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

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Jul 15 2021 11:17 AM

Bradley Beal enters health and safety protocols with Team USA -- reports 1
Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards dribbles the ball during the game against the Houston Rockets on February 15, 2021 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Stephen Gosling, NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

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.

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 percent 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.

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