It’s not a surprise, but still a nice honor: Warriors guard Stephen Curry was selected Wednesday as one of 15 players to play for Team USA in the upcoming World Championships. Curry must survive one more round of cuts when the roster is trimmed to 12 players on Aug. 26. Pool play in the World Championships begins two days later. The team opens training camp on Aug. 9.
Here’s a look at the 15-player roster:
UPDATE: ESPN’s Chris Sheridan predicts Curry will make the final cut of 12 also. Read the article here. Here’s an excerpt:
Eric Gordon/Stephen Curry is another obvious bubble situation, with four of the five guard spots seemingly locked up by Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo (Note to Rondo skeptics: For all his faults, he rebounds better than any guard in the NBA — something that’ll obviously be needed in Turkey.) Krzyzewski has said he wants to take no more than five guards to Turkey (six if you include Durant, who is listed at that position but will play at the 3 and 4 spots for Team USA).
Sheridan has Curry in as the last guard with Gordon being cut.