Team USA’s backcourt has been fortified by two All-Stars who pledged on Friday to play in the Tokyo Olympics.
Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal, the league’s second-leading scorer this season, has made a commitment, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, who finished 14th in scoring and will be playing in the upcoming Western Conference Finals, has also decided to participate, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets.
Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Warriors big man Draymond Green are among the other prominent players who have already chosen to play for Team USA.
We have more news regarding the Olympics:
- Oshae Brissett will not play for Team Canada at the Olympics, Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files tweets. The 22-year-old Brissett averaged 10.9 PPG and 5.5 RPG for the Pacers this season.
- Luka Doncic had 10 points and 17 assists for Slovenia in a friendly game against Croatia on Friday, according to Sportando. Mario Hezonja scored 37 points for Croatia. The game was a tuneup for the FIBA Qualifying Tournament later this month.
- In case you missed it, Jimmy Butler will not play for Team USA. Get the details here.
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7 thoughts on “Olympic Notes: Beal, Booker, Brissett, Doncic”
Booker will have time to rest up for the Olympics after his team loses the WCF because his unreliable teammate will be unavailable at the start of the series and will cost his team the chance of reaching the NBA Finals for the second time in 3 years.
You are such a hypocrite it’s not even funny anymore.
Well these players have given the ok… now they need to be selected, right?
Talk ’bout arrogance & ego to think you’ll be there just ’cause you wanna be there, right?
Are you saying he shouldn’t be there? He has probably already had conversations with the team, players, and coaches and has a good idea of where he stands.
It’s not like he is a scrub and benchwarmer
Lol what is this
Just the Don being the Don, as usual.
Dame and Curry at PG, Booker and Beal at SG that’s sounds like so far so good. Tatum and Green would be good too.
Would love to see them pair all these superstar shooters with a couple young guns of the future like Zion or Ant