Andre Drummond withdraws from Team USA for FIBA World Cup
Why did Team USA add Heat center Bam Adebayo to a World Cup training-camp roster that already included Brook Lopez, Myles Turner, Andre Drummond, Julius Randle and P.J. Tucker?
Because the U.S. was losing one of those bigs.
Drummond had potential to contribute. He would’ve thrived with international goaltending rules, which allow players to put back rebounds above the cylinder.
At least the Americans are deep at center. If anything goes wrong with the main-roster players, Jaren Jackson Jr. could even get called up.
Still, reasonable depth isn’t star power. That’s where Team USA is really lacking.