Boston Celtics rookie center Greg Stiemsma and Lance Thomas of the New Orleans Hornets have been added to the select team of young players that will train against the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.
Also, USA Basketball has announced that Orlando forward Ryan Anderson has withdrawn, leaving the roster at 14 players. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday the Americans were committed to inviting two players from their Pan American Games team that won a bronze medal last summer.
The select team will train against the Americans in Las Vegas from July 6-11. The roster also includes Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, Jeremy Lin, John Wall, Kawhi Leonard, DeJuan Blair, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward, Paul George, Taj Gibson and Klay Thompson.
Congrats to Greg Stiemsma. Playing against Team USA will be a great learning experience.
But shouldn't the Steamer be resting his aching feet?