We realize that Carlos Boozer is not yet on the level of the NBA's elite
players. But he's still a very good, very well-formed basketball player,
and contrary to what this guy thinks,
he's going to help the Olympic team.
First, he's not tired. Second, he doesn't whine. And third, he is skilled and
talented, as opposed to merely talented.
Given the way the team is shaking out, with elite players bailing, it's hard
to see how it's going to coalesce, but here's a possible story line: some wily
vets, energized by the likes of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Carlos
Boozer, get energized and shoot and pass their way through the Olympics.
Hey, it could happen.