Twelve United States basketball players will head to London for the 2012 Summer Games and the list of prospects has been reduced to 19.
According to SheridanHoops.com, the preliminary roster has been released and just one of Chicago's finest made the cut. Any guesses?
Of course Derrick Rose's name was on the list. Other guards include Chauncey Billups, Kobe Bryant, Eric Gordon, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.
Forwards include LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Lamar Odom. Centers Tyson Chandler and Dwight Howard also made it.
The roster needs to be submitted to the Olympics by June 20 and the Team USA camp is scheduled to open July 5 in Las Vegas.
Chances are Rose will return but who else will make the cut? Who would you pick as your final 12-man roster? Is there anyone not on the list that should be?
The basketball world woke up Friday morning to a report from ESPN senior writer Marc Stein saying the Bulls may go after Chris Bosh for the 2017-18 NBA season.
It's surprising and intriguing for multiple reasons:
1) Bosh was believed to have played his last days in the NBA due to blod clot issues.
2) The Bulls are at something of a franchise crossroads, sitting as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference following Thursday's games and still determining what the right step is for the near future and the long term.
3) Bosh will be 33 in March and hasn't played in an NBA game in nearly a year (last appeared with the Heat Feb. 9, 2016).
But Stein said the Heat are not planning on waiving Bosh before March 1, so he wouldn't be eligible to join the roster of a playoff contender.
Stein then says: If Bosh does return to the hardwood, "word is that the Chicago Bulls are already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him."
Bosh is an 11-time All-Star who has averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game throughout his career. He helped the Heat win several titles as part of the Big Three with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
Bosh was also just in Chicago visiting Wade earlier this month:
Could he form another Big Three with Wade and Jimmy Butler, this time in Chicago?
It's worth noting Wade just turned 35 earlier this week and will be in his 14th NBA season next year.