Bradley Beal out of Team USA roster for Olympics


(FILES) On this file photograph Bradley Beal #4 of the US passes towards Nigeria throughout an exhibition recreation at Michelob ULTRA Enviornment forward of the Tokyo Olympic Video games on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. -(Photograph by Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal stays in well being and security protocols and won’t be able to play for Workforce USA within the Tokyo Olympics, USA Basketball introduced Thursday.

Beal was positioned underneath COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday in Las Vegas, the place Workforce USA has been training and scrimmaging prematurely of the Video games.

Additional, ahead Jerami Grant was positioned underneath protocols “out of an abundance of warning,” USA Basketball stated.

Experiences stated Workforce USA is now working to exchange Beal on the Olympic roster. One possibility could be a guard from the Choose Workforce that’s training with the Olympic group in Las Vegas; candidates might embrace Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Keldon Johnson of the San Antonio Spurs and Saddiq Bey of the Detroit Pistons.

Beal began every of Workforce USA’s first three exhibition video games this month and scored 17 factors within the win over Argentina on Tuesday.

The Wizards star is coming off a profession scoring season through which he completed second within the NBA behind solely Steph Curry with 31.3 factors per recreation, together with 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists.

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