Davis was drafted by the Hornets first overall last Thursday and arrived in New Orleans on Friday to train at the Hornets' facilities before departing for U.S. practices that begin this Thursday in Las Vegas. USA Basketball is scheduled to announce its 12-man Olympic roster on Saturday.
Even if Davis had not been injured, it was not clear that he was going to make the Olympic team. However, if he reports for the U.S. team's pre-Olympic training camp - whether he can practice or not - he could be made an alternate.
In other basketball news:
* The Hawks and Nets have agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn, multiple media outlets reported. The Nets would send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a draft pick. Atlanta also agreed in principle to trade forward Marvin Williams for Utah point guard Devin Harris, ESPN reported, citing sources.
Pro Football *
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright
was arrested in Los Angeles for investigation of driving under the influence after police said he was involved in a crash about 12:20 a.m. Monday, several blocks from the Staples Center. Police said the Mercedes SLS that Wright was driving rear-ended a pickup truck, and the driver of the truck had unspecified injuries.
* Federal authorities say former NFL receiver Johnnie Morton Jr. has been sentenced to 2 years' probation for lying to a grand jury in 2009 when he said he did not have business dealings with a California man who in 2011 pleaded guilty to money laundering.
Sport Stops *
NASCAR penalized Austin Dillon
because his car failed inspection for being too low following his Nationwide Series win Friday at Kentucky, dropping him out of the points lead. Dillon was docked six points in the standings, going from two points up on Elliott Sadler
in the Nationwide standings to down by four points. Crew chief Danny Stockman Jr.
was fined $10,000, and car owner Morgan Shepherd
was also docked six points.
* Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Manuel Charr, of Germany, on Sept. 8 in Moscow. Klitschko's younger brother, Wladimir, defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against American Tony Thompson in Berne, Switzerland, on Saturday.
* Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another will bid fans farewell on Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. The colt will be paraded between races, giving fans a last chance to see I'll Have Another at his home track before he begins the next phase of his career as a stallion in Japan. I'll Have Another's bid for the Triple Crown ended suddenly on June 8, the day before the Belmont Stakes, when the colt was retired because of a tendon injury. I'll Have Another was recently sold to Shigeyuki Okada and will stand at Big Red Farm on the island of Hokkaido.