New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin was one of 13 players named to the 2012 USA Men's Select Team. The announcement was made on Monday by USA Basketball.
The team will train against the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its July 6 to 12 training camp in Las Vegas, Nev. Lin is joined by Ryan Anderson (Orlando Magic), DeJuan Blair (San Antonio Spurs), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) and John Wall (Washington Wizards).
"The USA Select Team was a vital part of the USA Men's National Team's training in 2007, 2008 and 2010," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman, in a statement, "and again in 2012 we'll utilize this team of select NBA players to help get our National Team ready for the very competitive summer that is ahead of us."
Lin is entering the offseason as a restricted free agent. Although Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he believes Lin will "absolutely" be back as a Knick, Lin said "nothing is set in stone" today. His agent, Roger Montgomery, took the same stance.
"We’re not anticipating that’s going to happen. We don’t have assurances of anything," Montgomery said in an interview with the New York Post. "I know history shows most restricted free agents go back to their team, but I’m not going to assume anything. We’re waiting to see what happens.’’
Lin underwent surgery on April 2 to repair a small chronic meniscal tear in his left knee. He tried to return during the Knicks' first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, but was unable to do so. Montgomery told the Post that Lin is "doing well," but he's not 100 percent healthy yet.
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