The USA Basketball roster has been finalized.
Coack Mike Krzyzewski announced the final four cuts following the team’s 112-86 victory over Puerto Rico to bring the roster down to its final 12 players. Damian Lillard, Gordan Hayward, Kyle Korver and Chandler Parsons were all cut from the roster.
Lillard and Parsons both took to Twitter to thank Team USA for the opportunity and to wish the team good luck.
Back in my natural habitat! Throw more wood on the fire . Thankful for the opportunity And guys please don’t feel sorry. I’m always Good!
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 23, 2014
Thankful for the opportunity to try and play for my country. A great experience I’ll never forget. Wish them nothing but the best of luck.
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) August 23, 2014
So who’s left? Coach K will head into the Basketball World Cup with a 12 man roster consisting of Derrick Rose, Mason Plumlee, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Demar DeRozan and Andre Drummond.
Can’t believe I got to compete for team USA and a world championship. Thanks to all the people along the way who helped me get here! #LetsGo
— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) August 23, 2014
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 23, 2014
Excited to represent our country! Let’s win the gold medal!!!
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummondd) August 23, 2014
Alhamdulillah!! I’m so bless to be on this USA team & represent my country in Spain words can’t… https://t.co/cWXKBKhMjJ
— Kenneth Faried (@KennethFaried35) August 23, 2014
— Mason Plumlee (@masonplumlee) August 23, 2014
Team USA will play Finland on August 30 during the opening round of the World Cup.
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