As we await an official decision, here’s a look at a few players that could be called up:
When the 12-man roster for Tokyo was announced last month, Team USA CEO Jerry Colangelo said that Knicks forward Julius Randle was “Close” to making it and was “One of our considerations, especially when some of the injuries took place and we lost a few players.” Given how close he was to making the team originally, it would follow that Randle would be on the list of potential replacements for Beal. Team USA is trying to figure out his availability to join the team, because he is currently on vacation out of the country, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. If chosen, Harris would give Team USA another big wing who can defend multiple positions and is comfortable playing on and off the ball – something that’s important with the amount of ball-dominant stars on this team. With Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Devin Booker still participating in the Finals, Garland, Bey and Johnson have been called up from the Team USA Select Team to participate in the exhibition games.