Lopez Not a Lock for Team USA

NBA.com's John Schuhmann reports Saturday that it's not a sure thing that the Nets' Brook Lopez makes the final cut for Team USA.  It has nothing to do with the Lopez's offensive skills or his return from a bout of mononucleosis, but rather what Coach Mike Krzyzewski believes are team needs.

Lopez, in fact, may be most skilled center left, Schuhmann writes, but his skills don't necessarily translate for Krzyzewski. "We don't need our big guys to be scorers," the coach said Tuesday. "We need our big guys to be shot-blockers, rebounders and screeners."

Team USA's final intra-squad scrimmage, the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, takes place Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET.  It will be televised on ESPN2.

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