Report: Kyle Korver was upset over being cut from Team USA for World Cup
Kyle Korver was among Team USA’s final cuts for the 2014 World Cup, but he had nothing but good things to say publicly about the experience.
Korver, via Kris Willis of Peachtree Hoops:
Even when asked specifically about getting cut, Korver remained positive:
But in reality, Korver might have felt a little differently.
Korver was not among the 34 players in Las Vegas this week for Team USA’s minicamp. I assume Korver – an initial member of the Team USA roster pool for 2014-16 – was invited. He’s recovering from ankle and elbow surgeries, though other players attended the camp without actually practicing. Unless he got an exemption (like Andre Iguodala), this all but certainly eliminates Korver from Olympic consideration.
This is part of the reason Team USA will just pick 2016 Olympians rather than holding a tryout.