Roster decisions loom as U.S. holds opening Olympic practice in Vegas
July 6, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
LAS VEGAS -- It's the kind of argument you hear after work and on chat rooms in rotisserie leagues. In this case those arguing rate among the leading basketball authorities in America, and their decision is meant to result in an Olympic gold medal next month in London.
Three of the final 12 spots remain open for the U.S. men's team, and on Saturday night the final half-dozen candidates to fill out the roster will find out whether they've made it. After the team held its opening practice here Friday, managing director Jerry Colangelo insisted no conclusions had been reached. "We're still not making a final decision until we practice tomorrow,'' he said.
Nine of the places have already been assigned to the following NBA stars: