Deng Joins Britain’s Olympic Training Camp
Luol Deng will participate in Britain’s Olympic training camp, which began Thursday with players arriving in Houston, where coach Chris Finch is an assistant for the Rockets.
The team will spend close to three weeks in Texas, playing five exhibitions before flying to England in advance of the London Olympics. British basketball officials remain confident insurance for Deng, who has a torn ligament in his left wrist, will be secured.
Deng consistently has maintained his plan to play in the Olympics despite the injury. He will make his decision on offseason surgery in August. Former Bull Ben Gordon, who was born in London and has played a cat-and-mouse game for years with British officials regarding international participation, was an early no-show at camp.