After cutting Kevin Durant and Nick Collison on Monday night, Team USA has set its 12-player roster for the FIBA Americas tournament in Las Vegas.
Next up for coach Mike Krzyzewski: deciding on a starting lineup and rotation for Wednesday's opener against Venezuela.
Coach K already has indicated that Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony would start every game in the 10-team tournament, at which two berths for the 2008 Olympics are up for grabs. Jason Kidd and Amaré Stoudemire rounded out the starting five during a recent scrimmage against a group of young NBA players.
The rest of the U.S. roster consists of Dwight Howard, Michael Redd, Mike Miller, Tyson Chandler, Deron Williams, Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince.
What lineup would like to see? Should the Americans start one of their two main three-point threats (Redd or Miller) to combat the sagging zone defenses they are likely to encounter? Would a role player like Chandler be a better fit in the first unit than a 20-point scorer Stoudemire? How much is too much star power in the starting lineup?