Yesterday USA Basketball announced the player pool for Team USA. The 35-player pool for the 2018-20 men’s national basketball team, includes all the familiar faces such as LeBron James, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry etc.
In addition, it also includes some first time members of USA Men’s National Team, such as Myles Turner, Devin Booker, CJ McCollum, Isaiah Thomas and Khris Middleton.
According to the official press release, all 35 players are expected to attend the July 25-27 Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas. Ultimately, the group will be narrowed down to just 12 players for the 2019 World Cup and 2020 U.S. Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Named to the 2018-20 USA National Team are the following players:
Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns); Jimmy Butler (Minnesota Timberwolves); Mike Conley Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies); DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kevin Durant(Golden State Warriors); Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder); Eric Gordon(Houston Rockets); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors); Blake Griffin(Detroit Pistons); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Tobias Harris (Los Angeles Clippers); Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics); Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics); LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); CJ McCollum(Portland Trail Blazers); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Victor Oladipo(Indiana Pacers); Chris Paul (Houston Rockets); Isaiah Thomas (Los Angeles Lakers); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets); John Wall (Washington Wizards); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).