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Stephen Curry considered leaving Team USA after Paul George's injury

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Stephen Curry admitted to rethinking his commitment to Team USA following Paul George's leg injuryESPNChicago's Nick Friedell reports.

Curry, who has a history of ankle injuries, said he spoke to several people about the pros and cons of moving forward with the team.

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"Reacting to Paul's injury is natural," Curry said. "I think just talking to my family and guys in the Warrior front office, just kind of seeing where everybody was, but at the end of the day it's a great honor to wear this jersey and to have these experiences and I'm going to take advantage of it."

Guard Derrick Rose confirmed he would not withdraw from Team USA as he returns from a pair of knee injuries. Forward Kevin Durant withdrew last week citing exhaustion, to the surprise of coach Mike Krzyzewski.

"Everyone's all in," Krzyzewski said. "They wouldn't be here if they weren't all in. And they've been all-in. These guys love playing for the United States and they understand that we have a one month commitment now. And actually a month from today, if things went well, we would be playing for a gold medal in Madrid. But there's a lot to be done, including a really tough game on Saturday against Brazil."

Team USA plays its first exhibition on Saturday against Brazil in Chicago.

The team opens the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Aug. 30 in Spain.

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- Paul Palladino

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