Report: John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Millsap first cuts for USA Basketball
The cuts, along with Paul George's traumatic leg injury, leave Team USA with 16 players and 12 roster spots. The team's official roster needs to be turned in by Aug. 29, but the team leaves for Spain on Aug. 23.
And with Millsap gone, the big man spots are going to come down to Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee. Last week, ESPN reported that it was "likely" that Plumlee would make the team over Cousins.
Team USA will play an exhibition game against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Aug. 16, followed by games against the Dominican Republic on Aug. 20 and Puerto Rico on Aug. 22, both at Madison Square Garden in New York.
- Alex Hampl