‘Dream Team’ USA will be bolstering its frontcourt.
“According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets’ Cameron Johnson (forward, 203 cm, 95 kg) will play in the 2023 Basketball World Cup.
With the addition of Johnson, the U.S. will have an even stronger forward lineup. Johnson joins Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn) and Brandon Ingram (New Orleans), who have already been confirmed for the tournament, to bolster the frontcourt.
The U.S. also recently added depth and height with the addition of Walker Kessler (Utah). The addition of Kessler to Jeron Jackson Jr. (Memphis) gives the team a center lineup that will be a force to be reckoned with in the West. Add Johnson to the mix, and you’ve got a power forward that looked relatively weak.
The team may not yet have a superstar representing the United States, but they are more than capable of competing with other nations. With the experience of this group of players, they can carry their momentum into future tournaments.
Johnson was traded from the Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn during the season. He was unable to sign an extension with Phoenix before the season and will be a restricted free agent after this season. Given his performance in Brooklyn since the trade, it’s no surprise that the Nets would want to re-sign him.
He played in 42 games this season due to injury. In 28.5 minutes per game, he posted 15.5 points (.470 .404 .842), 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals. He was sidelined by an untimely injury early in the season, but picked up right where he left off last season upon his return.안전놀이터
In 25 games with Brooklyn after the trade, he averaged 16.6 points (.468 .372 .851), 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 30.8 minutes. Along with Bridges, who switched uniforms with her, she has become a key force for the team.
Meanwhile, the USA is in Group C of the tournament alongside Greece, New Zealand, and Jordan. They are expected to breeze through the first round and will face the winner of Group D in the second round. Group D includes Lithuania, Montenegro, Mexico, and Egypt. The odds are in their favor to reach the finals.