August is starting and the FIBA World Cup to be celebrated in China is getting closer. The tournament will be played in September and teams are starting to prepare to win the championship. Team USA is starting training camp, under the coaching of Gregg Poppovich, with a 16-man roster that will be reduced to 12 players as the World Cup gets closer.
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 4, 2019
Multiple NBA players like Anthony Davis, Kevin Love and Damian Lillard have withdrawn from the original list and players like Bam Adebayo, Marcus Smart, and Mason Plumlee have been invited to be part of the squad for training camp. The latest addition to the roster is the Sacramento Kings young guard De’Aaron Fox.
Sacramento Kings young star De’Aaron Fox has been promoted to the National USA Basketball roster with a good chance to make the team, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 5, 2019
Currently, the team has veteran players like Brook Lopez and P.J. Tucker to add experience to a young roster that has an average age of 26 years old. The roster also includes three all-stars from the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Kemba Walker, Kyle Lowry and Khris Middleton.
Team USA Current Roster
Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)
Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets)
Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls)
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks)
Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets)
Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)