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Lopez Drops Out of Team USA

Brook Lopez, struggling to recover from a bout with mono, has withdrawn from the U.S. national team and will be replaced by Washington's Javale McGee, reports AP.

Lopez informed USA Basketball officials Wednesday that he didn't believe he was in good enough condition to take part in training camp next week in New York.

He played poorly during practices in Las Vegas last month and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said he would have to perform well next week to have a chance to make the final roster.  Lopez was diagnosed with mono after the regular season and lost more than 25 pounds.  He regained the weight during a lengthy recovery but not the stamina.