Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm  |  6 responses

Anthony Davis to Replace Blake Griffin on Olympic Team

Blake Griffin and his bum left knee are out for the London Olympics, and Team USA has tabbed rookie big man Anthony Davis to take Griffin’s spot on the roster. Per Reuters: “Anthony Davis, the number one pick in the 2012 NBA draft, will replace Blake Griffin on the United States squad at the London Olympics, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo said Friday. […] ‘We are sorry to have received confirmation of Blake’s injury which has forced his withdrawal from the USA Team for this summer,’ Colangelo said in a statement. ‘Blake worked extremely hard in our training camp and certainly would have been a valuable contributor. This is another unfortunate injury, but we have to continue to move on and we’re very fortunate to have Anthony Davis available. Anthony offers our team additional height and length, and this will be an incredible experience for him.’ […] Griffin is the latest in a string of U.S. players hit by injuries ahead of the London Games, which begin in two weeks. Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, and Miami’s center/forward Chris Bosh and guard Dwyane Wade have already been ruled out due to injuries.”

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  • Rasheedionics

    why am i signed in as this guy?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    maybe because slam want us to have split personalities

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^Why did you post as him instead of just switching it to your name. Go die. Your part of the problem. Alright a little harsh. My b.
    Davis had a nice first game!

  • LA Huey

    ^He was playing against the DR scrubs but was running the floor well and trying to be assertive. That’s what counts.

  • cbb_fanatic

    Speaking as a fan who claimed the NCAA title in the pre-season for the Wildcats when everyone was saying UNC (sorry…had to say it. LOL. No disrespect to UNC, though) I’m definitely proud of AD. He did pretty good in his first OLYMPIC GAME: 9 pts (3-4 shooting) and a rebound in just 9.5 minutes on the floor. Hopefully, he’ll have plenty of more and continue to profit from this wonderful experience. Just imagine: a olympic gold medal even before you play in your first NBA game…that would be awesome!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Cousins is rolling around in his immature grave, asking himself, “Why not me?”