Marc Weinreich
Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard are two of 27 players invited to USA Basketball tryouts in Las Vegas this summer. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard were invited to USA Basketball tryouts in Las Vegas this summer. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will join Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George as some of the big names that have been invited to the USA Basketball camp this summer. The list, released Wednesday by, is a collection of 27 NBA players that will try out for a spot on a team that will travel to Spain in Summer 2014 for the World Championships.

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo spoke to the importance of this summer's camp:

“The group of players we have assembled for the mini-camp are extremely talented and very versatile. This is an important opportunity for each one of them because we will be evaluating which players will continue to be involved in future USA National Team training camps and teams.”

The mini-camp, scheduled for July 22-25 in Las Vegas, will be attended by USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke coach who led previous Olympic teams to gold, and Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, who will be assistants on the team.

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All-Star Kyrie Irving is likely one of the few, if only, locks to make the roster. The former Rookie of the Year, who spent a year under Krzyzewski at Duke, was on the USA Select team that scrimmaged against the Olympic team that won gold last summer in London.

The complete list of attendees to the camp is as follows:

Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans)

Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)

Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)

Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies)

DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)

Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)

DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)

Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)

Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)

Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz)

Paul George (Indiana Pacers)

Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls)

Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)

Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers)

Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)

DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)

Ty Lawson(Denver Nuggets)

Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)

Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)

Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons)

Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets)

Larry Sanders(Milwaukee Bucks)

Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)

Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)

John Wall (Washington Wizards)Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers)

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