The finalists are: Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III, Jaylen Brown, De’Aaron Fox, Joe Harris, Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Donovan Mitchell, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, P.J. Tucker, Myles Turner, Kemba Walker, and Derrick White.
As we relayed on Thursday, USA head coach Gregg Popovich plans to take 15 players to Australia later this month for an exhibition in lieu of immediately cutting down the roster to the tournament requirement of 12. FIBA regulations state that teams can only carry 12 players for the World Cup itself, though the remaining players can attend with the coaching staff and not suit up.
The current plan is for Team USA to reconvene in Los Angeles this coming week and begin to finalize the roster before the team leaves for China.