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Kevin Durant withdraws from Team USA, Chandler Parsons likely to make squad

The de facto leader for the American squad leaves the squad with massive shoes to fill.

Ethan Miller

Citing "physical and mental fatigue," Kevin Durant will withdraw from Team USA weeks before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.

So yeah, you can go ahead and ignore my Team USA predictions from an hour ago. Although nothing else is official, Chandler Parsons is all but a lock to make the roster. Like Durant, he can play stretch four, something Coach K has relied on throughout the years.

Exhibition games in the States will be played on Aug. 16, 20 and 22 before the team heads to Spain on Aug. 23.