Team USA is gearing up for the FIBA tournament. The tournament starts from August 31-September 15. Team USA looks to repeat as Champions. The 2019 Team USA camp roster is the following.
The Roster is coming apart
2019 Team USA Camp roster has gone through a lot of changes in the last couple of days. James Harden and Anthony Davis the most talented players have dropped out. Bradley Beal has announced that he has also dropped out because of the birth of his child. The two most talented three-point assassin’s Eric Gordon and CJ McCollum have also dropped out. Kevin Love also dropped out.
The USA Big Men
The talent pool for the USA FIBA team still has tons of talent. The addition of Mason Plumlee is overlooked. I have said his game is underrated. Another big man that will really be a key addition to 2019 team USA camp roster is Brook Lopez. Lopez can really stretch the floor and can stroke it from long range. Lopez shoots 34.6 percent from three and 49.8 percent from the field. The third center that I really like is Myles Turner. He has tremendous ability and has a strong Basketball game. He averages 12.4 points per game and six rebounds a game.
Team Celtics Frontcourt
The Celtics have a dynamic duo playing for Team USA. This Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum could really assist this team to their sixth title. Both have superstar potential and can really thrive in this tournament.
The Veteran Duo
The other potentially important frontcourt players for this team are Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes, and Pj Tucker. These two bring important veteran swag that every team needs and leads to success. Khris Middleton and Harrison Barnes can provide almost instant offense to any team. While Pj Tucker can be an important role player and second team for the squad.
Kemba and Smart
The Celtics will have four players playing for team USA. This is very vital because they can develop chemistry for the upcoming season. Kemba Walker has developed into a top-five point guard in the league. He averages 25.6 points per game and shoots 43 percent from the field. He also shoots 35 percent from long distance. So he has developed his game in a very significant way.
Marcus Smart is another player that looks to make this roster. Marcus Smart is not an offensive juggernaut like Kemba Walker is. His expertise is the defense. This year he was named first-team all-defensive player. Defense is also a key component to Basketball.
Donovan Mitchel and Kyle Lowry
The key component to this team is the backcourt of Donovan Mitchell and Kyle Lowry. Both players have had spectacular seasons last year. Donovan Mitchell and Kyle Lowry averaged 23 and 14.2 points per game perspectively. Lowry shoots 41.1 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from outside the arch. While Mitchell shoots 43.2 percent from the field a 36.2 from behind the arch Both Allstars are looking to take their games to the next level coming into next year.
In conclusion, I believe team USA can have success in this tournament. This team has the inside and outside game that can combat all of the other teams in this tournament. The guard play that team USA brings will be vital to their success. I think they have a lot of the talent to win this tournament.