Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler have been named as two of the 20 finalists for Team USA's 2012 Olympic roster. Their teammate Amare Stoudemire was not included.
Melo suited up in the last two Olympics, in 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing, while Chandler was selected as an alternate once (in '08), but never played. Stoudemire was a member of the '04 squad that won bronze.
"I feel like we have an outstanding blend of talents from the 2008 Olympic and 2010 World Championship teams that won gold," said Jerry Colangelo, who has served as the managing director of the national team since 2005. "Reducing to the official roster limit of 12 players will be an even tougher decision, but we'll evaluate how guys play during the 2011-12 NBA season. As we've done with our teams in the past, we'll attempt to select the very best team we can."
Here are the other finalists for this summer's team, who will be coached by Duke's Mike Krzyzewski (in alphabetical order):
LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers)
Chauncey Billups (Los Angeles Clippers)
Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies)
Eric Gordon (New Orleans Hornets)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
LeBron James (Miami Heat)
Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Lamar Odom (Dallas Mavericks)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Deron Williams (New Jersey Nets)
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