Durant makes U.S. roster
Kevin Durant and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer’s U.S. national team roster.
Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Chandler Parsons, who is leaving Houston for Dallas.
Players will report to training camp in Las Vegas this month, with the roster cut to 12 before the World Cup of Basketball in Spain.
The rest of the roster: Derrick Rose (Chicago), Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (Golden State), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Paul George (Indiana), Damian Lillard (Portland), Gordon Hayward (Utah), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento), Bradley Beal (Washington), Andre Drummond (Detroit), Kenneth Faried (Denver) and Kyle Korver (Atlanta).
Durant’s Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook withdrew from consideration to rest because of knee injuries.
Thunder: Jones has knee surgery
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder say forward Perry Jones has had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
The team said Monday in a news release announcing he had surgery that Jones is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks before resuming offseason activities. Other details were not revealed.
Jones appeared in 62 games during the past season and averaged 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.