Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson make cut to 16 on U.S. roster 

Three players with Bay Area ties made the final 16 for the U.S. men’s basketball team that will play in the FIBA World Cup this month.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Warriors and former Oakland High School star Damian Lilliard of the Portland Trail Blazers join headliners Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Harden of the Houston Rockets on the roster announced Tuesday by USA Basketball. Mike Krzyzewski of Duke is the coach.

Also on the team are Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks), Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks) and Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets). Plumlee, who had been on the select team roster, was named to the national team roster after his performance in the Las Vegas training camp against the national team and following the devastating injury to Paul George of the Indiana Pacers.

The 16 players will resume preparations for the World Cup on Aug. 14 in Chicago. The 24-team World Cup is Aug. 30 to Sept. 14 in Spain. The U.S. opens Aug. 30 against Finland.

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