Timberwolves forward Kevin Love won't have to spend much time wondering about his role on the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

After Love learned Saturday, July 7, that he had earned a spot on USA Basketball's final 12-man roster, he accepted the fact that head coach Mike Krzyzew--ski plans to use him mostly at center, a position change for one of the NBA's top power forwards because of the team's shortage of post players.

"That's going to be my primary position throughout the event ... through the friendly games and leading up to the Olympics," Love said Saturday in Las Vegas during an interview on NBA TV. "It's going to be a lot of the 'five spot' for me, so I'll be doing a lot of picking and popping, offensive rebounding, getting extra possessions ... doing everything I can to help this team."

Love was among 12 NBA players named to the U.S. men's team by Krzyzewski and USA men's basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. Krzyzewski and Colangelo made the final roster decisions after a select group of players went through two days of training.

Love, a two-time NBA all-star, was a member of the 2010 U.S. men's basketball team that won the world championship in Turkey. He completed his fourth season with the Wolves in 2011-12 and led the team with 26.0 points and 13.3 rebounds per game.