Anthony makes final roster for Olympic qualifying tournament

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is on the final roster of 12 for the Olympic qualifying tournament that starts tomorrow.

But the Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant and Nick Collison have been dropped.

The American team announced its decision about two hours after practicing at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas yesterday.

The final roster needs to be submitted today, a day before the U.S. opens the FIBA Americas tournament against Venezuela.

The U.S. roster includes: Anthony, along with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, Jason Kidd, Chauncey Billups, Michael Redd, Mike Miller, Tyson Chandler, Tayshaun Prince and Deron Williams.