Team USA Rumors
Pierce said the U.S. is trying to simultaneously be pre-emptive and proactive when it comes to figuring out how this summer might work in terms of personnel. ”We haven’t talked about style of play and things like that,” Pierce said. ”I think there’s a lot of other factors that are really important right now leading into that.” The U.S. men will open the Olympics against France – the team that beat them in the World Cup quarterfinals and ended their medal hopes in that event – on July 25. The U.S. men will also face Iran on July 28 and a still-to-be-determined team on July 31.
Andrew Pogar: Dakota Mathias’ USA Basketball debut: 15 PTS. 9 REB. 4 AST. 3 STL. 1 BLK. +24 EFF. Mathias and the USA beat the Bahamas 93-77 in the FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying Tournament. #Purdue
Keith Smith: Some names you may recognize on Team USA AmeriCup qualifier roster: Isaiah Thomas. Joe Johnson. Brandon Bass. Treveon Graham. Josh Boone. James Nunnally. Dakota Mathias. Jordan Sibert. Cat Barber.
Tim Reynolds: Brandon Bass, a veteran of 758 NBA games for six clubs, has been added to USA Basketball’s roster for FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games in San Juan next week. He’s one of eight players with NBA experience on the U.S. roster, headlined by Joe Johnson and Isaiah Thomas.
JeffGSpursZone: DeRozan says he’s hasn’t thought much about playing with team USA, that he’s trying to get through the season first #gospursgo
Has Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry ever talked to you about the Olympics? Do you guys talk Olympics at all? Mike Brown: There’s a little banter going around about the Olympics because we have a few guys within our building [who talk about the Olympics]. You have Steve Kerr, who’s on the USA Basketball coaching staff, you have Steph [Curry], who obviously has a really good chance to play for Team USA. You have Klay [Thompson] and Draymond [Green]. Klay would be playing if he wasn’t hurt. Draymond played before. Chris DeMarco is the head coach of the Bahaman national team. And then I have a couple of guys on my on the Warriors staff that are going to be a part of the Team Nigeria.