Report: Davis likely to miss Olympics
Yet another big man may be out of the picture for Team USA.
Anthony Davis suffered a sprained ankle Saturday and almost surely will no longer compete for a Team USA roster spot in the London Olympics, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The No. 1 overall draft pick of the New Orleans Hornets was added to the list of finalists for Team USA after Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge had to drop out because of injuries. Chris Bosh also dropped out last week, giving Davis a good chance of making the team.
But Davis, 19, severely sprained the ankle in a workout last weekend at the Hornets' training center. The injury left both Davis and the Hornets no longer wanting to risk his participation, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Davis may still be a fixture on Team USA rosters in the future. He led Kentucky to the national championship as a freshman and is expected to be a star in the NBA.
If he doesn't participate in Team USA's camp, which starts Friday in Las Vegas, there will be 15 players competing for 12 spots. The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose and the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade will also miss the Olympics because of injuries.
The Team USA roster will be announced July 7.
The Associated Press contributed this report.