Team USA announced Thursday night that Friday’s game against Australia was canceled “as a precaution” due to “health and safety protocols.”
Saturday’s game against Spain is still going on (for now).
The United States team is scheduled to travel to Japan on Monday.
“Our overall goal is to try to get everyone safely to Tokyo,” said coach Gregg Popovich, “and at the same time prepare a team to be successful. We are trying to be vigilant in what we do,” he added on Thursday.
Earlier it was reported that point guard Bradley Beal will miss the Tokyo Olympics as he remains in health and safety protocols and the team is working to replace him.
Additionally, forward Jerami Grant has entered health and safety protocols as a precaution, the team said. His status for Tokyo has yet to be determined, but there is hope that he can meet protocols in time to travel with the team next week, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst.