Predicting the Next Round of Team USA Roster Cuts for 2014 FIBA World Cup

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Predicting the Next Round of Team USA Roster Cuts for 2014 FIBA World Cup
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Soon enough, the Team USA roster will have to shrink from 16 to 12 for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. 

The first round of cuts saw John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap leave the festivities to enjoy more relaxing summers, but the next round will be even tougher. There's an intriguing case to be made for each and every player left competing for the roster spots, and each axe-job will be a painful one. 

At this stage, it appears as though there are three primary battles remaining. 

The point guards are a ridiculously deep bunch, but one has to go, whether it's Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose or Kyrie Irving. 

On the wings, there's one player too many as well. Will it be Kyle Korver who's sent home, seeing as he's a role player, or will one of the more versatile talents fail to gain a final invite? 

Finally, two big men aren't going to make the final cut, and the late addition of Mason Plumlee has thrown a massive monkey wrench into the equation. 

Nothing about this is easy. 

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