Mark Cuban Says Carmelo Anthony Should Be On Team USA

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Mark Cuban Says Carmelo Anthony Should Be On Team USA


Last week, we reported that USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said that he was approach by Anthony’s team about him playing in the World Cup, but he denied the request.

With all the stars not taking part in this year’s FIBA tournament, and with Melo’s contribution for Team USA over the past 15 years, he should have been granted an opportunity to at least be part of the training camp to convince Team USA coaches and officials.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also thinks that Anthony should be on Team USA.


“There’s absolutely no reason for them not to have them on that team.

As long as he’s not walking in saying ‘I have to start, and I need X minutes’ … if he’s willing to earn his minutes, yeah he should absolutely be there.

What are they actually playing for now? This isn’t even the Olympics, and when the Olympics comes along, it’s going to be a substantially different team.

You’ve got a couple weeks over the summer. How much player development can you actually do?”

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