Howard and Indiana’s Roy Hibbert likely will be chosen as reserves by the coaches, while Pekovic, Cousins and Detroit’s Andre Drummond are among the other bigs hoping to get a call.
LeBron James and 10 others from the 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team are remaining in the national team pool, joined by a group of newcomers hoping for their first chance at gold.
Caron Butler scored eight of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Bucks rallied from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 104-101 Wednesday night to snap a nine-game losing streak.
Dwight Howard had 35 points and 19 rebounds, leading the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 114-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
Brandon Jennings scored 28 points, making a key 3-pointer with 46.7 seconds left, and matched his season high with 14 assists Wednesday night and the Detroit Pistons held on for a 107-106 win over the Boston Celtics.
In the last three games, Drummond has scored 65 points and recorded 56 rebounds.
At just four months past his 20th birthday, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is the sixth youngest player in the NBA.
The Detroit Pistons aren’t off to the best of starts this season.
The PIstons have missed the playoffs the last four seasons, but if the team’s ability to win has changed as much as its roster, Detroit could be in good shape.
The Pistons’ brightest young talent without a doubt in my mind is Andre Drummond.