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Reports: Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller invited to Team USA minicamp

Jun 5, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

Kyrie Irving, Alonzo Gee, Tyler Zeller, Dion Waiters

USA Basketball will hold a minicamp in July for promising players who haven’t participated in or have had limited exposure to the national program. USA Basketball hasn’t announced a pull list of invitees, but the names are beginning to trickle out.

Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer:

All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and Cavaliers teammates Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller have been invited to take part in the USA men’s national team mini-camp in Las Vegas from July 22-25, sources said.Tristan Thompson will take part in the Canadian equivalent.

Obviously, this minicamp will cast a wide net. Paul George and Kyrie Irving are much more likely to eventually make an Olympic team than Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller.

This experience alone, though, is a positive for these players, a chance to work with other high-level players and coaches. The Cavaliers should be thrilled four of their players will have this opportunity (unless they use it as a chance to bond with players on other teams and then bolt in free agency to join their new friends in more attractive cities).

  1. turkdaddy429 - Jun 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    nice article, except the end you hack.

    • 00maltliquor - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:57 AM

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  2. slowclyde86 - Jun 5, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Even as a Cavs fan, that last line was funny. Well done.

  3. ccshocktalk - Jun 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Dan Gilbert might be a bit nervous about this…great exposure to what other teams can offer those players.

  4. sguy2130 - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    So… basically what you are saying is, Tyler Zeller making the Olympic team is about as likely as Dan Feldman winning the Pulitzer prize, as in 0% chance.

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