The Chairman of USA Basketball’s Board of Directors, Jerry Colangelo joined Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan to discuss the forthcoming Summer Olympics in London and what’s expected of Team USA.
Colangelo broke down the guys who have been brought in to work out with the team, in hopes to find fill in roles for the injuries felt by the team, such as Derrick Rose who left the 2012 playoffs early after tearing his ACL.
Among those guys who were brought in to workout were Lamar Odom, Blake Griffin, James Harden and Rudy Gay. The number 1 pick, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Hornets was also on Colangelo’s radar to be brought in, but has apparently already suffered his first injury.
“Anthony Davis was scheduled to be in until we find out that he sprained his ankle two days ago in his first workout with his new team, and he’s suspect now.”
Colangelo discussed the nature of forming an Olympic team, in that he starts watching players early in their careers. One guy he likes should sound familiar to Wizards fans.
“Beal is a terrific player and has a bright future in the NBA. We’ve got our antennae up on all these young players coming up the pike. We’ll be watching him as he comes into the league and his name is on the board.”