Marcus Good and Kemba Walker have each been named captains, alongside Donovan Mitchell of Utah Jazz for the US workforce that presently represents the nation for the FIBA World Cup. Good and Walker, two teammates of the Celtics subsequent yr, had been capable of construct robust relationships this summer season with teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown via their involvement within the US workforce.
Three of the 4 teammates clashed final evening in opposition to Australia for an illustration match earlier than the official match kicked off in September. The US workforce is undefeated thus far after successful victories in opposition to Spain and Australia.
Good didn’t play in any respect for the US workforce, leaving his standing that may make the workforce uncertain past the exhibits. Nevertheless, after being named captain (most likely for his discipline play and for his management), it is a very robust signal that Good will keep round whereas the workforce is searching for a gold medal.
Kemba Walker is an apparent selection for this distinction. He’s the most important title within the line-up and the one star who didn’t hand over the sport. He additionally performed on the sector, on the peak of his popularity as the most effective participant on the workforce. It’s pure that he be named captain.
The US workforce begins the official match on September 1 in opposition to the Czech Republic, however earlier than that date, there are nonetheless playoff video games in opposition to Australia and Canada on the finish of the month. August. You’ll be able to see all of the motion on NBATV.