Sources: Leonard, Blair make USA Select squad
The squad for the USA Select team which will help prepare the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team for this summer's Olympics has been finalized, according to a source with knowledge of the roster.
San Antonio Spurs rookie forward Kawhi Leonard and center DeJuan Blair are among those players who have been chosen for the U.S. Select squad.
The U.S. Select Team will practice against the U.S. Olympic team that will compete in London later this summer. The training camp will take place in July in Las Vegas.
Other players who have been chosen to the roster include Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls, Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic and Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz.
This will be great opportunity for both Leonard and Blair to improve their individual games, and to gain some valuable experience over the summer as they practice against the Olympic team.
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