Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK –– Danny Granger is the latest Team USA member to go down with an injury.
The Indiana forward dislocated a finger on his shooting hand Tuesday when Team USA scrimmaged during the opening day of their training camp here.
“Hopefully, Granger’s not hurt,” Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He just hit his finger on the rim and dislocated [it]. It’s one of those things, where I think he just pulled it back into place.”
The Americans lost All-Star forward David Lee on a similar play during their camp in Las Vegas. Twin centers Brook and Robin Lopez also withdrew for health reasons, leaving a small U.S. team.
The Americans will practice in New York before leaving for Europe next week. The world championships start Aug. 28 in Turkey.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.