Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, are the first cuts from Team USA. The roster now stands at 16 and will be cut down to 12 for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Reports emerged Monday night that the trio would be the initial cuts.
Team USA's roster now stands at 16 players after the cuts and the injury to Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. While the roster for the FIBA World Cup doesn't officially have to be turned in until Aug. 29, Team USA is expected to get down to the mandated 12-player roster by the time it leaves for the Spain-hosted tournament Aug. 23.
Guards currently vying for roster spots include Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson and DeMar DeRozan. Wings include Kevin Durant, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons and Gordon Hayward, and big men include Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee.
Curry, Rose, Harden, Durant and Davis are considered locks to make the team.
Currently on a break, Team USA resumes practices next week in Chicago. The World Cup begins Aug. 30.
- Ben Estes