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Celtics Guard to Replace Kawhi Leonard on Team USA

By meerna Jul10,2024
Celtics Guard to Replace Kawhi Leonard on Team USA

Eight days ago, Derrick White celebrated his 30th birthday. As a belated gift, the Celtics guard is heading to Paris this summer.

According to Marc Spears of Andscape and ESPN, Kawhi Leonard is withdrawing from Team USA and White will take his place at the Summer Olympics.

He joins reigning NBA champions Jayson Tatum and Jrue Holiday as 25 percent of arguably the most talented roster ever assembled by a U.S. men’s basketball program.

White, who signed a four-year, $125.9 million contract extension with Boston last week, is averaging a career-high 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 2023-24. He stole a game-high 5.2 assists and connected on 39.6 percent of his 6.8 3-pointers.

The two-time All-Defensive Team selection is the perfect complement to a star-studded roster that includes LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid and Tatum.

Team USA will play Team Canada on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Their first match in France will be against Serbia on July 28.

Further reading

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