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Griffin had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee in and joined a long list of American celebrities to be pushed behind the scenes of this summer.
Davis replaced him in the 113-59 victory over the Americans exhibitions, the Dominican Republic, on Thursday in Las Vegas, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter. The No. 1 overall draft pick could be Kobe Bryant Shoes For Sale made to the team of 12 men to London, where Griffin withdrew Friday.
” Blake has worked very hard in our training camp and would certainly have a valuable contribution,” USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo said the president in a statement. ” This is another unfortunate injury, but we must go, and we are very fortunate to have Anthony Davis available. Anthony, our team added the height and length, and it will be an incredible experience for him.”
Davis sprained his ankle during a workout with the Hornets in New Orleans and could fray, when the Americans opened training camp last Friday, ruining any chance he produce the original 12-man squad had. But Kevin Durant Shoes Colangelo, capacities Davis ruheririi gxondla 7/26 intrigued, asked to stay at 6 feet 10 inches from front to the selection team of young players who are training for the national team, knowing he could be called as a replacement if another injury.
The Clippers said in a statement that Mr. Griffin has a torn medial meniscus and arthroscopic surgery to repair it. His status for the start of the 2012-13 NBA season is apparently not in danger.
“We are relieved that this has no effect just Kobe Bryant Olympic 2012 to be on the ability of Blake in time for training camp ready,” head coach Vinny Del Negro said Clippers in the declaration. “Do Experience Olympic will be too hard for him. I know how it was done. We are pleased to be fixed now get and use the time available for him to be completely. recover “
Anthony Davis, the first choice in the draft this year by the NBA Hornets replaced Griffin on Team USA exhibition game Thursday night, a 113-59 drubbing missed by the Dominican Republic. The 19-year Davis scored nine points in 10 minutes of action. The former Kentucky Wildcat, who was one of the last cuts of the final team after missing practice time because of a sprained left ankle, is now their team in London in the United States.
Griffin, 23, suffered the injury a day after inking five-year, $ 95 million contract extension with the Clippers. The transaction was last year opt-out clause holds, Griffin, a lawn mower in 2018.
Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard are the other stars of the NBA skipping the Olympics with various injuries.
Griffin left the camp of the United States and returned to Los Angeles on Thursday, where an evaluation by the doctors of his Los Angeles Clippers team is determined, it must undergo an arthroscopy.
In the past, said USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo Griffin would have to formally withdraw from the team before Davis, an alternate on the list, could officially take his place.
“As we understand it, he injured his knee at the end of the season (NBA) and had to decide on its scope (arthroscopic surgery) or not,” Colangelo said during the broadcast of ESPN game against the Dominican Republic.
“He decided not to. He looked really strong in the camp and have had no problem. Even yesterday, he had a great workout. It felt great last night, but I woke up with some discomfort and swelling, and now we have to see what is going to expect to take place. “