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Anthony Davis injured, out of Olympics contention

Draft Hornets Basketball

New Orleans Hornets basketball player Anthony Davis poses in his uniform in New Orleans, Friday, June 29, 2012. Davis was the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft Thursday night. (AP Photo/Kerry Maloney)


Four days ago, Anthony Davis was selected with the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

With Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum and Chris Bosh missing the Olympics, many believed that meant that the newest New Orleans Hornet would have a very real shot at backing up Tyson Chandler as Team USA’s center in this summer’s Olympics.

With Kevin Love and Blake Griffin being the only other big men on the entire roster, it made sense.

But that won’t be happening, according to Adrian Wojnarowski:

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So much for that theory.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.