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The 1 Reason Every Team USA Finalist Should Make 2014 FIBA Roster
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The USA men's basketball roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup has been sitting at 16 finalists since John Wall and Paul Millsap were cut on Aug. 4. With Kevin Durant pulling out of the tournament after being named a finalist, Rudy Gay has since been added.

The roster will need to be trimmed to 12 by the start of tournament play on Aug. 30, and coach Mike Krzyzewski and Co. will have some difficult decisions to make. 

With the league's most powerful names missing from this year's World Cup, lineups will need balance and consistency in lieu of slightly diminished star power. With this in mind, cases can be made for each of the 16 to crack the final squad—cases that we broke down, finalist by finalist. 

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