THE writing is on the wall, so to speak, for John Wall as far as his chances of making the US team to next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is concerned.
Days after attending Team USA's mini camp in las Vegas, the Washington Wizards star admitted he doesn't think he will make the squad bound for Rio de Janeiro considering the pool's stacked backcourt.
"I'll be out of the picture," Wall told CSN Washington with a laugh.
Wall's pessimism is understandable. He is one of six guards in the 34-man pool assembled in Vegas by USA Basketball and he is nowhere near the top of the pecking order.
Aside from Wall, also there were two-time Olympic gold medallist Chris Paul of the LA Clippers, Russell Westbrook of the OKC Thunder, and Kyrie Irving, who played for US coach Mike Kryzewzki at Duke in college and was a standout in the US team that ruled the Fiba World Cup last year.
Reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry is also part of the crowded guard pool in the team.
"I'm just being honest," Wall said. “Chris Paul has already won one (Olympic gold medal). Steph Curry had an amazing last year and just won the World Cup. Kyrie just won the World Cup. Russell will probably be on the team. They’ll use him as a two-guard.”