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Lopez's Next Chance at Representing USA Likely To Be 2012 Olympics

Assuming Team USA wins the World Championship in Istanbul this month, the next tryouts for the national team will take place before the 2012 London Olympics.

Barring the unforeseen, Brook Lopez is likely to be "very much in the conversation" for the Olympic Team, writes Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.  In assessing who's likely to make that team, Kawakami breaks down the possibilities into several subsets.  Lopez should be at the top of the list calling him the "young hope for a pure low-post scorer" noting that "he flamed out due to some health issues this summer".

Although Kawakami goes deep into the future and handicaps a few high school seniors, he doesn't mention Derrick Favors as a potential Olympian.