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Report: Kyle Lowry to play for Team USA in Olympics

Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors - Game Four

TORONTO, ON - MAY 23: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors reacts after a three point basket in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on May 23, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 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 Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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No Stephen Curry. No Russell Westbrook. No Chris Paul. No John Wall.

But Team USA has found a point guard for the 2016 Olympics: Kyle Lowry.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Lowry is an excellent choice. He’s a balanced lead guard who scores and involves teammates, and he can get into opponents defensively. He’s not in the top tier of point guards with Curry, Westbrook, Paul and a healthy and engaged Kyrie Irving, but Lowry is firmly in the next group.

My only quibble is with USA Basketball. Why release a list of Finalists for the Olympic team if you’re just going to choose someone who wasn’t on it? Omitting Lowry was an error.

At least the Americans corrected it and got the more important call right.