What 2016 Team USA Olympic Basketball Roster Would Look Like with Derrick Rose

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What 2016 Team USA Olympic Basketball Roster Would Look Like with Derrick Rose
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Derrick Rose is back from the ACL injury that kept him out of the entire 2012-13 season, and now he's ready to start his worldwide tour of domination, which will officially begin when he suits up in the season opener against the Miami Heat. 

Wait..."worldwide"? 

That's correct.

Rose's basketball prowess won't be contained in the United Center and the 29 other arenas that the NBA calls home. By the time the 2016 Olympics roll around, he'll be showing off his skills in Rio de Janeiro as part of Team USA. 

When head coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked by ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell about whether or not he wanted Rose on the roster, he left no wiggle room. Phrases like "Oh yeah" and "I want him to be on the team" were used. 

And why wouldn't Coach K want him? It's not like NBA MVPs grow on trees. At least not while LeBron James has been a part of the Association. 

But when you're dealing with a 12-man roster of the most talented players in the country, a decision about one single roster spot can have sweeping ramifications. Let's take a look at how the entire team unfolds with Rose on board.

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