Team USA to wear patch in honor of injured forward Paul George
FIBA won't let Team USA wear the patch during the World Cup itself.
George was lost for the World Cup and likely the entire 2014-15 NBA season when he sustained a compound fracture in his leg during Team USA's showcase intrasquad scrimmage earlier this month. He is expected to make a full recovery, and has been promised a spot on Team USA's roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Team USA will play four exhibitions before World Cup play begins, first against Brazil in Chicago on Saturday. The team then will play the Dominican Republic on Aug. 20 and Puerto Rico on Aug. 22 at Madison Square Garden before taking on Slovenia in Spain, site of the World Cup, on Aug. 26.
The World Cup begins Aug. 30. Team USA resumed training camp in Chicago on Thursday.
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger sits down with Team USA and Golden State Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry as he explains Team USA's mission in the FIBA World Cup.
- Ben Estes