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Report: Andre Drummond likely to be cut from Team USA

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Pistons big man didn't see floor in exhibition against Brazil on Saturday.

Ethan Miller

It isn't clear whether this should be filed under news, opinion or other, but Perry Farrell of the Detroit Free Press writes that Andre Drummond's "days on the U.S. men's national basketball team might be numbered."

This comes after the Pistons big man failed to see the floor at all in Team USA's 96-78 victory over Brazil despite the U.S. being without big man DeMarcus Cousins.

The writing has been on the wall for a while now, so perhaps Farrell is just speculating along with the rest of us. Bizarrely, the headline of the article references a report, but there is no report referenced in the piece other than an unlinked Marc Stein entry on ESPN.com from Aug. 8 calling Drummond the 15th man.

Farrell also reports/writes/speculates that the final two spots will go to Chandler Parsons "a stretch power forward" and "three-point specialist" Kyle Korver. Chandler, of course, is actually a small forward, but he could be converted to a power forward on Team USA akin to the team's reported original plans for the departed Kevin Durant. And Korver would rival Stephen Curry as the team's best 3-point shooter.

So ... is this news? I'm not so sure, but it's Monday and it's something to talk about.