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Team USA selects 19 basketball players to training camp roster

By Michelle Kapusta,

Team USA has announced its training camp roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain.

According to Reuters, the 19 players selected will meet in Las Vegas for training camp from July 28 to Aug. 1 before the roster is trimmed down to 12 players.

The Associated Press noted that the roster is made up of Minnesota’s Kevin Love, the Rockets’ James Harden, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis and league MVP Kevin Durant of the Thunder, all from the 2012 Olympic team.

Some new faces added Monday include the Dallas Mavericks’ Chandler Parsons and the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan.

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose will also participate and have an opportunity to prove to coach Mike Krzyzewski and team managing director Jerry Colangelo that he has fully recovered from his knee surgeries. The Bulls’ point guard appeared in just 49 games over the last two seasons after suffering ACL and meniscus injuries.

"We'd like to see him play like the Derrick of old, because he's one of the best players in the world, an MVP in the NBA," Krzyzewski said. "What we've heard is that he's in great shape."

Assistants that will be featured on the Duke coach’s staff will be Syracuse University coach Jim Boeheim, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.

The remaining players who will participate in camp are:

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (Golden State)
Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
Blake Griffin (Clippers)
Paul George (Pacers)
Damian Lillard (Trailblazers)
Gordon Hayward (Jazz)
DeMarcus Cousins (Kings)
Bradley Beal (Wizards)
Andre Drummond (Pistons)
Kenneth Faried (Nuggets)
Kyle Korver (Hawks)

 
 

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