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By LARRY VAUGHT
Anthony Davis got to watch the United States beat Brazil 80-69 in an exhibition game Monday night in Washington, D.C. But he did not get to play. Instead, USA coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke chose to keep Davis on the bench the entire game, a sign he likely won’t factor into any serious playing time during the Olympics in London and a point the Duke coach made very obvious with his postgame comments.
After the game, the Duke coach explained his thinking on Davis — the most outstanding player in college basketball last year and the top pick in the recent NBA draft:
“Anthony’s a young guy. In a game like this, he’s 10 years younger than any of those big guys he’s playing against. He’s going to be a terrific player. I think the experience of being with this team as we move along as he gets accustomed, we have three more exhibition games, and five games of pool play.
“By medal round, I don’t know what type of experience playing time-wise he’ll get, but he’ll get a lot of experience just being with this team. Remember, he’s just been with us a couple of days. He doesn’t even know all the sets and that.
“But our emphasis is not on him. It’s on the guys who are going to play the majority of minutes.”