FIBA World Cup: Kings stars standout during Team USA camp in Las Vegas
Bagley gets a taste of Team USA
Marvin Bagley was all smiles on Day 1 of Team USA camp. This is the first opportunity for Bagley with the national program since his freshman year of high school.
Bagley soaks it all in
Marvin Bagley takes in the action on Day 2 of Team USA camp. The 20-year-old big saw plenty of court time during scrimmages, playing primarily at the center position for the Select Team.
The veteran presence
Harrison Barnes is considered one of the “old heads” of the camp. The veteran forward has been a part of the national program since 2010 and has a gold medal from the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.
A seasoned veteran, Barnes was laser-focused throughout the camp. He knows his role and plans on playing with Team USA as long as they’ll have him.
A chat with the former Team USA coach
After years at the helm of the national program, legendary Duke University head coach Mike Krzyzewski handed over the reigns to Gregg Popovich this summer. He made a stop by camp on Wednesday to check in and chat with Jerry Colangelo.
Team USA brass talk business
In his first year as the head coach of Team USA, Gregg popovich has a huge challenge in front of him. With most of the stars sitting out of the World Cup, he and Jerry Colangelo have to focus on a new crop of players if they hope to continue their international dominance.
The rising star
It didn’t take long for De’Aaron Fox to get comfortable with Team USA. A late add to the roster, the 21-year-old point guard is soaking it all in and looks like a lock for the traveling roster.
Listening and learning
Fox is the talk of camp. Brought on for depth, Sacramento’s young star point guard has impressed with his speed and shooting ability.
Future All-NBA Defense first-team?
Fox drew the difficult task of defending Trae Young when the two stepped on the court. Known as one of the better up-and-coming two-way players in the game, Fox made life difficult for the Hawks second-year phenom.
Takes a licking and keeps on ticking
Aggressive on every possession, Fox looked fearless taking the ball to the rim against Atlanta’s John Collins.
Kerr gets to work with his mentor
After leading the Golden State Warriors to multiple championships over the last five years, coach Steve Kerr is taking an assistant role under Gregg Popovich. Kerr looks at his former head coach as a mentor both on and off the court.
Never afraid to make his opinion known, Steve Kerr spoke on basketball, mass shootings and social issues during his media session on Tuesday. Like his mentor, Gregg Popovich, Kerr uses his platform to speak out on a variety of topics.