The U.S. has finalized its 12-man roster for men's basketball at the London Olympics. Ten of the players on the team have previous experience with the senior national team, including five returnees from the '08 gold medal-winning "Redeem Team."
The roster is as follows:
G Chris Paul* (LA Clippers)
G Deron Williams* (Brooklyn Nets)
G Russell Westbrook (OKC Thunder)
G Kobe Bryant* (LA Lakers)
G James Harden (Thunder)
F Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
F LeBron James* (Miami Heat)
F Kevin Durant (Thunder)
F Carmelo Anthony* (NY Knicks)
F Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
F Blake Griffin (Clippers)
C Tyson Chandler (Knicks)
* - Member of 2008 gold medal team at Beijing Olympics.
Team USA will again be coached by Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim returns as an assistant, along with Nate McMillan and Mike D'Antoni.
USA Basketball was left to choose the 12-man squad from just 15 players, due to injuries to various superstars, including Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Derrick Rose.
Anthony Davis (the top-pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, now of the New Orleans Hornets), Eric Gordon (Hornets) and Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies) just missed making the team, and will serve as alternates. They can replace any member of the team, should he get injured up to 48 hours before the Olympics begin on July 27.