10 months ago
A number of NBA players have taken themselves out of consideration for this summer’s Olympic men’s basketball team because of the threat of Zika virus in Brazil or simply due to injuries sustained during the season. Big no-shows will include LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Chris Paul, John Wall, and Russell Westbrook.
When all’s said and done, this year’s Team USA could be the most inadequate in recent history. But sports site The Ringer has smartly wondered, “What’s the worst starting rotation that could still win gold?” Here’s one possible scenario:
PG: Derrick Rose
SG: Danny Green
SF: Jabari Parker
PF: Aaron Gordon
C: Hassan Whiteside
For the full list, head over to The Ringer.