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Report: Davis' Olympic dreams alive once more

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Anthony Davis will report to Team USA training camp in place of the injured Blake Griffin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. (Chet White, UK Athletics) Anthony Davis will report to Team USA training camp in place of the injured Blake Griffin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. (Chet White, UK Athletics)
When Anthony Davis was among the last players cut from Team USA's roster, he had little reason to be disappointed in himself. The national player of the year, national champion and No. 1 overall pick of the New Orleans Hornets has accomplished basically everything a 19-year old basketball player reasonably could.

It turns out Davis might just get the chance to add an Olympic gold medal to his unforgettable year after all.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Davis has been asked to report immediately to training camp in Las Vegas for the United States Olympic team after an injury to Blake Griffin. Griffin twisted his knee in a scrimmage with his fellow Dream Teamers and will return to Los Angeles for an MRI, according to the report.

Davis was actually in Los Angeles for the ESPYs on Wednesday night. The severity of Griffin's knee injury will likely determine whether the former Wildcat sticks on the roster.

On Thursday night, Team USA will face off against John Calipari's Dominican Republic National Team in an exhibition in Las Vegas on Thursday night. It's of course uncertain how much or even whether Davis would play in the game - which will be televised on ESPN at 9 p.m. - but it would be pretty cool to see him go up against his former coach.

UPDATE: Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Jerry Colangelo - director of USA Basketball - confirmed that Davis will be available for Thursday night's game against the Dominican Republic., though that does not guarantee him a spot on the Olympic roster.

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