After testing positive for coronavirus earlier this month, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was cleared.
The Boston Celtics confirmed one player contracted COVID-19 amid the pandemic, and Marcus Smart revealed his diagnoses via social media.
The Boston Celtics saw a 10-match winning run ended by the Sacramento Kings, with Marcus Smart rueing a miss on the buzzer.
Team USA bounced back to secure a 98-45 win over Japan after barely surviving against Turkey earlier this week.
"He's just an unbelievable coach, so for me to get the opportunity to play for him … it's a blessing," said Kemba Walker of Gregg Popovich.
"He’s just an unbelievable coach, so for me to get the opportunity to play for him … it's a blessing," Kemba Walker said.
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was the final cut as he's dealing with a left ankle injury that prevents him from competing in the tournament.
Kemba Walker has signed for the Boston Celtics, to the delight of his USA team-mates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart.
"Not a lot of teams have more than two or three guys out and just working with each other even before the season started," Marcus Smart said
The NBA All-Defensive First Team was named on Wednesday, with Giannis Antetokounmpo one of two Milwaukee Bucks stars.