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Based on his recent history, it should come as no surprise that Anthony Davis is adjusting seamlessly in his role with Team USA.

It took him no more than a few months to get used to his new 6-foot-10 frame after spending most of his youth as a guard. Then, he went straight from high school's top-rated prospect to college basketball's best player. Now, he's playing alongside some of the best players in the world in a much more physical international game.

Two games into his Olympic career, he's already making the case for more playing time. Davis scored 12 points in just over 13 minutes of action on Tuesday against Tunisia. More importantly, he's earned the respect of his teammates, a good number of which already have Hall of Fame credentials.

Already, Davis has been able to contribute, albeit not in a critical game situation. On Tuesday against Tunisia, he scored 12 points -- 10 of them on wide-variety of dunks -- in the second half when the Americans ran away for a 47-point win. It wasn't all easy for Davis, who lost the ball on one possession and received a welcome-to-the-international-game elbow to the lip.

Davis' teammates and the U.S. coaching staff say he's gotten better in each practice, giving him more confidence, and in turn, his teammates more confidence in him. He's also giving them a taste of his pro potential.

"I'm happy for him," Kevin Durant said after the U.S. improved to 2-0. "He works hard. Coming in to the Olympics before his rookie season, that's what guys dream of, and to do it at 19. He's going to be a phenomenal player, man. He's going to be one of those guys who changes a franchise for decades."

That's high praise coming from a three-time NBA scoring champion and has to be even cooler for Davis, who has professed to trying to model his game after Durant.

Davis and Team USA will take the floor in London again on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. ET against Nigeria. The game will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. In the mean time, read the rest of this story on Davis.

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