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phlp_bj
07-22-2008, 08:32 AM
LAS VEGAS -- So much for Plan B.

Team USA opened training camp Monday with 12 players in uniform instead of the 13 they had planned on after a toe injury kept top alternate Tyson Chandler from joining the team.

USA Basketball officials refused to say that Chandler was completely out of the mix, but coach Mike Krzyzewski said a new backup plan will take shape over the next couple of days.

Krzyzewski hinted that Durant, who is practicing against Team USA this week as part of the U.S. Select Team, could supplant Chandler as the No. 1 alternate.

"What we could do is have Durant be a perimeter player, and LeBron be a big. The way we're playing, LeBron is a big," Krzyzewski said.

Chandler has an inflamed big toe that he originally injured when San Antonio's Ime Udoka stepped on him during the New Orleans Hornets' playoff loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

"I had a good conversation with him, he really wanted to be here. We're going to keep him posted, see how he's doing with that, and if something happens he's still going to be a major consideration for us. He said he still wants to be considered, and hopefully this gets better," Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo said.

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/news/story?id=3499568

IndiansFan337
07-22-2008, 08:47 AM
Doesn't the alternate have to be added to the regular roster by the first week of August to be eligible to play in the Olympics?

I think this really is a non-issue. The alternate is highly unlikely to actually get added to the roster.

IndiansFan337
07-22-2008, 08:47 AM
Doesn't the alternate have to be added to the regular roster by the first week of August to be eligible to play in the Olympics?

I think this really is a non-issue. The alternate is highly unlikely to actually get added to the roster.

SHONIE
07-22-2008, 11:44 AM
Lebron as a big ftw

SHONIE
07-22-2008, 11:44 AM
how do you have 23,000 posts.... lol