The Sacramento Kings have been represented well during Team USA’s training camp in prep for the upcoming FIBA World Cup.
The purple and white had three players in Marvin Bagley III, Harrison Barnes, and De’Aaron Fox that all had good chances to make the team’s 12-man roster and compete in China.
But not too long ago, it was reported that Bagley withdrew his name from the USA’s current 15-man squad. According to Marc Stein, NBA Insider, the reason behind Marvin’s action was due to him primarily focusing on the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season with the Kings.
Bagley III had played his way into contention for a frontcourt spot on the final 12-man roster that Team USA will field for the @FIBAWC in China but elected to step aside before the team reconvenes Tuesday in Los Angeles to keep the focus on next season with the Kings
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 11, 2019
There could be other reasons why Bagley withdrew from Team USA’s roster.