DALLAS — Caitlin Clark's Team USA snub has been a talking point to say the least. Some believe Clark deserved a spot on the Olympic roster while others do not agree. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the topic while speaking at an NBA event in Dallas on Thursday.

“I wouldn't say I'm disappointed, but it would've been nice to see her on the floor,” Silver told reporters.

Clark is a phenom. She's endured some ups and downs to begin her WNBA career, but Clark's impact on women's basketball has unquestionably been immense. Silver believes Clark will have a great career and probably end up representing Team USA in the Olympics at some point down the road.

“She's gonna have a great career ahead of her,” Silver said. “She's already been rookie of the month in the WNBA, she's already proving herself that she can compete at the highest level of this league. I'm sure there will be lots of opportunities for her to represent our country.”

Should Clark be on Team USA? There are different arguments to make for and against the question.

Clark would help from a popularity standpoint. After all, she is one of the most famous athletes in all of sports right now. With that being said, she is not one of the top-12 players in the WNBA (yet). Her ceiling is high, but right now there are more deserving players.

Caitlin Clark's start to WNBA career

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) on the court in the first half against the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena.
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Overall, Clark is playing at a respectable level. She would like to improve her efficiency, but has displayed signs of being a star in the league.

Through 13 games played, Clark is averaging 16.3 points per game on 37.3 percent shooting and 33 percent from beyond the arc. The Indiana Fever star is also averaging 4.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists per outing. Clark is trying to find ways to contribute in more ways than only the scoring department.

Team USA is expected to win gold at the Olympics. In all reality, they would have been the favorite with or without Clark. Her absence has certainly led to no shortage of opinions, however. Adam Silver is not disappointed, but he would not have minded seeing Clark on the floor.

It will continue to be a subject of discussion throughout the Olympics. Team USA will attempt to not let it become a distraction. Meanwhile, Caitlin Clark will try to focus on helping the Fever win games.