USA Basketball could finalize their World Cup roster as soon as Thursday.
Jerry Colangelo told ESPN.com that one scenario under consideration by USA Basketball officials is reducing the current 16-man roster to 12 or 13 players after Wednesday night's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
"We've said we wanted to wait through the end of the week in New York before we made cutbacks," Colangelo said Monday, "but that could still change."
USAB must submit its official 12-man roster for the World Cup on Aug. 29 -- one day before the tournament starts.
Team USA has as many as 10 players still battling for the final six roster spots.
DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Plumlee and Andre Drummond are competing for only one guaranteed spot as backup center, though it's possible two of them could be on the plane to Spain.
Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan are also at risk of being cut.
Colangelo and Krzyzewski have consistently referred to the "core players" of the squad as Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, James Harden, Kenneth Faried, Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving.