Heat big man Adebayo to join U.S. men’s basketball team

Heat forward Bam Adebayo appeared in all 82 games last season.

Miami Heat power forward/center Bam Adebayo has accepted an invitation to the U.S. men’s basketball team tryout camp for the FIBA World Cup, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The U.S. begins training Aug. 5 in Las Vegas.

Coach Gregg Popovich’s roster has been in flux since the start of the summer, with nine of its biggest names departing. The list includes James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal and Kevin Love.

That left the U.S. with just 11 players on a 12-man team. Others such as Jaylen Brown, Mason Plumlee, Julius Randle, Marcus Smart and Thaddeus Young have since received invitations to participate in camp.

Adebayo, 22, is 6-foot-10 and has spent each of his first two seasons with the Heat. He averaged 8.9 points and 7.3 rebounds last season, appearing in all 82 games.

The World Cup begins Aug. 31 in China.