Charlie Villanueva reportedly was cut from the Dominican Republic basketball team for being out of shape, and he’s attempting to defend himself in response.
The Pistons forward only played 13 games for the Pistons this season because of injury, and he hasn’t been a part of the Dominican team workouts recently.
According to FIBA, Villanueva had a private work out for the team in New York and did not look good.
“Charlie was not in good form when we saw him,” Dominican team coach John Calipari said to Deportes en la Z, per FIBA.
“He was overweight, and unfortunately, we could not slow down the entire team and it was a decision taken collectively.
“Last year, Charlie behaved really well with us and his only problem was his weight.”
Villanueva was a member of the team the past few years, but they apparently weren’t happy with his conditioning last summer, so he’s no longer a part of the squad.
Upset that he was being bashed over his conditioning, Villanueva tried defending himself. He p...