Aug 1, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA Team Blue guard Stephen Curry (43) dribbles the ball into the lane against the defense of USA Team White guard Klay Thompson (21) during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson Make Team USA Roster

The Golden State Warriors will be well-represented at the FIBA World Cup in Spain in a few weeks, as both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have made the squad.

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski whittled down 16 players to 12, and the Warriors’ starting backcourt survived the cut.

Curry was considered a virtual lock — he is one of the premier guards in the league and his three-point shooting will be even more lethal in international play because the line is closer than in the NBA. He put on a show earlier today at Madison Square Garden in an exhibition game against Puerto Rico, draining threes and delivering perfect, no-look passes.

Thompson was more of a toss-up, but it appears Coach K liked him enough to pair with Curry and keep him on the team (and by the way, it’s hard to believe that Klay is “pissed” at the Warriors for putting him on the table in the Kevin Love trade talks. How a “source” can gauge someone’s emotions and a reporter can report that as fact makes it a bit dubious).

Thompson made the cut ahead of Damian Lillard, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver, and Chandler Parsons.

Mark Jackson, the Splash Brothers’ former coach, tweeted his reaction:

All in all, it’s good to see the Warriors getting some national attention in the middle of August.

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