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Lillard passes on Olympics, withdraws name from USA Team consideration

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Many NBA stars have passed on the opportunity to represent their country in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games, and now Damian Lillard has joined the growing list, according to The Vertical.

After being a late add to the pool of players for Team USA back in February, Damian Lillard has taken his name out of consideration for the 12-man roster.

Lillard cites his ongoing treatment on his foot, which was injured during the regular season, as the motive to skip out on the Olympics.

With so many players pulling out, including LeBron James, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, it is possible that CJ McCollum could get the call. McCollum is currently on the select team, which will scrimmage against the main Olympic squad next month in the run-up to Rio.

Portland's Al Farouq-Aminu will be at the summer games with Nigeria.

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