roster
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James Harden may be a somewhat surprising choice for some people, but his ability to affect the game in multiple ways is key for Team USA.

According to ESPN, the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic Basketball team roster were given to James Harden, Blake Griffin and Andre Iguodala over the trio of Anthony Davis, Rudy Gay and Eric Gordon. 

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo had some tough decisions to make on the final roster.

With All-Star big men like Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge out due to injury, there are a total of six forwards, five guards and one true center. 

Versatility is the name of the U.S.'s game in the 2012 Olympics. Each player brings a unique set of skills that will make him a nightmare for international players. 

Here is a look at each of the selections.

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