Rockets’ Harden, Cavs’ Love among 20 headed to Team USA camp

James Harden of the Rockets and Kevin Love of the Cavaliers are among those headed to Team USA training camp.

The U.S. men’s basketball team announced its 20-man roster for training camp in advance of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Camp will take place Aug. 5-9 and will determine the final 12-man squad.

Taking part in camp (players listed alphabetically):

  1. Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)
  2. Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
  3. Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
  4. Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
  5. Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets)
  6. James Harden (Houston Rockets)
  7. Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers)
  8. Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)
  9. Damian Lillard (Portlant Trail Blazers)
  10. Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks)
  11. Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  12. Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)
  13. CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers)
  14. Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
  15. Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets)
  16. Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)
  17. Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
  18. Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
  19. P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets)
  20. Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets)

“I am excited about getting to training camp in August and working with all of the players that have been selected to attend the USA National Team training camp in Las Vegas,” U.S. men’s basketball coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. “We’ve got an excellent cross-section of veteran USA Basketball and NBA players, as well as some exciting younger players who possess amazing versatility.

Popovich added that selecting just 12 players from this group “will be extremely difficult.”

Likely No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson, Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins and Sacramento Kings big man Marvin Bagley III are expected to be among those named to a 10-man select team that will scrimmage against the veteran roster at training camp.

“It will be an eventful summer for many of the players on the 20-man Team USA training camp roster,” Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors noted. “Besides Harris, Lopez, and Walker, who are all headed for unrestricted free agency and could be on new teams by August, players like Barnes, Middleton, and Millsap could reach the open market if their player or team options are declined. Others – including Davis, Gordon, Kuzma, Tatum, and Tucker – have been mentioned in trade rumors.”