Opting to focus on the upcoming season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis has decided not to participate in the upcoming USA Basketball training camp and FIBA Basketball World Cup, sources confirmed to ESPN.
League sources familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne that Davis is not ruling out playing for the 2020 Olympic team, but wants to spend this offseason focusing on the 2019-20 season with his new team and helping the Lakers contend for a championship.
Yahoo Sports first reported Davis’ decision not to participate in next month’s USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas and to remove his name from consideration for September’s FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Davis was a member of the 2012 USA Olympic squad and also of the national team that played in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
He was officially introduced as a Laker on Saturday after he was acquired in a blockbuster deal that sent Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, the draft rights to the No. 4 overall pick De’Andre Hunter, two first-round picks, a first-round pick swap and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers also dealt Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones and a second-round pick to the Washington Wizards as part of the trade.
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