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More shooters, fewer stars, please

Updated: August 27, 2004, 9:14 PM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

ATHENS, Greece -- Five ways to improve USA basketball in the Olympics, or one for every foul Tim Duncan collected in 19 minutes during the Yanks' 89-81 loss to Argentina Friday night:

1. Can we get a shooter, please? And we're not talking about someone who can sit back and hit an open 3. We're talking free throw shooters, too. The U.S. was 14 of 20 from the might-stripe against Argentina, which was good compared to hitting 22 of 33 in the loss to Lithuania in pool play. The Americans aren't ...

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