The cancelation came hours after Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal was ruled out for the Olympics following being placed into health and safety protocol on Wednesday. Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant was also placed into health and safety protocol, but no word on if he'll be heading to Japan with his teammates or not.
Out of an abundance of caution, the USA Men's National Team exhibition versus Australia on Friday has been cancelled.— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 16, 2021
The USA Women's National Team's matchup with Australia will be played at 2:30 PM ET on NBCSN.
Team USA lost its first two exhibition games against Nigeria and Australia, before beating Argentina on Tuesday night 108-80. They are still scheduled to host Spain in Las Vegas on Sunday before departing for Tokyo next week.
"He practiced. He did a full practice," Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Thursday. "He's actually down on the court with coach (Ime) Udoka right now getting extra work in."
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