2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12

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Kyrie Irving


The NBA Rookie of the Year seems to be exactly the type of player the U.S. men's national team wants: talented, young and willing to share the ball. Players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James could be back for the next Olympics, but an infusion of young talent also seems likely. Irving, a point guard who averaged 18.5 points and 5.4 assists per game as a rookie, could fill help fill the role of Chris Paul or Deron Williams if the veteran point guards don't return.
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