After a rash of injuries has put a sizable dent in the American basketball roster for the Olympics this summer, USA Basketball has made the decision to add James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Anthony Davis of the University of Kentucky, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports has learned.
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LaMarcus Aldridge, Chauncey Billups, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose are among the notable members of Team USA to come down with significant injuries in the last two months. The program was in desperate need of another guard and another big man, and these additions appear to fit those needs.
“After reviewing our roster, we think these two additions strengthen our National Team program immeasurably,” USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo told Spears. Andrew Bynum, Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo are among the American stars still on the outside looking in at the roster for Team USA; more additions to the roster could still be to come. Preliminary rounds of this summer’s Games don't get underway until July 29.