Stoudemire won't play for U.S. at worlds

Updated: July 21, 2010, 5:32 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- The door to the gym opened on the first day of Team USA's minicamp Tuesday, the players strode inside and Amare Stoudemire was not among them.

The New York Knicks' new forward will not play for the United States in next month's world championships because of problems insuring his contract.

The U.S. team's roster dropped from 22 to 20 as the team spent its first 24 hours together preparing for Turkey, as the Suns' Robin Lopez also pulled out after deciding he was ...

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