Team USA Cuts: OJ Mayo, Gerald Wallace, Tyreke Evans?
At a press conference this afternoon, the public will find out which four players will not be accompanying Team USA to camp in preparation for the World Championship in Turkey.
FanHouse has what it believes to be a sneak peak at three of the four names who were cut from the squad:
It’s not looking good for Tyreke Evans, O.J. Mayo and Gerald Wallace. Sources close to the situation told FanHouse on Tuesday they’re expected to be among the cuts when Team USA on Wednesday reveals the 15 out of 19 remaining players who will be invited to New York for the Aug. 10-16 training camp in preparation for next month’s World Championship in Turkey. As to who might be the fourth cut, sources said that was still being debated.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo would not confirm or deny any names as to who might be cut. He said the 15 players for New York would be announced during a 3 p.m. EDT conference call Wednesday.
“I still have to reach three of four people,” Colangelo said Tuesday, emphasizing that there has been no change in USA Basketball wanting to bring 15 players to New York, with the roster needing to be trimmed to 12 by Aug. 26 in preparation for the Aug. 28-Sept. 12 World Championship.
The linked article speculates that the Wizards’ big fella, JaVale McGee, is on the bubble.
Among those considered to be locks to make the team include Danny Granger, Eric Gordon, and Stephen Curry.