Kings' Marvin Bagley withdraws from Team USA
NBA Twitter and media reports
Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III has withdrawn from Team USA’s training camp to prepare for the upcoming NBA season, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Sunday.
Sacramento's Marvin Bagley III, who played well enough in training camp last week to earn a promotion to the @usabasketball senior national team roster, has withdrawn from team activities to focus on the upcoming season, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 11, 2019
An official for USA Basketball confirmed the report to the Sacramento Bee.
Bagley, who averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds last seasons as a rookie, is the latest dropout in what has been a chaotic lead up to the FIBA World Cup for Team USA, winners of the past two competitions. Only five veterans remain from the 35-player pool that participated in Team USA’s mini camp in 2018.
The World Cup begins Aug. 31 in China and concludes on Sept. 15, just five weeks before the start of the NBA regular season.