Olympics: Odom out; U.S. men down to 15 players for 12 spots
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
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.
With the Americans lacking size up front, Odom's departure could strengthen new Clippers teammate Blake Griffin's hopes of making the team, or perhaps open the door for Memphis' Rudy Gay.
Griffin starred at the University of Oklahoma and in high school at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond.