The 2016 Olympics ended just one week ago with the United States winning their third consecutive gold medal in men's basketball. But we've already seen a number of notable writers giving their projections on who will make the 2020 team in Tokyo.
The "good news" is that one writer -- Fran Blinebury of NBA.com -- projected John Wall to make the roster. But no one else on NBA.com or other sites like CBS Sports, Yahoo!, Fox Sports, even the Washington Post had them there.
Many of the "usual suspects": Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and Kawhi Leonard were listed as perimeter players who should have an "easier" track toward making the roster. However, Wall and Bradley Beal also face competition from younger guards as well. Suns guard Devin Booker was listed as a selection on some lists as a player who could make it.
2020 is four years away, and it's way too early to determine anyone's chances to make the team. However, it is clear that the House of Guards backcourt has lost its appeal with at least some of these sources. At any rate, let's hope that the Wizards start next season off on the right foot, so they can start reclaiming the respect that they gained until last season.