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Victor Oladipo added to USA Basketball select team

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 13: Victor Oladipo #38 of the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s National Team is guarded by Klay Thompson #21 of the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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The Thunder’s involvement in USA Basketball has dried up.

Team USA player Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors. Russell Westbrook won’t play in the Rio Olympics. Assistant coach Monty Williams left Oklahoma City.

But the Thunder have a new representative in the program: Victor Oladipo, who was just traded to Oklahoma City from the Magic.

USA Basketball release:

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo has been added to the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 18-21 with the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The select team had 25 players. Why wasn’t Oladipo originally included? Why is he being added now?

If the reason is anything other than keeping the Thunder involved, it isn’t readily apparent.