Paul George cautious with injury, ’50-50′ to play Friday

The US Men's Olympic Team practiced at the United Center this week.

The US Men’s Olympic Team practiced at the United Center this week.

CHICAGO, Ill. — Paul George and the United States Olympic Team made its fourth stop on a five-city training camp tour this week in the midwest, to Chicago. They’ll play Venezuela Friday evening (9:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV, Facebook) and then conclude exhibition games down in Houston Monday.

Paul George sat out most of practice Thursday with a strained left calf.

Paul George sat out most of practice Thursday with a strained left calf.

It’s unclear if Paul George will play Friday at the United Center. He suffered a minor strained left calf injury in the first half of Tuesday’s dominant win over China in Oakland.

“It’s good. The calf is good,” George said Thursday before practice.

George did not participate in full-court activities but he did complete shooting drills with the team. He did not limp or show any signs of pain.

“Yeah, it’s 50-50,” George said of playing in the fourth exhibition game Friday, “depending on how this practice goes (Thursday) and how I feel. Again, the goal is to get me ready and be ready for Rio.”

“He has a little, small strain right now,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski told VigilantSports.com. “He might just go a little bit (Thursday) but he’s going to be fine. We’re lucky to have him.”

Team USA’s first Olympic game in pool play is set for Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6:00 p.m. ET against China.

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