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Durant And Westbrook On Initial 2014-16 Team USA Roster

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Thunder players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were selected to the 2014-2016 USA Men's National Team pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team and if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected, it was announced earlier today by USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo.

Both Durant and Westbrook were members of the 2012 gold medal winning United States Olympic team which went a perfect 8-0 during Olympic competition in London, England. The Thunder duo also helped lead the U.S. Men's World Championship team to a gold medal during the 2010 FIBA World Championships played in Istanbul, Turkey.

Including his 30-point effort against Spain in the gold medal game, Kevin Durant led all U.S. scorers in the 2012 Olympics after averaging 19.5 points per game. Durant set a USA Basketball record by scoring a total of 156 points during Olympic competition at the 2012 games. Durant's involvement in USA Basketball began in 2006 when he was named a member of the U.S. team at the Nike Hoop Summit.

During the 2012 Olympics, Russell Westbrook saw action in all eight games for the United States and averaged 8.5 points to go along with 1.6 assists in 13.5 minutes per game. Westbrook has been actively involved with USA Basketball dating back to 2008 when he was first named to the USA Basketball Select team.

Joining Durant and Westbrook as returning gold medalists are: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Tyson Chandler, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Andre Igoudala, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin.

A total of 28 players were named to the 2014-2016 USA Men's National Team pool. The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be held Aug. 30 - Sept. 14 in Spain.

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