The 2012 men's Olympic basketball team roster was finalized a few hours ago, and as expected, it did not include Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.
Cousins is in Las Vegas training with the USA Select Team and scrimmaging against Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the other members of the squad that will represent the U.S. in London.
USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo will address the the three additions to the final roster - Blake Griffin, James Harden and Andre Iguodala - within the next hour.
Because of injuries to several of the league's stars, among them Chris Bosh, LaMarcus Aldridge and Dwight Howard, there was a remote chance the selection committee would add the 6-foot-11 Cousins, who is coming off a very productive second season.
Instead, Colangelo, coach Mike Krzyzewski went with the obvious choice in Griffin, and with wing players Harden and Iguodala. No.1 overall draft choice Anthony Davis recently injured his ankle and pretty much took himself out of the equation.
Team USA captured the gold medal in the Beijing Games after claiming the bronze in 2004 Athens.
Also named to the 2012 squad: Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook.
Members of the Select Team enter the talent pool and improve their prospects of being named to future World Championship and Olympic squads.
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