Dwelling into the probable replacements for Bradley Beal after the Wizards guard was ruled out of Team USA’s 12 man roster for Tokyo Olympics 2020
For Team USA, the training camp ahead of the Tokyo Olympics couldn’t have begun in a more worse manner. Fraught with lacklustre displays in their friendlies, the team’s full roster is yet to assemble with Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Devin Booker all currently partaking in the NBA finals.
The side’s predicament was further worsened as news broke of guard Bradley Beal being put in the healthy and safety protocols. He joins forward Jerami Grant who was placed in the net as well but hasn’t tested positive for a Covid test.
Team USA further went onto reveal that Bradley Beal would no longer be part of the 12 man Team USA roster for the Tokyo Olympics. With the Washington Wizards player now ruled out of the showpiece games, Team USA is scrambling to find a potential replacement for the player.
Ten Probable Replacements For Bradley Beal Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics 2020
Gregg Popovich who is currently in Las Vegas with eight players partaking in the training camp is said to be scouring for a new player to take to Japan. We take a look at the potential replacements for Beal.
With Booker, Middleton and Holiday all a part of the NBA finals between Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, Team USA is currently utilising the services of three guards and wings to make up the numbers. With all these players well versed with the side’s modus operandi, Gregg could decide to take any of them to the Olympics.
- Darius Garland
- Keldon Johnson
- Saddiq Bey
Dwelling into the other potential names who could fill in for Beal.
- Julius Randle
- Trae Young
- James Harden
- Donovan Mitchell
- Joe Harris
- Marcus Smart
- Jaylen Brown
Team USA Look At Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris is currently out on holiday is also said to be someone who flares Gregg’s interest. The Philadelphia 76ers man had decided to withdraw from Team USA’s training camp and the FIBA World Cup altogether last year in a bid to keep himself fit for the upcoming NBA season.
Gregg is meanwhile said to be confident about Grant going to Japan.
The games which begin on July 23 and commence on August 8 will see Team USA begin their sortie against France on August 5.