Olympic Basketball: Ranking Most Important Team USA Players Thus Far

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Olympic Basketball: Ranking Most Important Team USA Players Thus Far
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The U.S. Olympic basketball team just embarrassed Argentina to wrap up the Pool A competition with a pristine 5-0 record, and while every player on the team is important in one way or another, there are five players who have risen above the rest. 

The majority of the games Team USA has played thus far have been blowouts, with the glaring exception a five-point win over lowly Lithuania. 

When it comes to which players had the most pivotal roles in the 5-0 record, it can be hard to narrow down. Sometimes statistics cannot truly emphasize the impact a player had on a game. 

Regardless of who made the cut for this list, each player is important to the team, but the players on this list are imperative to Team USA's gold medal aspirations. 

Here are grades and rankings for the most important Team USA members so far.

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