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LAS VEGAS – Two of the NBA-high four Warriors invited to participate at the Team USA training camp will be on the sideline when invitees convene here next week.
The Warriors announced Sunday that power forward David Lee will drop out of the competition for a roster spot as he heals from what the team is calling "very minor surgery" to address a core muscle (pelvic area) injury.
Lee will join teammate Andre Iguodala (recovering from injection to ameliorate knee tendinitis), who dropped out last week, in stepping away from the process by which the team is selected to compete in FIBA World Cup action in August.
The Warriors indicate that Lee, 31, will be fully recovered within the next three weeks but have decided it's best that he refrain from strenuous activity in the meantime.
The absence of Lee and Iguodala leaves guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to represent the Warriors at Team USA camp and possibly as members of the team.