The United States basketball team is going to have to look and see if they can replace Dwyane Wade. The Miami Heat star has informed both Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski that he will not participate in the Summer Olympics this year, according to the Associated Press via Tim Reynolds.
AP: Dwyane Wade called Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski today to withdraw from Olympic team. He will need knee surgery.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 28, 2012
Wade played hard the entire season, playing 72 games overall since last Christmas. However, with losing him, Team USA will be losing one of their more aggressive scorers when they go to London next month. In international play, Wade averages 16 points per game. In the gold medal game against Spain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Wade led Team USA in scoring with 27 points.