Did you watch the games ? I don’t think anybody’s stock went up to be honest.
With the exception of the finals game the USA played poor basketball at both ends of the floor, with nobody playing consistently well enough to carry the team. Klay had 3 good games, KD had some good games some awful ones, Melo had some good, some awful ones. Same for Irving, same for Cousins.
De Andre was good last 2 games, Klay stepped up when the USA needed, PG was contributing well but overall the USA disappointed, especially on defense.
They won the gold as expected by playing poorly excluding the finals game. As a basketball fan I’d have expected the USA to play beautiful basketball and showing domination but a lot of games it was a struggle. And the basketball was not beautiful at all.