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2019 FIBA World Cup: Startled by the outstanding quality of the USA team

2019 FIBA World Cup: Startled by the outstanding quality of the USA team

With both Anthony Davis and James Harden both withdrawing at the last minute, the US Team summons list before leaving for China is being evaluated as "weakest" in recent years.

Even before preliminary information about the focus to prepare for the 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup, there were many top NBA stars who voluntarily withdrew for various reasons such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson or Draymond Green...

The aforementioned stars are traumatized, who are not so keen on this tournament when there are too many international titles, who want to focus on the new season in the NBA. With the absence of such names, Anthony Davis is James Harden, the two biggest names expected to appear in China in early September.

However, both Davis and Harden have in turn announced their withdrawal from the USA squad in recent days and both Eric Gordon, CJ McCollum, Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris and Zion Williamson have also made a similar decision.

For fans of orange balls, this will disappoint them somewhat when the most elite players are unable to attend the biggest basketball festival in the world. But for the American team personally, they don't feel troublesome in terms of professionalism because with the rest of the team, they are still strong enough to be in the upper group compared to the rest of the tournament.

Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker and the NBA champions, Kyle Lowry are all among the top NBA defenders. Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes, P.J. Tucker, Kevin Love, Andre Drummond, Myles Turner, Paul Millsap, Brook Lopez are all good players who have confirmed their name next to the young stars of the NBA Draft 2018 such as Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma and Donovan Mitchell.

The biggest obstacle that the USA team faces will include Spain with Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio and the stellar team of players from Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​or Greece with "Asian god" Giannis Antetokounmpo in the squad. However, with the coaching team that has the face of blood including Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr ... then maybe the USA team will partly solve the opponent with a squad absent of the main stars.

With the presence of head coach Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr as an assistant, the US bench will be worth watching.

FIBA 2019 World Cup will take place from August 31th to September 15th in China. The USA bastketball team will be in the same group as Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan.