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Celtics still well-represented after first round of Team USA cuts

Nick Friar
August 11, 2019 - 7:30 am

Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum all had their first bit of game action for Team USA in the Blue vs. White scrimmage on Friday. Tatum had the most impressive night of all in Team Blue’s 97-78 win, scoring 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting. Additionally, Tatum had a big block and four rebounds in his 16 minutes, and he was able to recover well on the defensive end in the instances his opponent initially had him beat. Walker also scored 14 points in the win.

Following Team Blue’s win, some players were cut from Team USA’s roster and a few were added from the Select Team. Walker, Brown and Tatum all survived the first round of cuts, according to multiple reports. Marcus Smart, who was sidelined from Friday’s game with a calf injury, remains on the roster, as well.

Miami’s Bam Adebayo and Chicago’s Thaddeus Young were the two players cut from Team USA, while Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley and San Antonio’s Derrick White were promoted.