Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers will not play for Team USA at the upcoming FIBA World Championship after finding that his left ankle injury would prevent him from attending, USA Basketball announced on Saturday.
With the loss of Kuzma The list of basketball players in the US is now complete with 12 players.
The official team list coached by Gregg Popovich will include Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets) and Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks), Khris Middleton (Bucks), Donovan Mitchell, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Myles Turner, Kemba Walker and Derrick White.
Due to ankle pain, Kuzma did not play in Saturday's defeat by Australia (98: 94). Team USA scored a winning streak in just 13 years with 78 international appearances.
He scored 12 points in Team USA On Thursday he won against Australia and beat three threes.
White recovers after a hard fall on Saturday, when he had to make four stitches over his left eye. However, the team received a boost from the return of Smart, who missed three weeks with a calf injury.
The FIBA World Championship starts on August 31 in Shanghai, China. Team USA will play against the Czech Republic next Saturday.
Team USA aims to achieve a FIBA World Cup three-goal win that has never been matched in the tournament's 69-year history.