The U.S. plans to stick with its short-handed men’s Olympic basketball team – at least for now.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Monday he has no plans to make any additions to the roster, despite another wave of injuries.
“At this moment we do not have any plans to add anyone,” he said.
“We may very well be seeking permission to add someone else.”
Even so, there’s no guarantee it would be granted. The Americans already were granted one extension by the U.S. Olympic Committee to add Anthony Davis and James Harden to their group of finalists after the deadline had passed for players to be entered in the drug testing pool.
Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have since pulled out with injuries, and Davis sprained his ankle Saturday working out with the New Orleans Hornets.
Colangelo said the U.S. would still like the No. 1 pick to come to training camp in Las Vegas so it could stay on top of his situation.
The team’s first practice is Friday, and the 12-man U.S. roster will be unveiled Saturday night.
In the 100, it was the start. In the 200, it was the curve.
Safe to say Usain Bolt has plenty to work on and not much time to do it – and that’s before he even starts thinking about the man who kept beating him at the Jamaican Olympic trials, Yohan Blake.
When Bolt awoke Monday morning, there were 33 days until the start of the 100-meter sprints at the London Olympics, where the British sports books list him at 4-6 to win – still a favorite to earn the “living legend” status he seeks at the upcoming Games but a much less prohibitive one than he was before trials began.
“I never train for one person,” Bolt said. “Everyone is talking about Yohan Blake and he is proving himself as one of the greatest. But for me, it’s going back to training, getting back to work to and getting done what I’ve got to get done.”