Kevin Love may try-out for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup
Cleveland Cavaliers’ star Kevin Love remains undecided whether to attend the Team USA summer camp for the try-outs of the FIBA World Cup 2019.
Chris Fedor of cleveland.com said that Love wants to regroup after the disappointing season, using the time to reflect and see how his body feels after a season-aggravating injury.
“I’m considering it,” Love said. “I’m on the list so I don’t know what will happen there.”
Still, Paul John Rivera of CavsNation stated that Love would like to remain active this summer, especially after playing only 25 games this NBA season. Reigning champions Team USA will surely defend their prestigious World Cup title in China, and Love is one of the best candidates for the final roster spot, since several NBA superstars like LeBron James has backed out for the FIBA World Cup.
The 5-time NBA All-Star has already won two gold medals, one for the 2010 FIBA World Championships and the other one for the 2012 Olympics. He only averaged 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per game this season for the Cavs, but his rebounding and shooting skills will be vital for Team USA, and Love would surely want to complete the triple crown glory.
Team USA will go up against Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in the Group E Bracket. Led by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the Americans are surely the crowd’s favorites to win once again. The tournament begins on August and ends on September, just in time for the start of the NBA training camps. (Janiel Abby Toralba)