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Team USA Update: Replacements Named

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Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets - Game Four
DENVER, CO - JUNE 13: Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns shoots past JaVale McGee #34 of the Denver Nuggets for two points in Game Four of the Western Conference second-round playoff series at Ball Arena on June 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. 
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After Bradley Beal was removed from the team due to Covid issues and Kevin Love removed himself due to his lingering ankle issue, Team USA wasted little time getting replacements lined up: it’s going to be Denver’s JaVale McGee and San Antonio’s Keldon Johnson.

We don’t know what to think of it yet, but the people who run USA Basketball are smart and thoughtful and they obviously look at the good and bad points of every move so we’re sure they made the best additions possible.