This summer, NBA stars — well, some of them — are taking on the world in China. With players such as James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal withdrawing from Team USA participation, who remains on the roster to challenge powerhouses Spain, France and Serbia?
Team USA also is looking to pull off a FIBA World Cup three-peat, which has never been done in the 69-year history of the event.
The action tips off Aug. 31 in China. Keep it here for the latest news and updates all tournament long.
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Team USA roster: FIBA World Cup
Players to withdraw: Bradley Beal (Wizards); Anthony Davis (Lakers); Eric Gordon (Rockets); James Harden (Rockets); Montrezl Harrell, Clippers; Tobias Harris (76ers); Damian Lillard (Blazers); Kevin Love (Cavaliers); CJ McCollum (Blazers); and Paul Millsap (Nuggets).
Head coach: Gregg Popovich (HC, San Antonio Spurs)
Assistant: Steve Kerr (HC, Golden State Warriors)
Assistant: Lloyd Pierce (HC, Atlanta Hawks)
Assistant: Jay Wright (HC, Villanova University)
Latest World Cup news
Team USA scrimmage schedule (all times ET)
Aug. 9, 10 p.m.: USA White vs. USA Blue (T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada)
Aug. 16, 10 p.m. : USA vs. Spain (Honda Center | Anaheim, California)
Aug. 22, 5:30 a.m.: USA vs. Australia (Marvel Stadium | Melbourne, Australia)
Aug. 24, 12 a.m.: USA vs. Australia (Marvel Stadium | Melbourne, Australia)
Aug. 26, 5:30 a.m.: USA vs. Canada (Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, Australia)
FIBA World Cup schedule (all times ET)
Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m.: USA vs. Czech Republic (Shanghai, China)
Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m.: USA vs. Turkey (Shanghai, China)
Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m.: USA vs. Japan (Shanghai, China)
Sept. 6-9: Second round (Foshan, Nanjing, Shenzhen and Wuhan, China)
Sept. 10-11: Quarterfinals (Dongguan and Shanghai, China)
Sept. 13: Semifinals (Beijing, China)
Sept. 15: Finals (Beijing, China)