Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Howard will be part of the pool of available players for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain this summer. Joining USA Basketball now could put Howard in line to be a part of the Olympic team for the 2016 Games in Brazil.
Howard was a part of Team USA for the Summer Games in 2008 at Beijing and helped the country win a gold medal. Woj believes that playing for Team USA and helping the country win a gold medal could help Howard’s image, which has taken major hits over his waffling the past few years. We completely agree. Howard is the best center in the league and should provide a boost for the country in international competition.