Cavs’ Kevin Love thinking about trying out for USA FIBA World Cup team
Team USA will defend their crown in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China in August. Love is one of the candidates for a final roster spot, and the Cavs star would like to take the chance of representing the country, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.
Kevin Love said he may attend Team USA camp this summer to try out for the FIBA World Cup team
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) April 9, 2019
The defending world champions were drawn into Group E, where they will go up against Turkey, Czech Republic, and Japan in Shanghai. The USA will be the overwhelming favorites to win the title this year, but it remains to be seen who will be available to play for the team which will be handled by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
Kevin Love could be a vital part of the team, especially if other top-tier superstars decide to skip the world event in China. The oft-injured forward needs to get into better shape for next season after only playing less than 25 games for Cleveland this campaign due to injuries.
In the games he has played so far, Love averaged 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
Former Cavs superstar was also included in the USA Basketball pool, but the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player has already announced that he will not play this summer. According to ESPN, James “never intended” to play in the World Cup especially after a disappointing 2018-19 NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers.