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Kevin Love Withdraws from FIBA World Cup: Boogie Time?

Ed Szczepanski | USA TODAY Sports

Ed Szczepanski | USA TODAY Sports

Ed Szczepanski | USA TODAY Sports

Good news for fans of Demarcus Cousins/America out of FIBA today. Kevin Love withdrew from participation in Team USA Basketball activities (he is having a pretty busy offseason…) and has opened the door for another big–Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried, or Boogie Cousins, to fill that void.

So shortly after the withdrawal of Blake Griffin from the team two days ago, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo has some big decisions to make in the coming weeks regarding his bigs.

Asked if Kevin Love’s sudden withdrawal Saturday, so soon after Blake Griffin’s pullout, gives DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond real hope of making the 12-man roster of players bound for the inaugural FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Colangelo told “Absolutely.” 

With no Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard offering their services for Team USA, and Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis as the only frontcourt players currently ready and willing–I’m optimistic about Boogie’s chances. Despite the fact that ESPN called him “mercurial”… The squad needs a big body on a team filled with lanky guys like KD and AD, especially against the newly threaded Spanish national team. They have those Gasol hermanos.

Good luck Big Cuz. We’re rooting for you, even if it is to play for Coach K…

[Love’s absence opens path for Cousins]

Article written by Brennan English

Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. @BrennanKSR

4 Comments for Kevin Love Withdraws from FIBA World Cup: Boogie Time?

  1. pfife
    5:12 pm July 26, 2014 Permalink

    Boogie would be a relentless monster for this team. Go USA/either way.

  2. wall2boogie
    5:22 pm July 26, 2014 Permalink

    Wall was added to the roster pool as a candidate

  3. 2mites
    6:09 pm July 26, 2014 Permalink

    And the weak link is exposed, the team is coached by that Dukie loser. Has no clue how to coach guys like AD or Boogie much less any other NBA player,

    • Michael
      6:50 pm July 26, 2014 Permalink

      I seriously hope that you’re a UL troll trying to make UK fans look stupid.