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Team USA promotes Saddiq Bey, Darius Garland, Keldon Johnson for exhibition games as COVID impacts Select Team

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With Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton still playing in the NBA Finals along with several other players unavailable, that is exactly what it is doing now.

Team USA is preparing for the Olympics with practices and scrimmages in Las Vegas right now, but have lost three Select Team players for the rest of the Olympic training camp due to COVID-related reasons – the Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley and the Hornets’ P.J. Washington and Miles Bridges, according to the AP. Plus, with three players still busy in the NBA Finals and a couple of players dealing with injuries, the senior team needs replacements for a series of exhibition games, beginning on Saturday night when Team USA plays Nigeria. Team USA initially brought 17 players to serve as its Select Team, and while youngsters like Anthony Edwards and Isaiah Stewart got hurt, there was still no shortage of options for Gregg Popovich to choose from.

Positionally, the three players chosen align with those that are still playing in the Finals.

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