The 12 players representing the United States at the FIBA World Cup that starts this weekend comprise the youngest team fielded by USA Basketball since NBA players were ushered into the international game in 1992.
When it opens Group C play here Saturday night against Finland at the Bizkaia Arena, Team USA will sport an average age of just above 24 years old.
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN