LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry headline USA Basketball minicamp roster

By The Sports Xchange  |  Updated Aug. 6, 2015 at 6:10 PM
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NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry headline the roster for USA Basketball's upcoming minicamp in Las Vegas, even if not all of them will take part in it.

The roster includes eight players from the 2012 gold-medal Olympic team and 11 from the 2014 World Cup, USA Basketball announced Thursday.

The camp, which runs Aug. 11-13, is a prep session for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Attendance is mandatory, although participation is not -- especially for injured players such as Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love.

Jerry Colangelo, director of USA Basketball, said, "With this being a summer where we do not have an official competition that we need to prepare for, this year's minicamp is an opportunity to continue and expand the brotherhood and camaraderie that has been built. It will be a celebration of all that we've accomplished with USA Basketball since the National Team program was formed in 2006 while also looking ahead to 2016. The minicamp is going to be low key with light workouts, no contact, and the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug. 13 will be a fun all-star type game."

The new additions include Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors), Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), Michael Carter-Williams (Milwaukee Bucks), Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) and Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic).

The rest of the confirmed attendees are Blake Griffin and Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks), Mason Plumlee (Portland Trail Blazers), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) and John Wall (Washington Wizards).

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose was the only World Cup player to decline an invitation.

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