In the Olympics a couple summers ago it was the Redeem Team that put the U.S. back on the map in international basketball.
This summer, a group of young budding stars stacked at the guard position try to bring home a World Championship.
It's clear, even at this stage, that the international game remains dominated by the true shooters—something Team U.S.A brought plenty of this time around.
With the departure of Rajon Rondo, more minutes should open up at the point guard position, minutes coach Mike Krzyzewski should wisely give to the silky smooth 22-year-old guard from Golden State.
The U.S. has a roster that is built for Stephen Curry to experience success in.
Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Andre Iguadala, Rudy Gay and Russell Westbrook are all players that can force the defense to collapse, freeing up open shooters on the outside.
Curry has one of the purest strokes in the league and a quick release on top of that. His intelligence off the ball added to the mix is something the Red White and Blue should utilize in order to exploit the types of zone defense they'll be facing over the next month.
He's proven at the college and NBA level that he can knock down the out of area code shots with free long distance accuracy.
The kid has also shown that he's a reliable ball handler and with the other capable scorers on the team, Curry's skillset could easily push the U.S. over the hump and continue the trend of international dominance.
The Warriors haven't had an All-Star in too many years, and it's about time someone dawning the Blue and Orange get the exposure and attention that is well deserved.
If Team U.S.A calls on Curry's number, the three balls will do the talking.
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