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Team USA Expected To Cut Evans, Mayo, Wallace

Team USA will reveal on Wednesday the fifteen players that will be invited to New York for the Aug. 10-16 training camp in preparation for next month's World Championship in Turkey.

There are currently 19 players on the roster and sources close to the situation claim Kings point guard Tyreke Evans, Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo and Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace will be cut.

Another player will have to be cut as well, but officials were still trying to determine who as of Tuesday night.

Via Chris Tomasson/FanHouse

Granger Will Make Team USA Cut

Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star is reporting that Pacers forward Danny Granger will make Team USA's cut this week.

"Granger makes Team USA cut. He'll play in NYC in a few weeks," Wells wrote on his Twitter page Tuesday afternoon.

Via Mike Wells/Indianapolis Star

Injury Means Team USA Likely To Cut Evans

Tyreke Evans, the NBA's reigning Rookie of the Year, sprained his ankle and missed Team USA's final three practices and Saturday's game in Las Vegas.

Evans said Friday that because of the injury he didn't expect to survive the team's impending cut and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo appears to agree.

Colangelo said that Evans being cut is "pretty obvious."

"It was a bad break for him," Colangelo said of Evans. "He's a terrific kid. He's certainly part of our group and our team. We'll be looking at him down the road (in future summers) in all probability."

Via Chris Tomasson/FanHouse

Durant Scores 28 In Team USA Showcase

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 28 points to lead the White squad past the Blue 114-96 at the USA Basketball Showcase on Saturday night in Las Vegas, as reported by the Associated Press.

Durant had six rebounds and was 10 for 17 from the field and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in 29 minutes.

"They're coming together more than I thought they would," United States coach Mike Kryzewski said. "There's a great spirit of cooperation. They're really a good group of guys. They've been tested this week. They've done it enthusiastically. It was a really good week for us."

Via AP

Team USA Will Cut 4-5 Players After Vegas

USA Basketball's training camp in Las Vegas will end Saturday night with an intrasquad game at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The roster will be trimmed sometime after that before Team USA reconvenes in New York next month for the World Championships to be held in Turkey Aug. 28-Sept. 12.

"We have time on our side in terms of selection," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Friday.

"We're still talking about 14 or 15 going to New York. Names could change a little bit based on today and based on what we see tomorrow night, because we're giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. If there are any close calls we may even take an extra guy. We'll see."

Via ESPN

LeBron, Wade To Visit Team USA

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were scheduled to arrive on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, where Team USA is holding a minicamp in preparation for the 2010 World Championships.

James and Wade declined to play for Team USA this summer, but they remain on the roster and in the mix to play for the 2012 Olympic team.

"LeBron and D-Wade are coming in tonight, and Chris Paul  is here. But we had invited all of our guys to stop in, both here and in New York [for training camp Aug. 9-15]," Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo said. "That's all there is to it. We don't have any plan for them.

"[A meeting with the team] may happen and it may not, but we wanted them around, and they're here," Colangelo said. "So that's really it."

Via ESPN

Amar'e Understands Why Knicks Removed Him From National Team

Amar'e Stoudemire appreciates the Knicks' position in removing him from this summer's national team.

"I understand the New York Knicks' concern, also wanting to make sure I'm totally healthy for next season," Stoudemire said. "I'm looking forward to having a big year with the Knicks organization, so I understand both sides."

If a team cannot obtain insurance on a player, that team can stop the player from participating in events during the off-season.

"He had to pull out because he couldn't get insurance on his knees. So, he's not able to play," Mike D'Antoni said. "I don't know if his [future USA Basketball] status has changed or not. I have no idea. I hate it for him, but it's business."

Via ESPN

David Lee Injures Middle Finger On Right Hand

David Lee injured his right middle finger at Team USA training camp Tuesday, but the extent of the injury is unknown

Lee will visit San Francisco hand specialist William Green, who last week performed surgery to repair torn ligaments in the left wrist of Warriors rookie Ekpe Udoh.

Via San Jose Mercury News

Dirk, Kaman Won't Play For Germany

Dirk Nowitzki won't play for Germany at the World Championships in Turkey this summer.

Because of that, Chris Kaman will stop asking the Clippers let him play for Germany too.

If Nowitzki had played for Germany, Kaman would have wanted to join him.

Via ESPN

Robin Lopez Drops Out Of Team USA

Suns center Robin Lopez will not play for Team USA this summer.

Lopez wants to continue rehabbing his injured back.

"I think it's just a precaution. His back is doing fine. Just precautionary," Robin's bother Brook told Chris Tomasson of FanHouse.

Via Chris Tomasson/FanHouse (via Twitter)

Knicks Tell Amar'e He Cannot Play For National Team

Amar'e Stoudemire was held off the national team by the Knicks.

McGee Added To Team USA Roster

JaVale McGee's strong summer league helped him get a spot on Team USA's roster.

Stoudemire Doubtful For World Championships

Amar'e Stoudemire may not be able to participate in this summer's World Championships.

Hibbert Won't Need Knee Surgery

Roy Hibbert suffered a mild strain of his right patellar tendon when training with the Jamaican National team.

Paul, Deron May Be Only Team USA Members From 2008 In Turkey

From their 2008 gold medal team, only Chris Paul and Deron Williams may play for Team USA in the World Championships this summer.
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