The United States are already the heavy favorites coming into the 2014 Basketball World Cup in Spain. So they don't really need much help.
But after their group was drawn on Monday, which includes Turkey, Finland, New Zealand, Ukraine and the Dominican Republic, it appears they've been handed a pretty easy pass to the knockout round.
The U.S. won the last World Championship (when it was still called that in 2010), which was held in Turkey as Durant was named tournament MVP.
The likely top competition for the U.S. this time around will come from a stacked Spain squad that has homecourt advantage, as well as France, Argentina and the always scrappy Greece.
Here are the four groups and where their games will be held:
Group A (Granada): Spain, Egypt, Iran, Serbia, Brazil, France
Group B (Sevilla): Argentina, Senegal, Philippines, Croatia, Puerto Rico, Greece
Group C (Bilbao): USA, Finland, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Turkey
Group D (Las Palmas): Lithuania, Angola, Korea, Slovenia, Mexico, Australia