Davis Proving Worth on Team USA?
Despite the size issues for the Americans, (Anthony) 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 (James), (Kevin) Durant or Kevin Love at the 5 does the job.
Maybe that changes when the U.S. sees bigger teams later on like Argentina, Brazil and Spain. Or maybe it doesn’t. But one thing’s for sure: Coach K has to feel a lot better about throwing Davis in after the way he performed against Tunisia.
But it was clear watching Davis play with a bunch of NBA All-Stars and superstars: He belongs on this team. He didn’t look out of place. He didn’t look lost. He fit.
But he’s showcasing that he actually has value to the best team in the world. Value that could earn him more playing time and could help the United States win a gold medal.