USA Basketball is holding a minicamp in Las Vegas from Aug. 11-13 as the team gears up for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and any player interested in making the Olympic team is expected to attend, whether they can participate or not. With that in mind, Carmelo Anthony will be attending the minicamp, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Anthony is still rehabbing from a February knee surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon, so he won’t be a full participant. However, he’s getting back to doing some basketball activities, so he’ll be able to do some work in Vegas.
Anthony has been a part of the last three Team USA Olympic squads. He was a member of the disappointing group that won bronze in Athens in 2004, but the last two teams have won gold. He finished second on the team in scoring in 2012 and is a good fit in international play thanks to his versatility, but he’s no lock to make the 2016 roster considering all of the other quality young talent in the Team USA pipeline.
It’s not yet known exactly how many players will be attending the minicamp, but the USA Basketball roster for the next three summers was at 34 last year, and seven new players were recently invited to the August camp.