U.S. cancellation of Australia exhibition; cited health agreement

The U.S. basketball team announced on Thursday night that due to “health and safety regulations,” the men’s Olympic exhibition game originally scheduled for Friday against Australia has been cancelled.

The U.S. basketball team said in a statement that the game was cancelled “out of cautious consideration.”

Earlier Thursday, the US team arranged for guard Bradley Beal In its health and safety agreement. It is not clear whether Bill has tested positive for COVID-19. However, Bill is in isolation, which means he will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

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American player Jeremy Grant is also in the team’s health and safety agreement.

Bill played for the Wizards last season. In the pre-Olympic tour, he started the first three exhibition games of the US team. He averaged 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

The Americans’ performance to Spain on Sunday continued. That game will be the last game before the U.S. team heads to Tokyo. On Friday afternoon, the American women’s team will still play against the Australian team. Its last exhibition will be against Nigeria on Sunday.



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