Lamar Odom out for Olympics

Updated: July 4, 2012, 10:42 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

USA Basketball says Lamar Odom won't try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.

Odom informed USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski that he was unable to play this summer. He had previously been expected to take part in training camp this week despite a difficult season in which he and the Dallas Mavericks parted ways early.

With the Americans lacking size up front, Odom's departure could strengthen new Los Angeles ...

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