ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Lin could earn an invite to scrimmage against the U.S. Olympic basketball team this summer.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo mentioned the Knicks guard as a candidate for the select team of young players who will work against the Americans during their training camp in Las Vegas.
But he won’t play for the Americans in London even if he continues his superb play since becoming a starter. The U.S. already has a roster of 20 players, and Colangelo says “everyone has to pay their dues. No exceptions.”
But the Select Team could strengthen his chances for another time. A number of players in this year’s U.S. Olympic pool, including All-Stars Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge and Andre Iguodala, were previous Select Team members.
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