Lamar Odom out for Olympics
USA Basketball says Lamar Odom won't try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.
Team USA executive director Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski still have some work to do selecting their 12-man roster for the London Olympicsm writes Ric Bucher. Story
With the Americans lacking size up front, Odom's departure could strengthen new Los Angeles Clippers teammate Blake Griffin's hopes of making the team, or perhaps open the door for Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay.
The remaining players that are expected to report to camp Thursday in Las Vegas are: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Andre Iguodala, James Harden, Eric Gordon and rookie Anthony Davis.
Davis, however, sprained his ankle Saturday and his status is not yet known. Despite the injury, Davis' father, Anthony Davis Sr., told ESPN.com's Andy Katz on Tuesday night that his son will be in Las Vegas on Thursday ready to play for Team USA.
MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES
- Durant, USA pull away from Spain to win gold
- Clippers' Paul has successful surgery on thumb
- Schmitt back to school after Olympic stardom
- Olympian Raisman, Poland Spring sign deal
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
All the information you need for Olympic basketball rules, athletes and history.
- Sparo Men's Los Angeles Clippers Turbo Watch