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Leonard out, Smart in for Team USA minicamp

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Leonard out, Smart in for Team USA minicamp

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Kawhi Leonard has begged off the minicamp conducted for Team USA. These players in the minicamp would be considered for the senior men’s team to represent the United States.

Three new players were chosen to be included. One of them is Marcus Smart, one of the leaders of the US U19 team that handily won the gold medal. Smart is considered as a top pick in next year’s NBA Draft.

per ESPN

 

 Kawhi Leonard has pulled out of USA Basketball’s minicamp and three players were added to the roster.

The Pacers’ George Hill, the Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Oklahoma State guardMarcus Smart will train with the Americans next week in Las Vegas. The roster of young players now totals 29.

Smart helped lead the U.S. Under-19 team to the world championship earlier this summer.

USA Basketball said Tuesday that Leonard, who helped the San Antonio Spurs reach the NBA Finals, is rehabbing after a long season.

The Americans will practice for three days before holding an intrasquad exhibition game on July 25.

 

 

 

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