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Kevin Durant Could Come Off The Bench For Team USA In London

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Kevin Durant is arguably the second best player in the NBA right now. So why is it that there is the possibility that he could be coming off the bench when the Olympics begin in London in a little more than a week? Because he's perfectly comfortable doing that, according to Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

In an article by USA Today writer Jeff Zillgitt, Kryzyzewski has been shuffling his lineups all around trying to find the best possible combinations to help Team USA win their second straight Olympic gold medal.

Krzyzewski is going to use different lineups with several players playing multiple positions. Krzyzewski had been saying that during training camp but the impact of it was on display against the Dominican Republic, albeit overmatched and playing for nothing.

Durant came off the bench and started the second half of the game and wound up scoring 24 points in that first game against the Dominican Republic. If this lineup shuffling works out for Team USA in London, another gold medal could be well within reach.

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