Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Sits out loss to France

Tatum (ankle) didn't play Wednesday in Team USA's 89-79 loss to France in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals.

Tatum hasn't played since Team USA's first game in the group play round last week, but his sprained left ankle isn't viewed as a major concern heading into the NBA season. Before Wednesday's contest, Mark Stein of The New York Times relayed that the Americans expected to have Tatum available for Friday's semifinal game against Argentina, had the United States beaten France. Instead, the Americans will now take on Serbia on Thursday in a consolation game, and there's a decent chance Tatum sits out the rest of the World Cup with the gold medal out of reach.

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