US men's basketball roster deadline now July 7
UNDATED (AP) -- USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says about 10 men's Olympic team spots seem set "on paper," with the rest to be determined over two days of practice before the squad is announced July 7.
The Americans requested and were granted an extension on the deadline to name the roster by the U.S. Olympic Committee after four candidates were knocked out by injuries. The team was originally to be picked by June 18 while the NBA season is still ongoing.
Instead, the Americans will hold their first practice July 6 in Las Vegas with an undecided number of players and gather their final 12 at a team meeting the next night. There are 18 healthy players in the roster pool.
The U.S. was to announce those plans Monday.