Kuzma was initially ruled out of USA Basketball's 98-94 exhibition loss at Australia on Saturday with left ankle soreness. Kuzma told team officials Saturday morning that the ankle was sore, and it was decided to hold him out for precautionary reasons. Kuzma had 12 points in the Americans' 102-86 win over Australia on Thursday, going 4 of 5 from 3-point range.
But after the game, the team said it was determined that Kuzma's injury would keep him from playing. The final U.S. roster: Guards — Joe Harris (Brooklyn), Donovan Mitchell (Utah), Marcus Smart (Boston), Kemba Walker (Boston) and Derrick White (San Antonio).
Forwards — Harrison Barnes (Sacramento), Jaylen Brown (Boston), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee), Jayson Tatum (Boston). Centers — Brook Lopez (Milwaukee), Mason Plumlee (Denver), Myles Turner (Indiana).
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