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Dwight Howard Returning To USA Basketball

It’s been six years since Dwight Howard represented the USA at the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and helped win a gold medal, since then Howard has been away from USA Basketball. Thursday morning USA Basketball will announce a pool of 28 players that will be available for training camp and the World Cup of Basketball in Spain this summer, Howard is going to be on that list which means he will likely be on Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

This is a great opportunity for Howard to heal his reputation, in the past Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have benefited and arguably saved their images by playing for USA and winning the gold . Howard will join his Rockets teammate James Harden in the Team USA training camp.

As per Yahoo! Sports: 

After six years away, Houston Rockets star Dwight Howardwill return to USA Basketball with an intent to play in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Howard’s return to the Team USA pool of players for the World Cup in Spain this summer could clear the way for the seven-time All-Star center to be part of the national team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

USA Basketball is expected to soon announce a pool of players, including Howard, who will be available for USA Basketball training camp and the World Cup this summer. Howard could be part of an American frontcourt rotation that will likely include Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge.

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