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Jayson Tatum’s ankle improving, remains out for Team USA

Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 12:33 am

For the third consecutive game, Jayson Tatum will not be active for Team USA.

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The Celtics wing was ruled out before Monday morning’s second-round matchup against Brazil. Tatum sprained his ankle in the U.S.’s 93-92 overtime win over Turkey on Tuesday and has been sidelined since.

Also, Kemba Walker missed shootaround but is still expected to play.

There’s a good chance Gregg Popovich is waiting until Tatum is 100%, given FIBA games don’t come close to outweighing the NBA season. Though, barring some odd setback, or Team USA getting eliminated prematurely, Tatum should be back at some point.