LAS VEGAS — A person with knowledge of the decisions says Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden have been chosen for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, which will once again include former Illini Deron Williams.
The trio earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who would have been on the team. They beat out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldn’t scrimmage this week because of a sprained ankle.
The person was granted anonymity because the official roster announcement was not to come until later Saturday.
Also heading to London for the defending gold medalists are: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love.