The past week and a half has not been kind to the USA basketball team. While preparing for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the team has now lost two of it’s top players.
The first loss came at the expense of Paul George. The All-Star Indiana Pacers shooting guard incurred a gruesome broken leg during last week’s Team USA scrimmage. The broken leg will likely have George miss the entirety of next season for the Pacers.
Yesterday Team USA took another huge blow as All-Star Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant decided to leave the team citing personal exhaustion from the NBA season.
While the team will likely move on without Durant, there is still a slight possibility that Team USA will add another player to fill Durant’s void. USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo told Yahoo Sports that he will be fielding phone calls for potential additions:
I’ve had a couple of calls. I know a couple agents are offering a good couple of their clients who could fit the bill. I’m going to be on the phones tonight. I was just talking with coach. I’m going to see what our deal is going to be.
While there is no definitive word whether or not the team will add any players, it definitely will not be a top flight superstar like Kevin Love or Blake Griffin.
For now, Team USA will progress with the squad they currently have. For the rest of the world, now is the chance to steal the title from USA in the World Cup.