If Team USA’s players continue to drop as the London Olympics draw nearer — particularly the big men — Mike Krzyzewski may have to put very little thought into picking the final roster. Just a few days after Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade officially announced they will not be making the trip to London, center Anthony Davis has reportedly also been crossed off the list.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Davis “suffered a severely sprained ankle in a Hornets workout and is almost assuredly unable to play for Team USA.” Davis may have already been considered a long shot to make the team because of his lack of experience at the professional level, but with a number of injuries already having piled up his chances were looking better every day.
With Bosh, Dwight Howard, and LaMarcus Aldridge already out with injuries, Team USA’s front court is starting to become a legitimate concern. Tyson Chandler is the only actual center remaining among the roster finalists, and unless someone like DeMarcus Cousins is a late add-on Coach K. will be relying on guys like Kevin Love to fill in at that position.
Despite Derrick Rose being out, Team USA is still loaded with talent at the guard and small forward position. However, they could run into trouble against a team like Spain who has a good front court with Marc and Pau Gasol. Now that the Opening Ceremonies are less than a month away, Team USA can hardly afford to sustain anymore injuries to their big men.