Not less than one member of the Staff USA males’s basketball squad will not take part within the upcoming Tokyo Olympics resulting from well being and security protocols associated to COVID-19.
One other is also out.
USA Basketball confirmed Thursday that Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal will miss the Summer time Video games due to the beforehand talked about protocols. Moreover, Jerami Grant of the Detroit Pistons was positioned within the protocols “out of an abundance of warning” and is at risk of lacking the event.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst report there’s “hope” Grant might clear the protocols to journey with Staff USA subsequent week. Beal’s alternative needs to be named sooner or later earlier than the squad makes that journey.
Final week, USA Choose Staff gamers Miles Bridges, P.J. Washington and Immanuel Quickley have been all positioned within the protocols. A Choose Staff participant might take Beal’s spot on the Olympic roster, and the ESPN personalities named each Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Vacation and Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns as gamers anticipated to affix the workforce following the continuing NBA Finals.