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UK's Davis will have to wait longer for Olympic decision

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Kentucky forward Anthony Davis celebrates as he cuts the net after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 2, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The U.S. men's basketball team has more time to solve the problems caused by its injuries.

The Americans have been granted an extension from the U.S. Olympic Committee and won't have to name their roster until July 8, pushed back from June 18. That will allow them to wait until after the NBA season has ended and after training camp has begun.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says the Americans haven't determined how many players will be invited to camp in Las Vegas. There are currently 18 healthy players in the roster pool.

The Americans needed permission to add the final two players to it, Oklahoma City's James Harden and Kentucky's Anthony Davis, after the pool was depleted by injuries to Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Chauncey Billups and LaMarcus Aldridge.

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