FIBA World Cup 2019 : Team USA roster, Full schedule ahead of international basketball tournament

FIBA World Cup Primer: What to expect about a very different Team USA.

Which NBA players will fill out the roster for Team USA ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup?

That’s the big question as head coach Gregg Popovich looks to lead Team USA to a FIBA three-peat. Several NBA stars have already passed on the opportunity to play for this year’s squad, so the path to another gold medal could be difficult with strong challengers hoping to upset the red, white and blue.

With the international tournament fast approaching, here’s a breakdown of Team USA’s roster and its FIBA World Cup schedule.

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Team USA roster for 2019 FIBA World Cup:

PlayerPositionNBA Team
Harrison BarnesForwardSacramento Kings
Jaylen BrownForwardBoston Celtics
Joe HarrisGuardBrooklyn Nets
Kyle KuzmaForwardLos Angeles Lakers
Brook LopezCenterMilwaukee Bucks
Khris MiddletonGuard/ForwardMilwaukee Bucks
Donovan MitchellGuardUtah Jazz
Mason PlumleeCenterDenver Nuggets
Marcus SmartGuardBoston Celtics
Jayson TatumForwardBoston Celtics
Myles TurnerCenterIndiana Pacers
Kemba WalkerGuardBoston Celtics
Derrick WhiteGuardSan Antonio Spurs

Players not participating: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), DeMarcus Cousins (Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings), Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers), Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons).

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James Harden (Houston Rockets), Montrezl Harrell (Los Angeles Clippers), Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers), Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets), Julius Randle (New York Knicks), JJ Redick (New Orleans Pelicans), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), PJ Tucker (Houston Rockets), Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets)

Team USA scrimmage schedule:

MatchupDateTime
USA White vs. USA BlueAug. 910 p.m. ET
USA vs. SpainAug. 1610 p.m. ET
USA vs. AustraliaAug. 225:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. AustraliaAug. 24Midnight ET
USA vs. CanadaAug. 265:30 a.m. ET

Team USA schedule for 2019 FIBA World Cup

MatchupDateTime
USA vs. Czech RepublicSept. 18:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. TurkeySept. 38:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. JapanSept. 58:30 a.m. ET
Second roundSept. 6-9TBD
QuarterfinalsSept. 10-11TBD
SemifinalsSept. 13TBD
FinalsSept. 15TBD

 

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