Anthony Davis is a former No. 1 draft pick and an Olympic gold medalist.

Neither fact has the Chicago native resting on his laurels as he participates in USA Basketball's minicamp this week.

"I don't think I'm a lock at all (for the 2016 Olympics)," Davis said Tuesday. "I have to earn my spot."

Davis averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds as the youngest member of the 2012 U.S. team in London.

"It was a great experience," he said. "I had a lot of fun, and the guys really taught me a lot about hard work. Hopefully, I can bring everything I learned to minicamp here and make the national team moving forward."

Coach's corner: Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski invited former Olympic coach John Thompson to address the minicamp participants after practice. The two matched wits twice in Duke-Georgetown battles.

"He and I are great, great friends," Krzyzewski said. "He's one of the legendary figures, not just in basketball but in our country. When you think of the progress we've made with race relations, you have to consider John as one of the key people in that regard.

"All of those guys know who he is. If you could've seen their eyes fixated on him, it was like, 'Whoa.' It was good of John to do that."

Roster roulette: In a bookkeeping move that might not preclude an invitation to training camp, the Bulls waived summer-league standout Malcolm Thomas.