Bulls news: Thaddeus Young invited to USA Basketball's training camp roster for FIBA World Cup
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Bulls’ Thaddeus Young invited to USA Basketball’s training camp roster for FIBA World Cup

Thaddeus Young, Bulls

Chicago Bulls small forward Thaddeus Young has been invited to USA Basketball’s training camp roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium.

Anthony DavisJames Harden, Bradley Beal, CJ McCollum, Eric Gordon, Tobias Harris and Zion Williamson have withdrawn from Team USA participation this summer.

Team USA will bring 12 players to the FIBA tournament. The training camp will take place from August 5-9 and will be used to select the 12-man roster for this year’s World Cup in China.

Thaddeus Young signed a three-year, $41 million contract with the Bulls after spending the previous three seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2018-19 with the Pacers while shooting 52.7 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Young is likely going to come off the bench for the Bulls, who will probably start Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.

Young, like any NBA player, wants to start, but he’ll be ready to play any role Chicago head coach Jim Boylen has for him.

The Team USA training camp roster features Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Kyle Kuzma, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Paul Millsap, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Myles Turner, P.J. Tucker and Kemba Walker. Marcus Smart has accepted an invitation to the training camp as well.