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Kawhi Leonard to skip USA Basketball mini-camp; George Hill, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added to the roster

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 11: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after making a three-pointer in the third quarter while taking on the Miami Heat during Game Three of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 11, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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USA Basketball will hold a four-day mini-camp in Las Vegas following the conclusion of Summer League beginning on July 22, and while the roster was originally set to include Kawhi Leonard, that will no longer be the case.

Leonard will miss the mini-camp “while rehabbing from a long season,” USA Basketball announced on Tuesday via official release. He started all 21 playoff games for the Spurs and played 36.9 minutes per contest in the postseason, so considering that the Finals wrapped up less than a month ago, sitting this event out to get some rest makes perfect sense.

The organization also announced that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and George Hill would be added to the roster, along with Marcus Smart from Oklahoma State University.

Hill was an important part of the Pacers’ playoff run this past season, while MKG and Smart come in with prior USA Basketball experience. Kidd-Gilchrist was a member of the 2011 USA Junior Select Team that won the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit, and was a part of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that finished 8-0 and captured the gold medal.

The mini-camp roster now stands at 29 players, and is reprinted below in its entirety.

2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Mini-Camp Roster


Ryan Anderson F 6-10 240 05/06/88 New Orleans Pelicans / California

Harrison Barnes F 6-8 210 05/30/92 Golden State Warriors / North Carolina

Bradley Beal G 6-5 207 06/28/93 Washington Wizards / Florida

Mike Conley G 6-1 185 10/11/87 Memphis Grizzlies / Ohio State

DeMarcus Cousins C 6-11 270 08/13/90 Sacramento Kings / Kentucky

Anthony Davis F/C 6-10 220 03/11/93 New Orleans Pelicans / Kentucky

DeMar DeRozan G 6-7 216 08/07/89 Toronto Raptors / USC

Andre Drummond C 6-10 270 09/10/93 Detroit Pistons / Connecticut

Kenneth Faried F 6-8 228 11/19/89 Denver Nuggets / Morehead State

Derrick Favors F/C 6-10 248 07/15/91 Utah Jazz / Georgia Tech

Paul George F/G 6-8 221 05/02/90 Indiana Pacers / Fresno State

Taj Gibson F 6-9 225 06/24/85 Chicago Bulls / USC

Gordon Hayward F 6-8 210 03/23/90 Utah Jazz / Butler

George Hill G 6-2 190 05/04/86 Indiana Pacers / IUPUI

Jrue Holiday G 6-4 205 06/12/90 New Orleans Pelicans / UCLA

Kyrie Irving G 6-3 191 03/23/92 Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke

DeAndre Jordan C 6-11 265 07/21/88 Los Angeles Clippers / Texas A&M

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F 6-7 232 09/26/93 Charlotte Bobcats / Kentucky

Ty Lawson G 5-11 195 11/03/87 Denver Nuggets / North Carolina

Damian Lillard G 6-3 195 07/15/90 Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State

Greg Monroe C 6-11 250 06/04/90 Detroit Pistons / Georgetown

Chandler Parsons F 6-9 227 10/25/88 Houston Rockets / Florida

Larry Sanders C 6-11 235 11/21/88 Milwaukee Bucks / VCU

Marcus Smart G 6-4 200 03/06/94 Oklahoma State University (2016)

Klay Thompson G 6-7 205 02/08/90 Golden State Warriors / Washington State

Dion Waiters G 6-4 215 12/10/91 Cleveland Cavaliers / Syracuse

Kemba Walker G 6-1 184 05/08/90 Charlotte Bobcats / Connecticut

John Wall G 6-4 195 09/06/90 Washington Wizards / Kentucky

Tyler Zeller F/C 7-0 250 01/17/90 Cleveland Cavaliers / North Carolina

Managing Director: Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University

Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University

Assistant Coach: Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls

Assistant Coach: Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans

Athletic Trainer: Gregg Farnam, Minnesota Timberwolves

Athletic Trainer: Joe Sharpe, Oklahoma City Thunder

Athletic Trainer: Jon Ishop, New Orleans Pelicans