August 2019 National Wiretap

De'Aaron Fox Withdraws From Team USA

Aug 17, 2019 1:50 PM

De'Aaron Fox has withdrawn from Team USA hours before their departure to Australia ahead of the start of the World Cup.

Fox was a strong candidate to make the roster after his impressive performances in practices and scrimmages. Fox played in just six minutes in Friday's exhibition game against Spain.

Derrick White will now likely make the final roster.

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P.J. Tucker Withdraws From World Cup With Ankle Injury

Aug 16, 2019 8:58 PM

P.J. Tucker has withdrawn from USA Basketball's World Cup roster leaving the team with 14 players for 12 spots.

Tucker cited a minor left ankle injury.

"I twisted it in a game last Friday and again in practice [Thursday] and I know they're about to go to Australia," Tucker told Houston's KRIV-TV. "I didn't want to be hobbling and then come back [injured] in camp. It just made sense."

Tucker was the oldest player in camp at the age of 34.

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PJ Tucker Says Team USA Loss In Scrimmage Came After Two-Hour Practice

Aug 16, 2019 2:15 AM

PJ Tucker added further context to Team USA's loss to the Select Team in two ten-minute scrimmages, saying that the games occurred following a two-hour practice. 

"Nobody gave the whole perspective of what happened. They just threw the score up and said, ‘They lost.’ It was two quarters after we’d been playing two hours...We didn’t play a game. That was two quarters of practice and whatever. We come in today and nobody talked about it," Tucker told Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Team USA reportedly lost both scrimmages to the Select Team, including the second game by 21 points.

The Select Team is comprised mostly of players from the G League who helped Team USA qualify for the FIBA World Cup.  

Marc Stein/The New York Times

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Team USA Loses 10-Minute Scrimmage To Select Team By 21

Aug 14, 2019 8:36 PM

Team USA lost to the Select Team twice during 10-minute scrimmages on Wednesday. The Select Team is largely comprised of G League players who helped the United States qualify for the World Cup.

The first loss was by three points with the second loss in front of media ending at 38-17.

With many top players dropping from the World Cup team, there have been concerns about the quality of the roster.

The Select Team is coached by Jeff Van Gundy.

Sam Amick/The Athletic

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Kyle Lowry Withdraws From Team USA For 2019 World Cup

Aug 12, 2019 5:27 PM

Kyle Lowry has announced on Instagram he has withdrawn from Team USA for the 2019 World Cup.

Lowry underwent surgery on his injured thumb this offseason, but he had hoped to be cleared to play in the tournament.

Team USA will feature Kemba Walker and De'Aaron Fox at point guard.

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Marvin Bagley III Withdraws From Team USA Camp

Aug 11, 2019 6:28 PM

Marvin Bagley III withdrew from Team USA training camp to focus on the upcoming season, league sources told Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Bagley was recently promoted to the senior side.

Team USA now has 16 finalists for 12 roster spots ahead of the FIBA World Cup.

Marc Stein/The New York Times

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Milos Teodosic To Miss FIBA World Cup With Plantar Fascitiis Injury

Aug 11, 2019 4:56 PM

Serbia's Milos Teodosic will miss the upcoming FIBA World Cup with a plantar fascitiis injury.

Teodosic averaged 3.2 points in 15 games for the Clippers last season.

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Jerry Colangelo On Promoting Derrick White To Team USA Roster: 'He's a Very Unique Player'

Aug 10, 2019 8:51 PM

Jerry Colangelo complimented Derrick White's performances in Team USA training camp that lead to the player moving onto the next round of practices.

White and Marvin Bagley replaced Thaddeus Young and Bam Adebayo as the Team USA roster got cut down to 17 players ahead of the FIBA World Cup.

"I think White has been very, very good. What a story that is. You talk about his journey. He is a very unique player. He’s got a gait to him. He’s got interesting floaters in the lane. He’s sly. A good passer, impressive," said Colangelo, according to Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News.

Colangelo plans to take 15 players to Australia for exhibition games before cutting down the roster to 12 players.

Tom Orsborn

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Team USA Basketball Announces 17 Finalists For FIBA World Cup Roster

Aug 10, 2019 12:36 PM

Team USA unveiled 17 finalists to make the 12 player roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup, including 13 players from the senior side and 4 players from the Select Team.

The roster includes: Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III, Jaylen Brown, De'Aaron Fox, Joe Harris, Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Donovan Mitchell, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, P.J. Tucker, Myles Turner, Kemba Walker, and Derrick White. 

Team USA plays to take 15 players to an exhibition in Australia before cutting the roster down to 12 for the tournament.

Marc Stein/The New York Times

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Mitchell Robinson Sits Out Team USA Practices With Knee Injury

Aug 10, 2019 12:29 PM

Mitchell Robinson has sat out several Team USA practices and a scrimmage with a knee injury, Team USA sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The injury was described as "just soreness", with an MRI coming back clean.

Robinson is a member of the US Select Team brought in to scrimmage against the senior side. 

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Jerry Colangelo Declined Carmelo Anthony's Request To Join Team USA
Carmelo Anthony hasn't played since leaving the Rockets last November.

Chris Mannix/SI.com

Derrick White, Marvin Bagley Replace Thaddeus Young, Bam Adebayo On Team USA Roster
Team USA's roster now stands at 17 players.

Marc Stein/The New York Times

Kelly Olynyk Suffers Bruised Knee, Expected To Be Ready By FIBA World Cup
Kelly Olynyk will sit out a week after bruising his knee.

ESPN

Kelly Olynyk To Undergo X-Rays For Potential Knee Injury
Kelly Olynyk was preparing with Team Canada for the upcoming FIBA World Cup.

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Nikola Vucevic: Montenegro 'Can Surprise A Lot Of People' At FIBA World Cup
Montenegro are in Group F with Greece, Brazil, and New Zealand.

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Kemba Walker: New-Look Team USA Team Is 'Chance For Us To Do Something New'
Team USA open against the Czech Republic on September 1st.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Says He'd Trade MVP For Gold Medal With Greece
Greece are in Group F with Montenegro, Brazil, and New Zealand.

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Jerry Colangelo On Team USA Basketball: Focus On Who's Here
Team USA sent out over 50 invites to fill a 15-player training camp ahead of the FIBA World Cup.

ESPN

Jamal Murray Withdraws From Team Canada For World Cup
Jamal Murray cited a sprained ankle as the reason for removing himself from the tournament.

Marc Stein/New York Times

De'Aaron Fox Considered Likely To Make USA's World Cup Roster
Kemba Walker and Kyle Lowry are the only point guards currently on the roster.

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Danilo Gallinari Undergoes Successful Appendectomy
Danilo Gallinari is expected to be recovered in time for the FIBA World Cup.

John Askounis/Eurohoops.net

Julius Randle Withdraws From Team USA Training Camp, Torrey Craig Added To Select Team
Torrey Craig averaged 5.7 points for the Nuggets last year.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Landry Shamet Withdraws From Team USA Select Team Camp
Landry Shamet declined the invite to focus on the upcoming season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Andre Drummond Withdraws From Team USA Training Camp
Team USA training camp begins on August 5th.

Marc Stein/The New York Times

RJ Barrett Won't Play For Canada In World Cup
RJ Barrett suffered a mild calf strain during Summer League.

Shams Charania/The Athletic