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Damian Lillard Withdraws From Team USA Training Camp

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Lillard joins a growing group of players to withdraw from the training camp and FIBA World Cup.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has withdrawn from the Team USA training camp, forgoing a chance to represent the U.S. in the FIBA World Cup this summer. Backcourt mate CJ McCollum withdrew from the camp on July 20.

Lillard and McCollum are among the bigger names that have passed on Team USA after being part of the initial player pool. Zion Williamson, Bradley Beal and Tobias Harris have all pulled out from the pool in recent days as well.

The Team USA training camp is Aug. 5-8 in Las Vegas, and the World Cup, held in China, is Aug. 31-Sept. 15.