With big men Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge out for the London Olympics after surgeries, center Tyson Chandler said he is ready to don the red, white and blue after the Knicks' playoff run.

With the dearth of big men and Andrew Bynum saying he wasn't interested, Chandler may even start for the United States Olympic Team when the Summer Games begin in late July.

Chandler, who was not selected to the 2008 Olympic gold-medal team but played for Team USA in the 2010 World Championships, was named one of the 20 finalists in January. His new NBA championship ring and solid season with the Knicks have him as a mortal lock when Team USA's 12-man roster is selected in late May.

"I'm definitely ready to represent my country,'' Chandler told The Post. "I'm very excited. Just to be able to be considered for the USA team is a blessing and something I'm very proud of. I committed myself when I joined in 2007. I still feel that way.''