Report: DeMar DeRozan joining Team USA for 2016 Olympics
Team USA will have a strangely Canadian feel this year.
Not only is Kyle Lowry playing in the Olympics, so is Raptors teammate DeMar DeRozan.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan has committed to Team USA for the Rio Olympics, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2016
DeRozan is coming off a rough playoff run, but he was much better over a large sample.
Still, DeRozan’s relative weaknesses – defense, outside shooting – aren’t ideal for a star-studded team in international play. But beggars can’t be choosers, and with so many players skipping the Olympics, DeRozan is at least talented. He wouldn’t be the first player to excel for Team USA despite being an awkward fit on paper (Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Kenneth Faried).