Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried named to USA Basketball national team roster pool

DENVER - Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is one of 28 players selected by USA Basketball for the national team pool.

USA Basketball will use that pool to choose from for the World Cup of Basketball this summer in Spain and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Carmelo Anthony was also chosen, giving him and James a chance to play in a fourth Olympics and win a third gold medal.

Eleven members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team were included on the list -- LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, Anthony Davis, Tyson Chandler and Andre Iguodala.

Only Kobe Bryant, who has said he is finished with international competition, wasn't selected.

The other players picked were: Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, David Lee, Bradley Beal, Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond, Klay Thompson and Gordon Hayward.

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