The U.S. males’s basketball staff introduced earlier this week that Bradley Beal would miss the Tokyo Olympics and has entered well being and security protocols on the staff’s coaching camp in Las Vegas.
With a roster spot open, two gamers are reportedly being thought of to fill the outlet. In response to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the U.S. males’s basketball staff inquired Thursday about 76ers ahead Tobias Harris’ availability.
As well as, Houston Rockets ahead Christian Wooden can be being thought of for the place, in response to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Workforce USA has one exhibition match left towards Spain on Sunday earlier than touring to Tokyo for the Olympics. Friday’s rematch towards Australia in Las Vegas was canceled as a result of COVID-19 protocols.
Harris averaged 19.5 factors, 6.8 rebounds and three.5 assists per recreation this season for the Sixers whereas taking pictures 51.2% from the sphere and 39.4% from deep.
The 29-year-old pulled out of U.S. coaching camp and the FIBA World Cup final summer season to focus on protecting his physique wholesome for the 2020-21 NBA season.
Wooden, in the meantime, averaged a career-high 21 factors, 9.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per recreation for the Rockets this season whereas taking pictures 51.4% from the sphere and 37.4% from deep.
Workforce USA’s first Olympic recreation is July 25 towards France.