Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is one of the 20 players invited to participate in the upcoming training camp for USA Basketball in August, in advance of the FIBA World Cup to be played in China.
Barnes, who was acquired be Sacramento in a trade with Dallas back in February, is one of 14 players to return from the previous pool of players in the mix for the final Team USA roster.
The 27-year-old was part of the U.S. Olympic Men's National Team that went undefeated en route to winning a gold medal. He played in four games, averaging 4.3 points (.426 FG%, .333 3pt%) and 1.3 rebounds per contest.
USA Basketball training camp will take place Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas before the roster of 20 is trimmed to 12 for the World Cup, which begins on Aug. 31.
Joining Barnes as returning players are Bradley Beal (Washington), Anthony Davis (New Orleans), Andre Drummond (Detroit), Eric Goldon (Houston), James Harden (Houston), Tobias Harris (Philadelphia), Damian Lillard (Portland), Kevin Love (Cleveland), Kyle Lowry (Toronto), CJ McCollum (Portland), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee), Myles Turner (Indiana) and Kemba Walker (Charlotte).
Six new players to join the pool of players consist of Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers), Brook Lopez (Milwaukee), Paul Millsap (Denver), Donovan Mitchell (Utah), Jayson Tatum (Boston) and P.J. Tucker (Houston).
The Kings traded forwards Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Mavericks for Barnes on Feb. 6. He would appear in 28 games with Sacramento, all as a starter, averaging 14.3 points (.455 FG%, .408 3pt%), 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.6 steals per contest.
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