HoopsHype Team USA rumors

July 23, 2014 Updates

Doug McDermott and Victor Oladipo are among the 13 players named to the USA Basketball Select team that will practice against the group headed to the World Cup in Spain. Team USA unveiled roster on Tuesday. It includes McDermott, the sharp-shooting forward from Creighton who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, and Oladipo, the second-year guard from the Orlando Magic. USA Today Sports

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Despite a pattern of removing his name from consideration for international competition, the door isn’t completely shut on Portland Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge suiting up for his country in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. “It’s not absolutely shut, but it’s premature to talk about the Olympics two years from now when for whatever reason, he turned down another opportunity,” Jerry Colangelo, the director of USA Basketball, told CSNNW.com via phone on Wednesday. “That’s just reality. I never close the door completely. I keep my options open. It was a surprise that he pulled out, but I never shut the door entirely on anyone.” CSNNW.com

July 16, 2014 Updates

Kawhi Leonard withdrew from consideration for the U.S. basketball team's roster for the FIFA World Cup, saying he's learned that he needs to take a break after watching the struggles of Spurs teammates Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili during the regular season after they played through last summer for their national teams. ESPN.com

July 14, 2014 Updates

It appears Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP, has withdrawn from the Team USA training camp at which the team that will represent the United States in the FIBA World Cup tournament will be selected. Sources familiar with USA Basketball’s plans for the camp, scheduled to begin in Las Vegas on July 28, said the Spurs forward has not yet given a firm commitment to participate in the camp and may be pulling out. USA Basketball is to issue a press release on Monday about the players who will be at the camp. San Antonio Express-News

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Both Thibodeau and Forman remain hopeful that Rose will be able to stay healthy throughout next season. Forman noted that Rose, who is slated to practice with the Bulls' summer league team, is playing 5-on-5 ball and has been "aggressive" in his rehab. "He's doing well," Thibodeau said. "He's picked up the intensity in his workouts. His drill work has been outstanding. And then he's preparing right now to practice with our summer league team. That will be the next step and then the step after that, which will be very helpful for him and helpful for us to give us a pretty good read of where he is when he gets to participate for Team USA. "So he's moving along well, he's right where he should be and then we'll see where he is once we start those practices." ESPN.com

June 19, 2014 Updates

Moments after the San Antonio Spurs came off the barges at the Riverwalk, from their championship parade Wednesday, Spurs center Tiago Splitter and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard spoke with the media. In Splitter and Leonard’s media sessions, both players confirmed to Project Spurs, they plan on representing their countries in FIBA play this summer. “Yes, I will,” confirmed Splitter of playing for Brazil at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain this August. “Yeah, that’s the plan,” said Leonard of trying to make the roster for Team USA in Las Vegas this summer. “Right now, I’m just going to rest and take it slow. But when that time comes, I’ll be ready.” ProjectSpurs.com

May 21, 2014 Updates

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, limited to just 10 games this season due to a torn meniscus in his right knee, will join Team USA for its training camp this summer in preparation for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain, national team coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday. "We expect him to be there that last week of July when we're choosing the team in Vegas," Krzyzewski said during an "ESPNU College Basketball" podcast with host Andy Katz. "He can't make the team unless he's ready to go full bore. And knowing Derrick I would think he'll be ready, and hopefully he'll be 100 percent." ESPN.com

May 20, 2014 Updates

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, limited to just 10 games this season due to a torn meniscus in his right knee, will join Team USA for its training camp this summer in preparation for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain, national team coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday. "We expect him to be there that last week of July when we're choosing the team in Vegas," Krzyzewski said during an "ESPNU College Basketball" podcast with host Andy Katz. "He can't make the team unless he's ready to go full bore. And knowing Derrick I would think he'll be ready, and hopefully he'll be 100 percent." ESPN.com

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