Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, and Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans are members of the USA Basketball offseason program. On Tuesday, NBA TV broadcast scrimmages involving Davis, Anderson, Holiday and the other members of the pool of players competing for a spot in the upcoming international basketball events, including the 2014 World Championships in Spain and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
The practice is scheduled to be repeatedly broadcast for the next few days.
A few observations:
The scrimmages were only shown sporadically throughout the broadcast, so only a small percentage of the actual gameplay is shown. Anthony Davis had an impressive, athletic block on Larry Sanders, but missed a few midrange jumpshots, displaying the same flawed lean back in his form. Ryan Anderson, often playing alongside Kyrie Irving, was able to create several spot up opportunities out of the pick and pop, hopefully forecasting his role alongside Jrue Holiday, another point guard demanding the attention of the defense.