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Jerry Colangelo says Klay may be the best two-way player in the league


Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo joined Tolbert & Lund to discuss the elevation of international basketball, the changes he’s made to both USA and NBA basketball, and the future of the game itself.

Klay Thompson was also a hot topic of discussion on the program.

“Klay’s maybe the best two-way player in the league right now,” Colangelo said as he described this year’s Team USA roster. “Trust me, with the way he’s shooting the ball, he may get 100 (points) by himself one of these games.”

Other fascinating tidbits:

  • Colangelo said the NBA will have 120 foreign players next season, showing an unbelievable rise in the international competition.
  • Colangelo has already named Gregg Popovich the head coach for Team USA in 2020 for the Olympic games in Japan.
  • For a lot of these All-Star caliber players who won’t win championships, “Winning a gold medal and representing their country is the highlight of their career,” Colangelo said.


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