Team USA Head Coach, Mike Krzyzewski (from Duke), on this year’s class of players.
Looking at the roster of players who will be participating in the training camp I’m impressed by the success they had this past season and by what they have achieved in their careers. It’s valuable to have some veteran leadership who has won gold at the highest levels internationally. The list also includes some of the most exciting young players who could definitely contribute to this team. Myself and the entire coaching staff are excited to get things underway and as we’ve done each summer our team will strive to represent the United States with respect and a commitment to excellence that hopefully will make every American proud.
Here are the 19 NBA invitees in the pool that will be trying out to make the 2014 World Cup roster.
Point Guards (4)
Stephen Curry (Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Damian Lilliard (Trail Blazers), Derrick Rose (Bulls)
Shooting Guards (4)
James Harden (Rockets), DeMar DeRozen (Raptors), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Klay Thompson (Warriors)
Small Forwards (5)
Kevin Durant (Thunder), Paul George (Pacers), Gordon Hayward (Jazz), Chandler Parsons (Mavericks), Kyle Korver (Hawks)
Power Forwards (3)
Blake Griffin (Clippers), Kevin Love (Timberwolves), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets)
Anthony Davis (Hornets), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Andre Drummond (Pistons)
Here are the 11 players that are not in the pool for the World Cup, but are in the pool for the 2016 Olympics.
Point Guards (3)
Chris Paul (Clippers), Russell Westbrook (Thunder), Deron Williams (Nets)
Shooting Guards (1)
Andre Iguodala (Warriors)
Small Forwards (3)
LeBron James (Cavaliers), Carmelo Anthony (Knicks), Kawhi Leonard (Spurs)
Power Forwards (2)
LaMarcus Aldridge (Trail Blazers), David Lee (Warriors)
Dwight Howard (Rockets), Tyson Chandler (Mavericks)
* A couple of big names that are moving on from their Team USA days, future Hall of Famers, Kobe Bryant (Lakers) and Dwyane Wade (Heat).