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Marc Gasol will be deadly in the paint against the United States
Spain boasts three 7'0" players on its roster. With the two NBA All Stars on their frontline in Marc and Pau Gasol, the United States will have a tough time attempting to guard the brothers. With only one 7'0" player, Tyson Chandler, it will be up to the strength of LeBron James to fend off the other Gasol brother.
When James goes to the bench, Kevin Durant, who normally plays backup center, will not be effective defensively against Spain. The United States might have to let Kevin Love play for more minutes in order to defend the size of Spain.
In the USA vs. Spain game, the last 7'0" player that Spain has is Serge Ibaka, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Having such an athletic player as Ibaka could cause problems for the Untied States, which makes a living inside of the paint. With the size of Spain inside, the United States will have a difficult time getting easy baskets.