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2 best players to fill Bradley Beal’s Team USA roster spot

Team USA, Julius Randle, DeMar DeRozan, Trae Young

With Bradley Beal now in health and safety protocols and set to miss the rest of USA basketball’s scrimmages and the Olympics, there’s now a void to fill on the USA roster. Given how vital a role he played on the team, this is a huge blow to a USA squad that is looking to win their fourth straight Olympic gold medal.

Now that the tournament is just a week away, team USA must scramble to find a worthy replacement for Beal. Having said all this, let’s a look at the two players who are most qualified to fill in for Bradley Beal at the summer Olympics.

Ja Morant

As an explosive young combo guard and rising star in the NBA, Ja Morant would be the perfect replacement for Beal. With his youth, athleticism, and scoring, Morant gives the US a reliable go-to scorer on offense and a solid perimeter defender that can come in handy when they face elite scoring backcourts.

In Morant, Team USA hoops get a clutch, playmaking guard that comes through for his team when the game is on the line and that’s exactly what they need right now.

Trae Young 

After witnessing his rise to stardom in this year’s playoffs, Trae Young has definitely proven himself as a superstar in the NBA. Seeing him light up the scoreboards and create endless scoring opportunities for his teammates was truly a work of art. Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich has also stated that this current roster lacks a true point guard and in Trae Young, they’d be getting exactly that.

He’s a natural floor general with strong leadership qualities and gives Team USA another scoring threat. With Young’s seamless ability to make everyone around him better, he’d be a welcome addition to USA basketball and give them much-needed contributions in their backcourt.