MANILA, Philippines – Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard said he has not yet thought about playing for the United States in the 2016 Olympics, with just under two months to go before the Games start in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Lillard was part of the 30-man pool named by USA Basketball, but the two-time All-Star said Tuesday in a visit to Manila that he has yet to think about the Olympics.
"I haven't even thought about it," he admitted. "But I see all these guys dropping out, and I know I'm most likely the next guy up."
"I'm not sure," he added. "I haven't even thought about it."
Team USA, the defending Olympic gold medalist, has been hit by injuries to players. Point guards Chris Paul, John Wall, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook have all withdrawn from consideration, as did James Harden, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, and LaMarcus Aldridge.
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Lillard has yet to represent Team USA in the Olympics.
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