Anthony Davis to play on Hornets summer league team

One day after being denied a spot on the USA Basketball team that will play in the London Olympic Games, New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis said Sunday he’ll be playing with the Hornets team in the summer league that begins here [in Las Vegas] later this month.

Initially Davis had said he wouldn’t participate in the summer league. But it’s unclear whether he’ll be joining the younger, men’s select team that works against the Olympic team in preparation for the Games next week in Washington, D.C.

Davis is still an alternate for the Olympic Games.

– Reported by Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune