DeMarcus Cousins practices with Team USA, could play Wednesday

DeMarcus Cousins practices with Team USA, could play Wednesday Photo:

Center DeMarcus Cousins fully participated in Team USA's practice Tuesday after sustaining a knee injury during a scrimmage last week, according to John Schuhmann of

An MRI revealed no structural damage on the knee, but Cousins was held out of Saturday's scrimmage against Brazil in Chicago.

Team USA lacks depth in its frontcourt after Paul George suffered a gruesome leg fracture and Kevin Durant elected to withdraw.

The team's remaining forwards besides Cousins are Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond.

More: Anthony Davis stars against Brazil in Derrick Rose's United Center return​

Team USA has two scrimmages scheduled this week -- against Puerto Rico on Wednesday and the Dominican Republic on Friday. Cousins said there is a 50 percent chance that he will play Wednesday, according to Chris Sheridan.

The World Cup begins on Aug. 30 in Spain and runs through Sept. 14. 

Team USA's first game is Aug. 30 against Finland. The other members of the United States' group are Turkey, the Dominican Republic, New Zealand and Ukraine.

- Chris Johnson


More NBA