Team USA at 2019 FIBA World Cup: Full Roster, Schedule Ahead of Tournament

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Which NBA players will fill out the roster for Team USA ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup?

That’s the big question as head coach Gregg Popovich looks to lead Team USA to a FIBA three-peat. Several NBA stars have already passed on the opportunity to play for this year’s squad, so the path to another gold medal could be difficult with strong challengers hoping to upset the red, white and blue.

With the international tournament fast approaching, here’s a breakdown of Team USA’s roster and its FIBA World Cup schedule.

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Team USA roster for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Player Position NBA Team
Harrison Barnes Forward Sacramento Kings
Jaylen Brown Forward Boston Celtics
De’Aaron Fox Guard Sacramento Kings
Joe Harris Guard Brooklyn Nets
Kyle Kuzma Forward Los Angeles Lakers
Brook Lopez Center Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton Guard/Forward Milwaukee Bucks
Donovan Mitchell Guard Utah Jazz
Mason Plumlee Center Denver Nuggets
Marcus Smart Guard Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum Forward Boston Celtics
PJ Tucker Forward Houston Rockets
Myles Turner Center Indiana Pacers
Kemba Walker Guard Boston Celtics
Derrick White Guard San Antonio Spurs

Players not participating: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), DeMarcus Cousins (Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers), Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Montrezl Harrell (Los Angeles Clippers), Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers), Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets), Julius Randle (New York Knicks), JJ Redick (New Orleans Pelicans), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets)

Team USA scrimmage schedule

Matchup Date Time
USA White vs. USA Blue Aug. 9 10 p.m. ET
USA vs. Spain Aug. 16 10 p.m. ET
USA vs. Australia Aug. 22 5:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. Australia Aug. 24 Midnight ET
USA vs. Canada Aug. 26 5:30 a.m. ET

Team USA schedule for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Matchup Date Time
USA vs. Czech Republic Sept. 1 8:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. Turkey Sept. 3 8:30 a.m. ET
USA vs. Japan Sept. 5 8:30 a.m. ET
Second round Sept. 6-9 TBD
Quarterfinals Sept. 10-11 TBD
Semifinals Sept. 13 TBD
Finals Sept. 15 TBD

Author: Jordan Greer

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