Denver Nuggets’ star point guard Chauncey Billups will be leading a young and talented USA World Championship team into the FIBA World Championship at the end of August.
Billups leadership skills has been second to none in Denver, guiding them to the Western Conference Finals in 2009 and leading this last year’s squad after head coach George Karl went out with his battle with cancer.
Billups, 33 years old, is the oldest member of the team and is joined by the Los Angeles Lakers versatile forward Lamar Odom as the team’s leaders. This will be his second time playing at the world championships, helping the 2007 team go 10-0 on its way winning the gold medal.
Billups and Odom will be joined by; Tyson Chandler (Dallas Mavericks); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers); Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers); Jeff Green (Oklahoma City Thunder); Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).