Team USA training camp hasn’t exactly panned out as planned thus far. After it was confirmed on Wednesday that Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards, arguably the biggest name on the Select Team roster, had been ruled out for the remainder of the Las Vegas training camp due to an ankle sprain, it is now being reported that three players have also be removed from the squad due to health and safety protocols.
As reported by NBA insider Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Immanuel Quickley of the New York Knicks, as well as the Charlotte Hornets pair of Miles Bridges and P.J. Washington are all now out of the team because of the league’s stringent COVID-19 health and safety protocols. It was later reported that all three players had actually tested positive for COVID-19. No further details have been provided about their positive results and if they came in contact with any of their teammates or with the players on Team USA.
It is also worth noting that Detroit Pistons big man Isiah Stewart also suffered an injury during practice. The Pistons rookie reportedly rolled his ankle and had to receive treatment. It remains to be seen if he will continue to take part in the training camp, which will end for the Select Team by Friday.
Team USA is in its final stretch in terms of their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. They will have their first exhibition game on Saturday against Nigeria, with the game also being held in Las Vegas.