Greg Monroe left off USA Select team

Greg Monroe went from being under consideration for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team to not even making the USA Select team, according to Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area.

DeMarcus Cousins, DeJuan Blair, Taj Gibson and Derrick Favors were the interior bigs who made the select team. In many ways, Monroe compares favorably to those four, but the USA Select team’s primary goal is to prepare the Olympic team. Who knows whether – because of their style and/or ability to imitate potential opponents – those four made the team even if Jerry Colangelo believes Monroe is better?

For that matter, who knows whether Monroe was invited an declined?

I would’ve like to see Monroe make the team, but without more information, it’s difficult to summon any outrage and cry snub.

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