New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday that he won’t accept the invitation to join the depleted USA Basketball roster for the FIBA World Cup in September.
Redick, who spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia, said Thursday he was eager to be a part of USA Basketball’s training camp, tour and World Cup in China, but he said he was weighing his family’s offseason transition to a new city in his decision concerning the six-week offseason commitment.
The Team USA training camp starts Aug. 5 in Las Vegas.
USA Basketball has lost multiple top players for the FIBA World Cup, including several guards — James Harden, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Eric Gordon. Kyle Lowry wants to play but is rehabilitating after surgery on his left thumb.
League sources told Wojnarowski that Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has accepted an invitation to the training camp.