Kyle Lowry committed his future to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday after agreeing terms on a contract extension, the NBA champions announced in a statement.
Basketball's World Cup launches on Saturday in China with two-time defending champions the United States missing their biggest stars and looking uncharacteristically vulnerable after surrendering their long winning streak.
So many NBA headliners from the United States are skipping the Basketball World Cup in China that they would assemble a formidable all-star squad of their own.
Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points to lead the United States to a 90-81 victory over Spain Friday in a basketball World Cup warm-up for both teams.
Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from consideration for the US Basketball World Cup team due to a thumb injury.
The United States, preparing their bid for a third straight Basketball World Cup title, wrapped up a week of training camp with an intra-squad exhibition in Las Vegas on Friday.
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss the United States' national team's intersquad scrimmage Friday with injuries, USA Basketball said Thursday.
A giant parade to celebrate the Toronto Raptors winning their first NBA title was marred Monday by a shooting behind the downtown stage at Nathan Phillips Square -- which left two people badly injured and sent revelers fleeing in panic.