Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and Team USA play Karl Towns, Eloy Vargas, and the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo tells ESPN that the final Team USA roster cuts will come shortly after. The roster is currently at 16, but will be cut to 12 to 13 for the FIBA World Cup in Spain, which starts at the end of the month.
Before his knee injury last week, Boogie’s chances at making the roster looked pretty good, especially after Kevin Durant left the team. Thankfully, an MRI revealed no structural damage, and he’s expected to play tomorrow night. A good performance could erase worries about the minor injury and boost his chances of making the roster.
Meanwhile, I’m excited for another chance to see Karl Towns play with the Dominicans. He flew with them from the Bahamas to New York, and with a few days of rest, it’ll be interesting to see how he fares against some of the best players in the world.