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Report: Dwight Howard is returning to USA Basketball

By Royce Young | NBA writer

Dwight Howard is struggling in the post this year. (USATSI)
Dwight Howard will play for the U.S. this summer. (USATSI)
USA Basketball could be getting quite this boost to its player pool this summer.

According to Yahoo Sports, Dwight Howard intends to return to U.S. national basketball team this summer with a plan to play in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball. It's been six years since Howard played with the national team.

But Howard's not the only big name. According to News 10 in Sacramento, DeMarcus Cousins has also committed to playing for USA Basketball this summer.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo is holding a press conference Thursday morning where he's expected to announce the new player pool.

The U.S. already has two big committments for the Cup in Spain: Kevin Durant and Kevin Love. But players like Paul George, LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis are expected to be part of the 28 players in the player pool to be picked from.

LeBron James, though? He probably won't be participating, nor in the 2016 Olympics either. Still, pretty good looking team the U.S. is putting together.

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