The list of NBA stars not playing for Team USA this summer seems to longer than the list of players who are playing. DeMarcus Cousins is in, and so is Paul George, but many others have opted not to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
I wish I could get a chance to play on the USA team! Looking at the history of it I've never seen a small guard get selected 2 even try out
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) June 10, 2016
With Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Chris Paul all deciding not to play, the point guard position is wide open for Thomas to replace them. However, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving are likely interested in earning a spot of their own.
Thomas averaged a career-best 22.2 points this season while dishing 6.2 assists per game, and would certainly be a capable point guard should managing director Jerry Colangelo decide to give him a shot.
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