Team USA to wear patch in honor of injured forward Paul George

Thursday August 14th, 2014

Team USA will wear a uniform patch that honors Paul George in its exhibition games ahead of the FIBA World Cup, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears.

FIBA won't let Team USA wear the patch during the World Cup itself.

More: Paul George has long demonstrated his resilience

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.

More: Report: DeMarcus Cousins injured during Team USA camp

The World Cup begins Aug. 30. Team USA resumed training camp in Chicago on Thursday.

- Ben Estes

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