Early roster for Team USA leaked
Later this month, USA Basketball will announce the preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympics. Chris Sheridan over at SheridanHoops.com has the scoop with the entire 19-man roster.
The team is expected to include LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.
It was believed that the early roster would be made up of 18 players but one more was included to make room for LaMarcus Aldridge who is having an outstanding season with the Trail Blazers.
Aldridge and Blake Griffin are the only two players that were not on the 2008 Olympics and 2010 World Championships teams.
An official 12-man roster along with alternatives must be submitted to FIBA by mid-June.