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James Harden and Dwight Howard among 30 U.S. Team Finalists

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Jan 19, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) high fives Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the game against the Indiana Pacers in the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 19, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) high fives Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the game against the Indiana Pacers in the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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James Harden and Dwight Howard among 30 finalists for 2016 U.S.A. Olympic Team

USA Basketball announced their short list for the 2016 Olympic Team today (January 18th). Included among those 30 players are the two Houston Rockets leaders James Harden and Dwight Howard.

The full list of players (by position) making the initial cut are:

Point Guards: (6)

Shooting Guards: (5)

Small Forwards: (9)

Power Forwards: (5)

Centers: (5)

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*Note all of these players are capable of playing power forward or center

The list of 30 has to be narrowed down to 12 and based on how the short list of 30 break downs by position the area USA Basketball is focused on is their wings.

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