Denver Nuggets: Lawson, Faried Selected to USA Basketball Mini-Camp Roster

Feb 23, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) passes on Denver Nuggets small forward Kenneth Faried (35) and point guard Ty Lawson (3) during the first half at Time Warner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

And you thought all we had was bad news?

Nuggets’ point guard Ty Lawson and forward Kenneth Faried were selected Wednesday morning to USA Basketball Men’s National Team’s mini-camp July 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Faried and Lawson are among the 27 players selected to visit the camp.

Lawson and Faried were instrumental in Denver’s franchise record 57 wins this season. Lawson, 25, emerged as one of the league’s brightest young point guards averaging career-bests 16.7 points and 6.7 assists. Faried, 23, has made a name for himself as a super-athletic, energy guy who thrives in the fast break and on the glass.

Other participants include:

  • Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)
  • Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
  • Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
  • Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
  • Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
  • Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz)
  • Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
  • Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls)
  • Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
  • Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons)
  • Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets)
  • Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
  • Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)
  • John Wall (Washington Wizards)
  • Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers)

The coaching staff is headed by Duke head coach Mike Krzyzeweski, who will be running the camp. His assistant coaches are Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.

The mini-camp will serve as a time for the coaching staff to the evaluate talent on display. The showcase will be used to determine who will be involved in the USA Men’s team’s future rosters and training camps.

You can find out more about USA Basketball at http://www.usabasketball.com/

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Topics: Denver Nuggets, Kenneth Faried, NBA Playoffs, Ty Lawson, Usa Basketball

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