Team USA’s 12-man roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup is set.
USA Basketball announced Saturday the final cut to its roster after bringing 13 players to Australia to play its final exhibition games.
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was the final cut as he’s dealing with a left ankle injury that prevents him from competing in the World Cup. Kuzma sat out Saturday’s 98-94 loss to Australia due to a sore ankle.
Here’s a look at the final roster for the 2019 USA World Cup team:
|Harrison Barnes||Sacramento Kings|
|Jaylen Brown||Boston Celtics|
|Joe Harris||Brooklyn Nets|
|Brook Lopez||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Donovan Mitchell||Utah Jazz|
|Mason Plumlee||Denver Nuggets|
|Marcus Smart||Boston Celtics|
|Jayson Tatum||Boston Celtics|
|Myles Turner||Indiana Pacers|
|Kemba Walker||Boston Celtics|
|Derrick White||San Antonio Spurs|
Team USA will be led by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, with Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University coach Jay Wright serving as USA assistants.
The U.S., two-time defending World Cup champion and FIBA’s No. 1 world ranked team, has one more exhibition game, vs. Canada in Sydney, before facing the Czech Republic on Sept. 1 in Shanghai. The tournament ends Sept. 15.