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REPORT: Anthony Davis Wants to Play in FIBA World Cup

(Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is now less than 3 months away, and the 12-man roster is beginning to take shape.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported yesterday that former Kentucky star Anthony Davis has given strong indications that he would like to be a part of the team.

Team USA will be coached by San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich with training camp beginning in early August.

James Harden, Donovan Mitchell, and Zion Williamson are also rumored to have interest in playing on the team.

If both Davis, and Williamson decide to play it will be quite the spectacle as they may both be members of the New Orleans Pelicans this season. There’s also a real chance that Davis is traded before we ever get the chance to see them play together.

The World Cup begins on August 31st, and concludes on September 15th.


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Article written by Eli Mitchell

University of Kentucky Class of 2020

3 Comments for REPORT: Anthony Davis Wants to Play in FIBA World Cup



  1. Danny McCoy
    5:22 pm June 2, 2019 Permalink

    “Marc Stein of the New York Times reported yesterday that former Kentucky star Anthony Davis has given strong indications that he would like to be apart of the team.” Wouldn’t AD saying he would like to be “apart” of the team mean he doesn’t want to be part of the team?



  2. Han
    12:33 am June 3, 2019 Permalink

    If the Pelicans have the right to veto, they may, particularly if he is still demanding a trade. Playing risks his trade value and gains them nothing.