The 2021 Olympics haven’t even started yet, and the USA’s Men’s Basketball team has already hit a couple of road bumps during the preliminary process.
However, on Friday morning, Team USA lost another member.
“I am incredibly disappointed to not be heading to Tokyo with Team USA,” Love said in a statement reported by ESPN. “But you need to be at absolute peak performance to compete at the Olympic level, and I am just not there yet.”
With Love and Beal out, that opened up two roster spots for Team USA. On Thursday night, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Philadelphia 76ers veteran forward Tobias Harris was being considered as a potential replacement.
Johnson, who’s been playing with the USA select group, has made a major impact on decision-makers and USA staff, per Wojnarowski.