Team USA Replacing Love, Beal, With McGee and Johnson

Keldon Johnson Team USA

Team USA is replacing Washington Wizards’ guard Bradley Beal and Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward/center Kevin Love with Denver Nuggets’ center JaVale McGee and San Antonio Spurs’ forward Keldon Johnson, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

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Johnson, 21, was promoted from the Select Team to Team USA in the absence of Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Devin Booker; all of whom are competing in the NBA Finals.

McGee, 33, is a 3x NBA champion and defensive specialist who will add much-needed length to the team’s interior defense.

Team USA was scheduled to play the Australian men’s national team on Friday (7/16) – but that game was cancelled after Beal was placed in COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols.

With the Tokyo Olympics just eight days away, Team USA will have to gel quick to have a chance at competing for the Gold Medal.

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