Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap has been added to Team USA's training camp roster according to a report by ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
Just got word: Hawks' Paul Millsap has been invited to Team USA camp in Vegas. Surprise but sensible addition after frontcourt withdrawals— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 27, 2014
Millsap will join teammate Kyle Korver in Las Vegas when training camp begins next week. Korver was part of the original 19 players invited to participate in training camp. The need for an additional power forward came about after the withdrawals of Blake Griffin and Kevin Love. Love opted to pull out on Saturday due to his uncertain situation with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Millsap earned his first All-Star game appearance during his first season in Atlanta in 2014. He averaged a career-best 17.9 points in 74 games for the Hawks. He also added the three-point shot to his repertoire making a career-high 76 which could make him an intriguing option for international play.
"I'm very excited about being added to the USA Men's National Team roster," Millsap said. "I look forward to practicing with and competing against some of the NBA's best for the honor of representing our country in Spain."