Olympic Games: Covid reaches the 'Dream Team' for the Games: Bradley Beal is low and contacts are feared

One of the great NBA stars falls off the list and the entrero team is on alert eight days from Tokyo.

Bradley Beal in the final preparatory game.AP

The escort Bradley Beal, second top scorer of the NBA season, was left out of the USA because of the coronavirus, the national federation confirmed on Thursday.

Beal, who on Wednesday entered the covid-19 prevention protocol, “will not be able to participate in the Olympic games from Tokyo, “the federation said in a statement.” A replacement will be appointed later “for the escort of the Washington WizardsI pointed out.

The officials of the Olympic team also reported that a second player, the power forward Jerami grant (Detroit Pistons), also entered “as a precaution” in the protocol. According to the US media, Jerami Grant has not tested positive for coronavirus and those responsible for the team are confident that he can comply with the protocols in time for the basketball tournament at the Games (July 23 – August 8).

Bradley Beal, 28, played the three preparation games played so far in the US rally in Las Vegas (Nevada), the last of them on Tuesday before Argentina. After this clash, in which he played 30 minutes and scored 17 points, Beal participated in the press conference alongside veteran coach Gregg Popovich.

Beal’s discharge is known 10 days after the Americans play their first game in Tokyo on July 25 before France. In addition to these problems, USA has left many sporting doubts in his Olympic preparation by surprisingly falling in his first friendlies against Nigeria and Australia.

Spain is not spared either

The base of the Spanish team Carlos Alocn He has not traveled with the rest of the national team to Las Vegas this Thursday for health precaution reasons, after having learned that he had been in close contact with a positive for COVID.

The young Aragons base knew before the Spanish expedition left that in the previous hours he had been in close contact with a positive for COVID. For this reason, the medical team of the selection decided that Alocn would not rejoin the group as a health precaution measure.

Thus, the Spanish expedition to Las Vegas, where to play your last friendly against USA, is made up of the remaining 14 players summoned, who have been joined by Juancho Hernangmez, who in the next few days will undergo various tests by the medical body of Minnesota Timberwolves and that is not yet completely ruled out for the Games.

“Carlos has taken a step forward in his growth this month. We reinforce the conviction that he will be a very important player for the future of the national team. We are happy with this training period and we are sure that, after one more year of experience with his club, he will be able to return more strength and possibilities next summer “, valued the national coach, Sergio Scariolo, in a statement, ruling out his presence at the Games.