Due to the injuries to Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge this season, Team USA's in the market for a big man and the Detroit Pistons have a great one in Greg Monroe.
Monroe was beginning to receive consideration for Team USA's Olympic Roster, along with DeMarcus Cousins and rising rookie Anthony Davis, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, but Jeff Zillgitt of the USA Today has a person with info who says Monroe will not be added:
Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe will not be one of two additions to Team USA's preliminary Olympic roster, according to person w/info.— Jeff Zillgitt (@usat_jzillgitt) May 2, 2012
I have no reason to believe Zillgitt may be misinformed, but then I read his next tweet which suggests Roy Hibbert is a possibility. According to Stein, Hibbert can't be added because he played for Jamaica's senior national team in 2010 and FIBA rules supposedly preclude players from representing two different countries at the senior level. Zillgitt says Hibbert could still be added through a loophole, but he's not sure.
We already went through this for the All-Star game -- and if Team USA has to jump through hoops to add Hibbert, who could be pretty worn down following the playoffs, why not just add Monroe? Seriously, just add Monroe. You won't be disappointed, America.
UPDATE (3:22p.m.): Hibbert won't be on the roster.