Davis gets US basketball call-up after Griffin injury
ANTHONY Davis, the number one pick in the 2012 NBA draft, will replace Blake Griffin on the United States squad at the London Olympics, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said yesterday.
Griffin, a two-time All-Star forward with the Los Angeles Clippers, has been diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear of his left knee and will not play in the London Games.
“We are sorry to have received confirmation of Blake’s injury which has forced his withdrawal from the USA team for this summer,” Colangelo said in a statement.
“Blake worked extremely hard in our training camp and certainly would have been a valuable contributor.
“This is another unfortunate injury, but we have to continue to move on and we’re very fortunate to have Anthony Davis available.
“Anthony offers our team additional height and length, and this will be an incredible experience for him.”
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