2016 Olympic Games: Predicting the 2016 USA Basketball Team in Rio

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2016 Olympic Games: Predicting the 2016 USA Basketball Team in Rio
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Kobe's out. LeBron's in. So who else is going to Brazil? 

Now that FIBA has officially shot down the NBA's Under-23 campaign, USA Basketball continues to have its pick of the litter when it comes to putting together an all-star basketball program. Although 2012 veterans will surely lead the team in Rio, expect to see quite a few changes between the 2012 and 2016 lineups.

This year's roster featured several of the best players the U.S. had to offer, but it also conspicuously lacked a number of big names who were injured (Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade, to name a few) and may return four years from now.

On top of that, some of the 2012 crew will likely retire or be less interested in offseason competition by the time Rio rolls around. No one's more ready to take their place than the 2012 Select Team, which featured a pool of talented players who could easily develop into Olympic starters by then. 

Here's a look at who will be playing for Team USA in 2016. 

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