Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh to Miss 2012 Olympics for Team USA

With the 2012 NBA Draft officially in the books, the attention turns to potential blockbuster trades that might go down before next season and the 2012 Olympics that are set to get underway in July.

As the July 7 roster deadline approaches, Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski has a lot of tough decisions to make in terms of picking players to make the final 12-man roster. The majority of the final roster is basically already decided upon with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant leading the way, but with so many injuries as a result of the shortened 2011-12 NBA season, the options are becoming more and more limited for Coach K.

Team USA took a major blow recently with both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh deciding to sit out of the 2012 Olympics in London, England in order to tend to injuries according to ESPN.com:

“Bosh announced the decision through agent Henry Thomas one day after Heat teammate Dwyane Wade pulled out of the Olympic mix because of looming left knee surgery.”

It’s no real surprise that Bosh withdrew his name from consideration for the Team USA roster with an ailing abdominal injury suffered in the second-round of the NBA playoffs against the Indiana Pacers. The news of Wade withdrawing on the other hand was quite a surprise.

Apparently, Wade’s left knee had gotten so bad over the course of the playoffs and the NBA Finals that it will now require surgery.

Now that Bosh and Wade will be tending to injuries summers along with Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Chauncey Billups and Derrick Rose, Coach K and company will be weighing their roster options in the coming week before the deadline.

There are currently 16 players left to fill the 12-man roster for Team USA. With Wade out, the roster spot may go to James Harden or Eric Gordon to fill the void at shooting guard.

You May Also Like

Al Horford On NBA Free Agency: ‘I Really Love The City’ Of Atlanta

The 2015-16 NBA season is officially over for the Atlanta Hawks. The veteran squad led by Al Horford, Jeff Teague, and Paul Milsap were able to lock up the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and make easy work of the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs but stood no chance against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round…

Lakers Summer League: Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma Expected To Play Vs. 76ers

The Las Vegas Summer League has not been kind to the Los Angeles Lakers in regards to injuries…

Dwight Howard: A Better Off-Court Relationship Would Help The Lakers

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, Dwight Howard feels that…

Lakers News: Jayson Tatum Says Kobe Bryant Used To Be His Favorite Player

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant mesmerized fans like few before him have…