Why Caitlin Clark might still play for Team USA at the 2024 Olympics

Despite not making the 2024 U.S. women’s national basketball team for the upcoming Olympics, Indiana Fever rookie guard Caitlin Clark may still have a chance to play in Paris. ESPN basketball commentator Rebecca Lobo mentioned that if Las Vegas Aces guard Chelsea Gray were to suffer an injury, it could potentially open up a spot for Clark on the team. However, it is expected that Gray will be ready for the 2024 Olympics. In the event that Gray is unable to participate, more experienced options such as Atlanta Fever guard Allisha Gray, Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale, and Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins are likely to be considered over the rookie Clark. As Lobo suggests, it is more probable for Clark to make the Team USA roster in the future as she gains more experience, while Gray would still have the opportunity to play in Paris.
Nevertheless, there is a potential situation for Clark to secure her spot on the roster due to Gray’s health condition. We will need to closely observe the unfolding events to determine the outcome.

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