The players invited to be on the practice squad are pretty much auditioning for the 2010 World Championship team and the 2012 Olympic team.
In Chris Sheridan's blog today he mentioned that Andre Iguodala, David Lee, Devin Harris, and Monta Ellis will join Jefferson on the practice squad.
Update: I spoke to Colangelo on the phone this morning after filing this blog entry, and he said Andre Iguodala of the Sixers, David Lee of the Knicks, Devin Harris of the Mavericks, Monta Ellis of the Warriors and Al Jefferson of the Celtics have accepted invitations to play for a USA Basketball practice squad that will scrimmage against the national team Aug. 13-21.
Brandon Roy of the Trail Blazers was expected to be included, too, but a scheduling conflict will keep him out. Colangelo wants to get five more commitments to the 10-man practice squad, which he wants to bring into the USA Basketball pipeline with a long-term eye toward the 2010 World Championship in Turkey and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Who do you guys think will make the final 5 spots?
Some possible candidates are: