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London Calling for D-Will

It's official, USA Basketball has invited Deron Williams to the Olympic Team tryouts. He's one of 20 whose names were released Monday. Williams is among five point guards in the Team USA's pool, which includes Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Chauncey Billups and last season's league MVP Derrick Rose.

All included in the tryout list are Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge, who haven't played for Team USA in either the Olympics or World Championships. Jason Kidd, who was a record 56-0 in international play, is not returning. Williams, of course, won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, which he has said is his greatest thrill in basketball.