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He might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of the NBA's great "clutch" players, but Joe Johnson has some serious last-second credentials, and he added to them Tuesday night. Johnson hit a game-tying three-pointer near the end of regulation to force overtime, then topped that with a game-winner at the buzzer. It was Johnson's second game-winning field goal with no time left this season, and his eighth career game-winning basket in the last five seconds of a game. So where does Brooklyn's star rank among the league's best clutch players? Click on the images to set your rankings!

Most clutch players in NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks
14 career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers
16 career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder
Five career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay

Toronto Raptors
Eight career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers
Four career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

LeBron James

LeBron James

Miami Heat
Seven career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets
Eight career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers
Eight career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce

Boston Celtics
10 career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat
11 career game-winning baskets in last 5 seconds of 4th quarter/OT

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Rudy Gay

The Grizzlies, who've been looking to shed payroll without damaging their postseason chances too much, are on the verge of completing a trade that would send Rudy Gay to Toronto, Jose Calderon to Detroit and multiple pieces to Memphis, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Fans were mixed on who got the best of the trade, and whether the 26-year-old Gay was worth the contract that pays him $16.5 million this season.

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It wasn't so long ago that Rajon Rondo was on top of the world. Now he's missing the worlds. His Celtics came up just short against the Lakers in the NBA Finals, but Rondo's overall playoff excellence helped land him at No. 4 when more than 10,000 SportsNation judges ranked the NBA's best point guards in July. And considering the three guys ahead of him -- Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Steve Nash -- either elected not to play for Team USA this summer or weren't eligible by virtue of their general "Canadian-ness", he seemed like a lock to be one of the stars of the show.

The catch, of course, is that as the United States beat Greece on Wednesday in its final exhibition, Rondo wasn't even there. Rondo withdrew from the team Tuesday, shortly after he himself admitted he was on the bubble to make the final cut. So did Rondo realize his game wasn't the best fit for the international game and graciously save Team USA the trouble of cutting a player? Or did he quit to save himself the embarrassment of being cut?

doomgunner

There was no need for him, everything he can do Rose can do as well, plus Rose even hit the clutch free throws (last weekend against Spain). Sure Rondo is a better defender, but he is a gambler defensively and we don't have the bigs like KG and Perkins to cover for his mistakes when his steal attempts fail. Rondo is always timid at crunch time b/c he is afraid of shooting clutch free throws.

-- doomgunner
vampire_face

I think Rondo just didn't like being benched. I mean, he has been a starter for years now. Some guys cannot handle going from playing all the time to not even logging in 1 minute, I think it's a shame. I still don't think he should have quit though.

-- Vampire_Face
the%20pragmaticist

Rondo knew he wasn't the best fit for international play and has a few other things to do, so he bowed out and spared the coach the heat of making the cut. This is a team of hungry players, and he's not one of the hungriest. Billups is already there to provide the wily veteran presence. It was just a rational decision. I guess being rational is too weird to understand anymore.

-- The Pragmaticist
zeppyled

Coach K is overrated. and Colangelo can't be trusted. Both are snakes, Rajon gave them a way out. I hope they appreciated it. A DNP? You've got to be kidding me.

-- zeppyled

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It seems unlikely the newest incarnation of Team USA will produce any NBA free-agent madness on par with Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh hatching plans for a takeover. That is, unless you get worked up about the idea of Tyson Chandler and Eric Gordon joining forces with Danny Granger.

It's not quite the 1998 team of CBA rejects and European-based nobodies that somehow won bronze in place of NBA players otherwise occupied with a labor dispute, but the American side Mike Krzyzewski will lead in the FIBA World Championship doesn't look like dream material. We've got Kevin Durant, which might be enough all on its own, but Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade are among the high-profile players sitting out this round of international play.

With O.J. Mayo, Tyreke Evans, Gerald Wallace and JaVale McGee out of the picture, what would your final 12 look like out of the 15 remaining candidates?

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