5 Team USA Basketball Stars Who Need More Minutes

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5 Team USA Basketball Stars Who Need More Minutes
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You might think United States head coach Mike Krzyzewski has a relatively easy coach. Coaching the most talented roster in the world against opposition that hardly measures up is a dream job if there ever was one.

Of course, winning games is only part of Coach K's gig.

The hard part is spreading minutes around to stars who aren't used to playing second fiddle. Sure, those stars know what they signed up for. They understand this tournament has more to do with winning a gold medal for their country than it does any kind of personal aggrandizement.

At times, however, Team USA's rotation appears to be divvy up minutes like a middle school club weary of leaving anyone out.

The distribution of playing time has been egalitarian to a fault. If the United States is to close the deal in elimination rounds and do what we all expect them to do, a few guys will need to see more minutes.

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