USA Basketball has released their 19-player roster for the national team training camp in Las Vegas from July 28-August 1. From there, Team USA will select 12 players to compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup this summer.
Russell Westbrook and LaMarcus Aldridge both declined their invitations.
Previously named USA National Team members who are confirmed to participate in the 2014 Las Vegas training camp include: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings);Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); Andre Drummond(Detroit Pistons); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks); Damian Lillard(Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors).
Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan and newly minted Dallas Maverick Chandler Parsons have also been named.
Side note, I’ll be in Spain for the FIBA World Cup. Super excited to check out international play in person.