HoopsHype USA Basketball rumors

July 26, 2014 Updates

Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players. Team USA announced the decision on Saturday. Love, who won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 2010 world championship and was one of the first players to commit to play this summer, told USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo that he would be unavailable for training camp that starts Monday. USA Today Sports

Colangelo still really likes the U.S. roster and says it is more experienced and talented than the 2010 world championships team. Kevin Durant, James Harden and Davis won an Olympic gold medal in 2012 and Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose played in the 2010 world championships. "We're more talented than 2010," Colangelo said. "I'm not demeaning that team, but those guys were young." Yahoo! Sports

July 25, 2014 Updates

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been selected to the 2014-16 USA Basketball Men's National Team, USA Basketball announced today. Wall will join 18 other players, including teammate Bradley Beal, who have been selected for the 2014-2016 USA Men's National Team pool. The 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, will be selected from that pool. "I am honored to be invited back to participate with USA Basketball and to have the opportunity to represent my country," said Wall. "I am also proud that Bradley and I will be able to represent the Wizards organization together while competing for roster spots against our peers from around the league." NBA.com

July 24, 2014 Updates

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin today announced that he will not participate on the USA Basketball Men’s National Team this summer. Griffin was one of 19 players selected to the USA roster from which the 2014 USA World Cup Team will be selected. NBA.com

“I appreciate the invitation to play for Team USA this summer,” Griffin said. “It is a special opportunity anytime you have a chance to represent your country, and I was honored to be included. However, right now I want to focus and dedicate 100 percent of my energy on improving and preparing for the upcoming season with the Clippers.” NBA.com

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

July 22, 2014 Updates
July 21, 2014 Updates

It didn’t seem to matter to USA Basketball, though, as Burke’s representatives said he was invited to join the USA Select team. The group of young players will practice against the U.S. national team during its Las Vegas training camp next week. Detroit Free Press

Serge Ibaka: "I think Spain can win the gold medal against the United States. After the Olympic final in London, everything is possible. We have the players to accomplish something big." Marca.com

July 18, 2014 Updates

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been selected to practice with the USA national team during their training camp in Las Vegas which begins July 28. Hardaway has been outstanding for the Knicks in the Vegas Summer League and his inclusion on the select team is the first step toward being invited to the national team pool. New York Daily News

Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: More invitees to USA Basketball training camp to work against national team: Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee and Phoenix's Miles Plumlee. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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