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2014 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year Candidates

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Coming off the bench, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings finished third on the team during World Cup play in rebounds per game (5.6), blocks (6) and steals (12). Cousins led the team with six steals in the Sept. 3 win over the Dominican Republic.

2014 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year Candidates

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors finished second on the USA Men's National Team with 21 three-pointers in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, including a team-best six three-pointers during the Sept. 6 win over Mexico.

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Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans was a dominant force on defense for the USA Men's National Team during the 2014 FIBA World Cup. His 19 blocks led all World Cup players.

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The Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried was the USA's leading rebounder (7.8 rpg) during the World Cup, and his overall play earned him a spot on FIBA's "All-Star Five."

2014 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year Candidates

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Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers made all six of his three-point attempts, contributing to a game-high 26 points, and added four assists as the USA beat Serbia 129-92 to capture the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. For his effort, Irving was named World Cup Most Valuable Player.

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Seeing his first significant game action in two years, the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose played a key role in helping the USA Men's National Team win gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Rose was third on the team with 28 assists.

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While Klay Thompson came off the bench in all nine World Cup games, he finished second on the team in minutes played (23.6 avg.). The Golden State Warriors' sharpshooter led the team with 22 three-pointers and was second with 12.7 ppg.

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James Harden of the Houston Rockets was more than just one of the veteran leaders for the USA Men's National Team. Harden also led the team in scoring (14.2 ppg.) and steals (19, which was second among all World Cup players).

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The 2014 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year will be named on Dec. 21. Who should it be? Let us know who you'd pick.

The 2014 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year will be named on Dec. 21. Who should it be? Let us know who you'd pick.

Anthony Davis
16%
DeMarcus Cousins
3%
Derrick Rose
8%
James Harden
6%
Kenneth Faried
8%
Klay Thompson
6%
Kyrie Irving
28%
Stephen Curry
26%

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