NBA.com's John Schuhmann reports Saturday that it's not a sure thing that the Nets' Brook Lopez makes the final cut for Team USA. It has nothing to do with the Lopez's offensive skills or his return from a bout of mononucleosis, but rather what Coach Mike Krzyzewski believes are team needs.
Lopez, in fact, may be most skilled center left, Schuhmann writes, but his skills don't necessarily translate for Krzyzewski. "We don't need our big guys to be scorers," the coach said Tuesday. "We need our big guys to be shot-blockers, rebounders and screeners."
Team USA's final intra-squad scrimmage, the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, takes place Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET. It will be televised on ESPN2.
- Big man picture for Team USA remains cloudy - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
The Saturday Night Showcase - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Who's going to be left behind in Vegas? - Chris Sheridan - ESPN
Colangelo plans to cut 4 or 5 before N.Y. - AP
- JaVale McGee works out for USA Basketball for second summer in a row - Michael Lee - Washington Post
- Tyreke Evans Looks Done for the Summer from Team USA - Chris Tomasson - FanHouse
Clippers' Gordon seeks U.S. spot - Dave McMenamin - ESPN Los Angeles