Team USA Facing Plenty of Distractions
Team USA has already dealt with its share of challenges in the opening week of training camp, and plenty of questions still remain on the Americans’ road to London.
Contract situations, fatigue and injuries limited the progress of Team USA. Three players – Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and Anthony Davis – were cut and named alternates. After Blake Griffin suffered a major knee injury that will keep him off the Olympic roster, Davis, the 20-year-old top pick in last month’s NBA draft, was added.
Blake Griffin won’t play in the Olympics because his left knee is hurting.”There have been a lot of distractions – not Vegas distractions, but contract, injury, different situations during these first eight days,” Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said.