Julius Randle Out Of World Cup; Torrey Craig Joining Select Team

Team USA lost another star today as Julius Randle announced that he won’t be competing for a spot on the FIBA World Cup squad, tweets Brian Windhorst of ESPN. He cited an unspecified family issue for the decision.

Randle, who signed with the Knicks last month, was a late addition to camp, receiving an invitation 11 days ago along with the CelticsJaylen Brown after several high-profile players declined the opportunity. With competition for 12 roster spots to begin Monday, it’s not clear if there’s time to find a replacement for Randle.

A move was also made to the Select Team that will scrimmage against those players in Las Vegas. Torrey Craig of the Nuggets was chosen to replace Landry Shamet of the Clippers, who announced yesterday that he won’t be participating.

Players will report to camp tomorrow and the battle for roster spots will run through Thursday. The World Cup will take place from August 31 to September 15 in China.

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7 thoughts on “Julius Randle Out Of World Cup; Torrey Craig Joining Select Team

  1. hiflew

    Torrey Craig is replacing Landry Shamet. Did anyone ever expect to read that sentence regarding a US National Team?

  2. upandcomerballplayer1087

    Man they might even need to call Dwayne wade and Vince carter to be starters!!! What ever happened to the DREAM TEAM!!!

    I miss it when stars actually wanted to participate in exhibition stuff. Whatever happened to people like Michael Jordan participating in the dunk contest or the Barry bonds of the mlb to participate in the home run derby!!!!

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