Report: Blake Griffin to make Olympic team; 5 others to fight for 2 spots

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Tuesday July 3rd, 2012

After a series of injuries led to uncertainty over the United States' roster for this summer's London Olympics, the pieces are coming together ahead of this weekend's announcement: Blake Griffin will make the team and five other players are in the running for the team's last two spots, reports CBSSports.com's Jeff Goodman on Twitter.

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Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will all miss the Olympics with various injuries. Lamar Odom also reportedly decided to skip the Games to concentrate on preparing to play for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gordon and Harden would seem to fill similar roles on the team as offensive threats off the bench. Gay and Iguodala are also similar. Both could likely play both forward spots in international competition. Iguodala would likely be a better fit as a defensive stopper for the team.

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