Team USA men's basketball is paring down its final roster down to the 12 players who'll compete in the Olympic summer games of London. The final roster will be announced Saturday.
The squad has been decimated by injuries -- only five of the players who competed at Beijing are available.
Rookie Hornet Anthony Davis is at the tryouts in Las Vegas, as is guard Eric Gordon.
The latter has raised more than a few eyebrows back here in New Orleans lately. Not only has the restricted free agent signed an offer sheet with the Suns, saying his heart is in Phoenix -- he told ESPN's Ric Bucher the following at the Team USA workouts:
"Phoenix just showed a lot more interest, overall, and definitely in how they negotiated. I don't know what New Orleans' plans are for me. There are no negotiations right now….they drafted another shooting guard [Austin Rivers], a combo guard like me, which tells me they have another plan."
Interesting -- Hornets head coach Monty Williams said in a post-draft interview that he'd spoken with Gordon the week before, and wanted Gordon to be "the man" the team builds around in the future.
Gordon has a 4-year, $58 million sheet. The Hornets have three days after the league-mandated July 11 date to match it and keep him, or let Gordon walk.
Sources have told FOX 8 that the Hornets intend to match.