Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge will be participating in Team USA’s training camp this summer with the hopes of making the World Cup team, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge and Detroit's Andre Drummond will participate in the Team USA training camp in August, league sources tell ESPN. Team USA is putting together a roster for the FIBA World Cup in China in September.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 5, 2019
Camp will take place August 5-8 as head coach Gregg Popovich will be seeking to put a team together for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, which runs from August 31 through September 15. Other players expected to participate (so far) include Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Kevin Love, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma, and Andre Drummond. There are 18 total spots available at camp.
Aldridge has never actually played for the U.S. national team before. He was a member of the 2008 Select Team that trained and scrimmaged with the U.S. Olympic team, and he was a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team but did not make the cut.