Updated Power Ranking of Team USA's Entire Roster

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Updated Power Ranking of Team USA's Entire Roster
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Statistics have their place in sports media and in sports debate, but they often fail to capture the entire story.

For instance, Team USA has enjoyed a combined 88-point margin of victory in their last two contests.

What that number fails to mention, however, is that one of those games was a record-breaking 156-73 thrashing of Nigeria while the other was a nail-biting 99-94 escape over Lithuania on Saturday (the smallest margin of victory for Team USA since 2000).

With this in mind, it's important to look beyond the numbers to determine the pecking order of this installment of Team USA.

While these four victories may not have shed any insight into this team's chance at a gold medal, it has given some insight into which players will play the biggest roles in that pursuit. Here's how the 12 players rank after four Olympic games.

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