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Anthony Davis, James Harden and Damian Lillard headline the stars who opted out of FIBA competition.

By Michael Shapiro
July 23, 2019

USA Basketball will not feature its top stars in the coming FIBA World Cup. The Associated Press reported that more than 50 invitations were sent to players before many have withdrawn.

 James Harden and Anthony Davis will not join Team USA in China in September, nor will Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris or CJ McCollum. 

The players remaining on Team USA will be led by head coach Gregg Popovich, with Steve Kerr, Lloyd Pierce and Jay Wright serving as assistants. 

Bulls forward Thaddeus Young and Heat center Bam Adebayo entered Team USA training camp, but were cut from the team following their scrimmage on Friday night. Spurs point guard Derrick White and Marvin Bagley moved up from the USA select squad to take their place, but Bagley removed his name from consideration on Sunday. 

Kyle Lowry marked another high-profile defection from Team USA on Monday after the Raptors' point guard said he "was not cleared for full basketball activities." His departure was followed by P.J. Tucker on Friday. The Rockets forward is battling an ankle injury, per The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox marked the latest departure on Saturday. 

Team USA will hold its first intrasquad scrimmage in Las Vegas on Aug. 9.Its first FIBA World Cup matchup will be against the Czech Rebublic on Sept. 1 at 8:30 a.m. ET. 

So who exactly is still with Team USA just over a month before the FIBA World Cup? Check out the current training camp roster below: 

Team USA Roster in Camp for Possible FIBA World Cup Spot:

Harrison Barnes – SF, Kings

Jaylen Brown – SF, Celtics

Kyle Kuzma – SF, Lakers

Brook Lopez – C, Bucks

Khris Middleton – SF, Bucks

Paul Millsap – PF, Nuggets

Donovan Mitchell – SG, Jazz

Mason Plumlee – PF, Nuggets

Marcus Smart – SG, Celtics

Jayson Tatum – SF, Celtics

Myles Turner – C, Pacers

Kemba Walker – PG, Hornets

Derrick White – PG, Spurs

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