John Wall Doesn't Think He'll Make the 2016 Olympic Team

John Wall

John Wall Doesn't Think He'll Make the 2016 Olympic Team

Point guard says he's used to being overlooked at the position.

Published August 17, 2015

There's no shortage of All-Star, superstar point guards in the NBA. There's Chris Paul, MVP Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook just to name a few.

It's for that reason that Washington Wizards floor general John Wall thinks that he may be the odd point guard out when it comes to the position's selection for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

"Chris Paul has already won one [Olympic gold medal]. Steph Curry had an amazing last year and just won the World Cup. Kyrie [Irving] just won the World Cup. Russell [Westbrook] will probably be on the team. They'll use him as a 2-guard," Wall told Comcast SportsNet Washington. "So, I probably won't make it. Ten times out of 10 they'll be on the team. I'll be out of the picture...I'm just being honest."


Wall was in Las Vegas last week playing alongside the four players that he mentioned and fellow point guards Mike Conley and Michael Carter-Williams at Team USA's minicamp.

Wall added: "It's tough, but I've been overlooked my whole career. I'm used to it. Just more motivation and fuel to my fire. Going into this year, [Team USA] is an opportunity, but my main goal is focusing on the Washington Wizards."

Team USA has only carried three point guards in the past.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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