Plumlee 'likely' pick over Cousins

July, 31, 2014
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Mason Plumlee continues to impress in the USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp.

So much so that ESPN's Brian Windhorst believes the Nets' second-year pro could make the squad over Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins.

It certainly sounds like a shocker, considering the talent of Cousins. But Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski coached Plumlee at Duke, so Coach K certainly is familiar with Plumlee.

According to the USA Basketball website, Plumlee will suit up on the Blue Team during Friday’s USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Plumlee has a chance to play his way onto the roster.

“Mason has a chance to go forward,” Krzyzewski said, according to USAB.com.

No matter what happens, Plumlee has gained valuable experience this week practicing with some of the best in the game. And that is a very good thing for the Nets as Plumlee continues to look more and more like a major steal at No. 22 overall in the 2013 draft.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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