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Team USA announces 34 players for minicamp

A total of 34 NBA players, including eight new additions, were announced to the 2014-16 USA National Basketball Team that will take part in a minicamp in Las Vegas Aug. 11-13.

No Hawks players were part of the group. Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver were part of the tryouts last year but neither made the final team that competed and won the FIBA World Cup Tournament. Korver, who made it to the final cut, is recovering from ankle and elbow surgery.

The new additions are Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors), Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), Michael Carter-Williams (Milwaukee Bucks), Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) and Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic).

USA National team members who will participate in the minicamp are LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs), Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks), Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Mason Plumlee (Portland Trail Blazers), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), John Wall (Washington Wizards) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).

The coaching staff features USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University) Serving as assistant coaches are Jim Boeheim (Syracuse University), Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder).

The minicamp will feature practices on Aug. 11-12, and the minicamp will conclude on Aug. 13 with the 2015 USA Basketball Showcase, a USA Blue versus USA White exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center on the Campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Team USA has already qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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