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Bradley Beal enters health and safety protocols with Team USA – reports

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Bradley Beal enters health and safety protocols with Team USA – reports

STARTER. Bradley Beal has been starting for Team USA in the exhibition games.

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Wizards star Bradley Beal has only 11 days to be cleared to play in the Tokyo Olympics

Bradley Beal’s status for the Olympics is uncertain after he entered health and safety protocols with Team USA, according to multiple reports Wednesday evening, July 14 (Thursday, July 15, Manila time).

Beal is in Las Vegas with the team, which bounced back with an exhibition win over Argentina after falling short against Nigeria and Australia. He scored 17 points in the victory and notched his third consecutive start.

Beal has only 11 days to be cleared to play in Tokyo, where Team USA is set to begin play July 25.

The Washington Wizards star recently wrapped up his ninth NBA season. He averaged a career-high 31.3 points to go along with 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists, and he set a career best by shooting 48.5% from the field.

If Beal is ruled out, Team USA will be able to replace him on the roster. Backup candidates on the Select Team include Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Keldon Johnson of the San Antonio Spurs, and Saddiq Bey of the Detroit Pistons. – Rappler.com

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