Jerry Colangelo: Jayson Tatum's injury kept Team USA from winning gold

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Jerry Colangelo: Jayson Tatum's injury kept Team USA from winning gold
Jerry Colangelo: Jayson Tatum's injury kept Team USA from winning gold

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum didn't have his best showings when Team USA moved onto the group phase of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup but there's no doubt that the national team would have been more formidable with the highly-touted scorer healthy and in uniform when they were facing opponents like France. In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix, Team USA's managing director, Jerry Colangelo, reflected on Tatum's ankle injury as well as that of Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma. While Tatum's injury kept him out against two tough opponents in Brazil and France in the latter rounds of the tournament, Kuzma's injury caused the 24-year-old to drop out before the World

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