Si the two defeats against Nigeria and Australia, the difficulties to combine so much talent and the late incorporation of three props who are still playing the Finals were not enough problems the covid appears to further condition the preparation of the Dream Team for the Games.
As reported by The Associated Press, Bradley Beal will have entered the sanitary protocol by the covid in Las Vegas, on the training campus of the American team.
This means that the Wizards player, isolated and isolated from the rest of the team, be tested for the next few days that will determine if the point guard can travel with the team to Tokyo or stay on the ground without Games.
The setback is extremely serious for the team of Gregg Popovich seen the scoring problems they have had in their setup start.
Players and their families are subjected to daily tests to try to turn their stay in Las Vegas into a bubble. If Beal cannot finally get on the plane, the USA federation could still complete with another player the final list of the 12 who will defend the American gold in Tokyo.
Beal not play before Australia and maybe not against Espaa in the last two friendlies of the Dream Team before traveling to Japan, hoping that the tests will allow him to get on the Olympic bandwagon.