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Report: Bradley Beal in health-and-safety protocols with Team USA

Wizard star Bradley Beal

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 13: Bradley Beal #4 of the USA Men’s National Team looks on during the game against the Argentina Men’s National Team on July 13, 2021 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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As if Team USA didn’t already have enough problems while preparing for the Tokyo Olympics…

Wizards star Bradley Beal is in the health-and-safety protocols.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

USA Basketball confirmed a player had been placed under the health-and-safety protocols, though didn’t name Beal.

It’s unclear whether Beal tested positive for coronavirus or is in the protocols for another reason. That could affect whether he plays in Tokyo. Team USA’s first game scheduled for July 25.

The original roster deadline has passed, though replacements could possibly be made for health reasons.

Team USA was getting back on track following exhibition losses to Nigeria and Australia. But this another setback.