World Cup, Team USA: Kevin Love, Derrick Rose headline training roster


The World Cup in soccer has come to an end but that doesn’t mean Americans can stop caring about World Cups in general. The FIBA World Cup of Basketball will be taking place soon and for this World Cup, the Americans are always the favorites.

Monday morning saw the training camp roster announced as the 19-man team that is trying to make the final cut will be heading to Las Vegas to begin training for the World Cup before the official and final roster is announced. The list of names attending the training camp truly reads like an All-Star team as the likes of Kevin Love, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry headline the training camp roster.

Here’s a look at the 19-man roster that Team USA will be bringing to Las Vegas for training camp with the intention of taking them overseas to play in the FIBA World Cup

Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
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)
Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks
Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)

Final cuts won’t be made right away but there’s also always the chance that more names could be added to the training camp roster and considered for the final cut before Team USA heads overseas to try and win the World Cup of Basketball.

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