2013 NBA Mock Draft: Targeting the Most Likely Future Olympians

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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Targeting the Most Likely Future Olympians
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Zeller could be a member of Team USA come 2016.

The U.S. men's basketball team opened up Olympic play with a tidy, 98-71 win over France on Sunday, getting the tournament going with a solid start.

In examining this year's roster and looking at how it's changed since four years ago in Beijing, one might wonder who will be there in four more years when the Games take place in Rio de Janeiro.

It makes sense to assume that Kobe Bryant will be gone, and maybe LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, who will each have likely earned his second gold medal by then, will sit out as well. 

In other words, there are probably at least a few roster spots that will have opened up by then. And those spots would seem to be prime for a handful of players who will be NBA-bound come next summer's draft. 

Of course, there may be zero NBA players in the Olympics come 2016. But that's a discussion for another time. 

For now, let's delve into next year's draft, with an emphasis on some potential future Olympians.

Note: For our purposes here, this mock draft will utilize the same lottery chance order for each team as they had this year.

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