FIBA World Cup: Predicting the Team USA Roster

The FIBA World Cup will be underway this month and everyone is preparing for the competition, including the world’s best, Team USA.

Team USA will feature the comebacking Derrick Rose and the likes of Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damien Lillard, Demar Derozan and other NBA rising stars. With Paul George’s horrific injury he will not be able to play in this tournament and this upcoming season. USA will miss his length and athleticism for guarding the other teams’ best wing players. USA will also miss his sharp shooting and quick drives to the basket. Another person that USA will also miss is the reigning NBA MVP, Kevin Durant who backed out because of personal reasons and we all know how valuable KD is to any team. His shooting, defense, length and even his presence alone makes a team better. With KD’s absence, Team USA has added Rudy Gay.

Moreover, Team USA has trimmed the roster to 16 by cutting John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Milsap. You only need 12 players for the FIBA World Cup and that’s why it will be hard to choose among those are left with the team.

The remaining names are: Demar DeRozan, DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond,, Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, James Harden, Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson and Mason Plumlee.

Now let’s predict the roster of Team USA. Continue reading