The 'other' Team USA

Given injuries to stars, USA could actually build two teams this good

Updated: July 25, 2012, 6:28 PM ET
By Bradford Doolittle | Basketball Prospectus

It seems like so far we've heard as much about the players who aren't on Team USA as we've heard about the players who are actually playing.

Sure, Mike Krzyzewski's team is missing more than a few big names. Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Dwyane Wade and LaMarcus Aldridge are among the All-Stars unable to make the trip to London because of injuries. Any and all of those guys would help just about any team that's ever existed. Nevertheless, after watching Team USA roll through five friendlies, you can't help but wonder how much better they could really be.