Grizzlies forward using Olympic cut as motivation

Updated: October 2, 2012, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rudy Gay will remember being cut from the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team for the rest of his career.

The Memphis Grizzlies forward described the news he got in early July as tough to hear when U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski told Gay he wouldn't be playing on the team at the London Olympics.

"They can word it however they want. Being left off, being cut, whatever," Gay said. "I feel like that's one of the things I can keep in my mind to make me move on."

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