Lamar Odom was unlikely to play for Team USA at the upcoming London Olympics, but with a number of big men out for Mike Krzyzewski, he might have been a fringe contender for a roster spot. That is, if he was healthy and willing to play. Instead, Odom has withdrawn himself from consideration so that he can work with trainers to get completely healthy for the upcoming NBA season.
Lamar Odom tells ESPNLA he will skip Team USA this summer and work with trainers in L.A. and focus on this season.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 2, 2012
Odom was previously scheduled to work out for Krzyzewski along with Blake Griffin and and the now-injured Anthony Davis in Las Vegas. Davis, Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chris Bosh are out injured, while Andrew Bynum has stated that he is not interested in playing. Team USA might go without another big man, but DeMarcus Cousins and Derrick Favors could be considered for a roster spot.