Anthony Davis belongs on this team

Anthony Davis - Getty Images
Anthony Davis – Getty Images

In playing the honorary Laettner Role for the 2012 Olympic basketball team, hasn’t had much opportunity to show what he can do outside of garbage time.  Luckily for him — and us — pretty much the whole second half against Tunisia was garbage time.  Thing is though, the No. 1 overall pick wasn’t even supposed to be on this team. First, he rolled his ankle right before camp started which seemed to end his chances. Then he actually didn’t make the team when the final 12 players were named. But an injury to  had Jerry Colangelo and Coach K lighting the sky with the Brow Signal and like that, Davis was on a team with LeBron, Kobe, Durant, CP3 and Carmelo before he’s even played a single game.  Despite the size issues for the Americans, Davis’s talents haven’t been needed thus far in Team USA’s two wins. Because of extreme versatility throughout the roster, playing one true center in Tyson Chandler works fine and when he’s not on the floor, going small with LeBron, Durant or Kevin Love at the 5 does the job.


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