Jerry Colangelo said that Kevin Durant didn't seem himself last week during USA Basketball's training camp in Las Vegas.
Durant announced his decision to withdraw from the team on Thursday, citing mental and physical fatigue.
"Kevin [Durant] wasn’t quite Kevin last week," Colangelo said. "There was a lot of stuff, speculation. I don’t know what it was. A lot of things with him. So when I got the call, I want to say it wasn’t a total surprise about him not feeling capable of going forward physically and mentally.
“He needed to get away. You got to deal with it. That’s all. It is what it is.”