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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young have been added to the U.S. men’s basketball team training camp roster ahead of the FIBA World Cup, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Americans have been hit by some defections, which cut their roster to 14 entering camp Aug. 5 in Las Vegas. Smart and Young increase that number by two. Coach Gregg Popovich will need to trim the roster to 12 by the time the games begin in China at the end of August.
As of now, along with Smart and Young, the roster consists of the following players:
Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Paul Millsap, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, P.J. Tucker, Myles Turner, Kemba Walker, as well as Lillard and Love.