Following USA Basketball's crushing loss to Australia on Saturday, the team announced its official roster for the FIBA World Cup. The roster was finalized due to the latest injury to Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma.
With the NBA seemingly wide open for the first time in years, multiple superstars withdrew from the national team in order to prepare for the regular season.
Even though Team USA didn't have its usual abundance of household names, the coaching staff still had enough talent to put together a solid roster.
Gregg Popovich and his staff only needed to make one more cut to their roster. Once the news broke that Kuzma hurt his ankle, it made their decision pretty easy.
Kuzma's injury allowed Team USA to move forward with the remaining players on the roster as they head into the World Cup.
The final roster includes Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes, Jaylen Brown, Joe Harris, Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Myles Turner and Derrick White.
Here is a recap of the 12-man roster:
USA Basketball will get to test out its final roster on Monday, when it faces Canada in an exhibition.
The first official matchup for the national team will take place next Sunday against Czech Republic.
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