Daily Link: Brook Drops Out of Team USA

Given his health issues this summer, not surprised at all by this, but Brook Lopez has withdrawn from Team USA consideration. From Fred Kerber:

(Nets GM Billy) King had said Nets coach Avery Johnson watched Lopez working out in Las Vegas under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and felt that though Lopez had regained his weight, he still was lacking in stamina. After the tryouts, Team USA chairman Jerry Colangelo said Lopez needed to have a strong New York showing to make the team that will compete at the World Championships in Turkey.

Personally, I’m relieved. While it’s not for a member of the Nets to gain international exposure, Brook clearly hasn’t looked right in his recovery from mono and he needs all the time he can get to be ready for the regular season.