Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden will not be on the US squad that will attend the Olympics in Tokyo, which begins in July, due to injury.
As revealed tonight by specialist website Athletic, the 31-year-old will not interfere with DT Gregg Popovich “because he cannot fully recover from a rupture” in his right hamstring.
In principle, the aforementioned source warned that the San Antonio Spurs coach had already drawn up a list of 12 basketball players who would attend the meeting in the Japanese capital “after the players gave him consent to participate.”
De esta manera, los elegidos por Popovich serán Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns); Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors); Jeramy Grant (Detroit Pistons); Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Zach Lavigne (Chicago Bulls); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers); Chris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) and Jason Tatum (Boston Celtics).
The American actor, who won gold medals in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, participates in Zone A at the men’s basketball event in Tokyo.
She will have rivals such as France (25 July), Iran (28 July) and the winner of the Pre-Olympic Victoria in Canada (31 July).
The United States will be Argentina’s opponent, led by Bahia coach Sergio Hernandez, in a friendly match that will take place at the MGM Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas on July 13, 7:00 p.m. Argentina time. (Tillam)