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Team USA Basketball Announces 17 Finalists For World Cup Roster

12 August 2019

Later in the evening, the 17 finalists for the 2019 FIBA World Cup roster were officially posted to the Team USA website, and three Sacramento Kings players were picked for the second week of training in Los Angeles.

As for Adebayo and Young, the Kentucky product in Adebayo saw the floor for 11 minutes, totaling three points, two rebounds, one assist, and two steals, making his lone attempt from the field. To make room for them, Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young and Miami heat center Bam Adebayo were both cut.

By then, the roster needs to be trimmed to a final 12, but the Americans do not have to rush to get there. "We're bringing up a couple of young players from the Select Team, so we're going to be patient with the rest of the squad because we have plenty of time".

Bagley and White had been on the USA Select Team and played for the "White Team" on Friday, comprised of other Select Team members. "We want to make sure everyone gets a real shot, and I think the staff is sorting through all that".

The team now has 17 players on the roster, with injured guards Kyle Lowry (thumb) and Marcus Smart (calf) to be reexamined early next week. Veteran guard Kemba Walker had 14 points and four assists in 16 minutes, and Donovan Mitchell recorded eight points and four assists.

Jayson Tatum and Bam Adebayo share a laugh during the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team Training Camp at Mendenhall Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on August 06, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada. "Another World Cup, in this case the FIBA World Cup". They showed great effort, doing a good job in a lot of different ways, just trying to get used to each other and form a team.

In the game, Adebayo played almost 11 minutes, and recorded three points, two rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

Those players will work out at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility Wednesday and Thursday before facing Spain in an exhibition at Honda Center in Anaheim on August 16.

Team USA Basketball Announces 17 Finalists For World Cup Roster