Olympic Basketball 2012: Non-NBA Stars Who Will Dominate at the Olympics

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You might not believe this, but there are some good players who don't play in the NBA.

You just might see them in these Olympic Games, and you just might wonder why your favorite team soldiers on with far inferior talent. The European way of life is a good one, and some legitimate talents simply don't want to leave. Also, some teams have tricky buyouts, which can deter NBA suitors. 

Great big men tend to find their way to the NBA, while some Euro perimeter threats never cross the ocean. NBA teams are less than enthused about rolling the dice on smaller players, even when they possess proven talent. This is why the D-League is full of guards, but totally lacking in big men. Teams can always find a roster spot for a center, even if he's a total stiff.

With the USA facing so many talented squads from across the pond, expect to see a few undervalued ball-handling threats.

 

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