Carmelo Anthony knows the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team headed to London may not be the powerhouse that was expected.
In his strongest terms to date, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that no new players will be considered for the roster for this summer's Olympics despite a flurry of injuries.
Dwight Howard's surgery means USA Basketball will be without its presumed starting center this summer at the London Olympics. It won't be Andrew Bynum to the rescue in Superman's absence, either.
The U.S. added Blake Griffin of the Clippers and LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland on Monday to the 18 holdovers who hope to go for more basketball gold.
With training camp less than a year away and no guarantee of games before then, Jerry Colangelo is ready to start finding out who wants to play on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
While its recent mainstays take the summer off, the United States gets back to work Tuesday in Las Vegas, opening training camp for the players competing for a chance to play in the world championships.