Let's Talk About The World Cup That We Actually Have A Chance At Winning

  • Jake O'Donnell

From August 30 – September 14 you’ll be able to watch American athletes absolutely crush their opponents…in a team sport. I know, sounds crazy, right?

Here’s the group draw for the 2014 FIBA World Cup (which, by the way, happens every four years, as well).

The two new personnel additions to the squad that will go to Spain for the international tournament, are recent Dallas Mavericks signing Chandler Parsons, and Raptors SG DeMar DeRozan. Here’s the official roster release from USAB.com.

[USAB.com]Added to the 2014-16 USA National Team roster and participating in the July-28-Aug. 1 USA National Team training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, are NBA standouts DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) and Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks).

Previously named USA National Team members who are confirmed to participate in the 2014 Las Vegas training camp include: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors).

A series of tune up games will be held stateside, before they head over for the tournament to face the dreaded basketball powerhouse of Finland on August 30th. If you want to see the NBA all-star game two months before the season even starts, we suggest grabbing tickets to one of the four games held in Las Vegas, Chicago, and New York on StubHub.