DeMarcus Cousins practices with Team USA, could play Wednesday
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 NBA.com.
An MRI revealed no structural damage on the knee, but Cousins was held out of Saturday's scrimmage against Brazil in Chicago.
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.
DeMarcus Cousins participated in all of USA practice, which included limited scrimmaging, today. — John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 19, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins says he is 50-50 to play for Team USA tomorrow vs. Dominican Republic. Coach K said probability is higher. — Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) August 19, 2014
- Chris Johnson