The official USA Olympic basketball roster selections aren't until Saturday night, but it appears there is one fewer spot in doubt, as Blake Griffin is a "lock" to make the Olympic roster, according to a report from ESPN's Marc Stein.
Griffin's addition to the team USA roster does not come as a surprise; The team has lost several interior players due to injury. Griffin was added to the roster when Chris Bosh pulled out due to an injury. Team USA also lost Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Griffin will join Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Deron Williams as other members of the 2012 roster. That leaves two spots open, with Anthony Davis, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, James Harden and Andre Iguodala the remaining candidates.
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