Indiana Pacers forward Paul George says he plans on attending USA Basketball camp this summer in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
George broke his right leg last August during a mini-camp scrimmage while preparing for the World Cup of Basketball and has not played this season as he continues to rehab the injury.
When asked if he plans to be in Las Vegas for the mini-camp this summer, George said to NBA.com, "I’m in. Of course."
"The day it happened," George added, "right after, I told them I looked forward to continuing on with USA basketball."
The United States will not participate in the FIBA Americas tournament as they have already qualified for the Olympics due to earning a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup.
USA Basketball Managing Director Jerry Colangelo says the four-day mini-camp will not decide who makes the final Olympic roster.
"This is getting everyone together," Colangelo said. "We want to have a time of sharing. We want to talk about what’s going on in USA Basketball, what’s taken place over the last decade. And then talk about how we see the future, and the most immediate thing on the agenda is next summer."
George has said that he hopes to return to the court and has been practicing with the Pacers for the past few months.
Indiana (30-37) has lost three games in a row and are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference playoff race with 15 games to go.
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