Report: Rose, Curry, Harden, Davis to start Team USA exhibition vs Brazil

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Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis are likely to start Team USA's first exhibition against Brazil on Saturday, reports Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears.

Rose would start at point guard, Curry at shooting guard, Harden at small forward and Davis at center in coach Mike Krzyzewski's favored small lineup.

Candidates for power forward include Chandler Parsons, Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gay. Kevin Durant likely would've started at the spot had he not withdrawn, while Paul George was in line to start ahead of Harden had he not sustained the compound leg fracture that will likely sideline him for the entire 2014-15 NBA season.

More: Team USA's roster dilemma

After playing Brazil in Chicago, Team USA will play the Dominican Republic on Aug. 20 and Puerto Rico on Aug. 22 at Madison Square Garden before taking on Slovenia in Spain, site of the World Cup, on Aug. 26.

The World Cup begins Aug. 30. Team USA resumed training camp in Chicago on Thursday.

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