Although New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon missed 55 games due to knee and back injuries this season, he made the pool of finalists for the United States Olympic men's basketball team that was announced on Thursday.

When asked about the possibility of playing for the Olympic team last week, Gordon said he's interested but hadn't thought about it much. Gordon said he plans to take a month off before resuming workouts.

Team USA must be selected by June 18 and the team will train in Las Vegas starting in July.