It’s a little bit of good news and some not-so-good news for the Pistons players connected to Team USA and the Select Team that is preparing them for the Olympics this month.
Saddiq Bey, who was on the developmental Select Team, is being promoted temporarily to Team USA for the five exhibition games July 10-18, USA Basketball announced on Friday.
Team USA has three open spots because the Suns’ Devin Booker and the Bucks’ Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are playing in the NBA Finals.
Sources: Team USA is promoting three Select Team members — San Antonio’s Keldon Johnson, Cleveland’s Darius Garland and Detroit’s Saddiq Bey — for exhibition games beginning Saturday. Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton will join USAB after Finals.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2021
The other temporary additions to Team USA are Cavaliers guard Darius Garland and Spurs wing Keldon Johnson, along with John Jenkins, Josh Magette, Dakota Mathias and Cam Reynolds.
Team USA opens its five-game exhibition schedule Saturday in Las Vegas against Nigeria.
The news isn’t so good for Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart, who suffered an ankle injury during Thursday’s practice and did not complete the Select Team training camp, which ended Friday. The severity of the injury is unclear.
Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart suffered an ankle injury while playing for the USA Select Team in a scrimmage against Team USA today, sources said. He left the game to get treatment.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 8, 2021