Dwyane Wade has officially taken his name out of contention to play for Team USA this summer in the London Olympics.
Wade will have knee surgery this offseason. Wade had knee problems during the playoffs and had his knee drained at one point.
AP: Dwyane Wade called Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski today to withdraw from Olympic team. He will need knee surgery.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 28, 2012
Wade’s absence will open up another guard spot which Thunder players Russell Westbrook and James Harden will both compete for.
Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Eric Gordon and Deron Williams are the only other guards trying out for the team so there is a good chance that Westbrook and/or Harden will make the team alongside Kevin Durant who is a shoo-in.
The Thunder are now the only team in the NBA who could be sending three players to the Olympics to represent the United States. They will also be sending Serge Ibaka who will play for Spain.
Tags: 2012 Olympics Chris Paul Deron Williams Dwyane Wade Eric Gordon James Harden Jerry Colangelo Kevin Durant Knee Surgery Kobe Bryant London Mike Krzyzewski Russell Westbrook Serge Ibaka Spain Team USA Basketball