Can Naz Reid make USA Basketball World Cup roster?

Naz Reid, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Naz Reid, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

As the offseason rolls on, several members of the Minnesota Timberwolves will be partaking in international competition this summer. Anthony Edwards is set to compete with the United States men’s national team at the FIBA World Cup this August.

Rudy Gobert will also be partaking in the action after his decision to suit up once again for his home country of France. Recently, it was announced that another current Timberwolf will be joining his NBA teammates at the World Cup as well.

After signing his extension with Minnesota, Naz Reid will be joining the United States’ Select Team in Las Vegas during their training camp. Reid will have the chance to train and practice with the players on the USA roster as well as be mentored by Head Coach Steve Kerr.

Naz Reid will be joining the USA Basketball Select Team.

Naz Reid will join other young standouts like Jalen Green, Cade Cunningham and Chet Holmgren on the US Select Team. Earning this invite is a high honor, and the experience of working with some of the best in the business is one that Reid will get a lot out of.

Additionally, there is always the chance that Naz could find his way on to the US roster by the time the World Cup rolls around a month from now. The chances are slim, but he now has the opportunity to showcase his talent and show why he deserves to represent his country.

In the case of an injury or if Steve Kerr decided the team needed more depth in the frontcourt, Naz Reid could hypothetically be one of the first choices for an injury replacement player. As of today, he is one of just two players on the Select Team listed at center.

FIBA World Cup action will begin on August 25 and will be played in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. Team USA will be part of Group C, and will compete against Jordan, Greece and New Zealand.

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