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Clippers Big 3 Will Be at Team USA Mini Camp

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Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Deandre Jordan are among the 34 players that will be participating in the Team USA Mini Camp this August.

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Paul and Griffin were already scheduled to participate, but Jordan was added to the list today. This will be the second time Deandre Jordan has participated in a Team USA mini camp. Although it is a long shot that Jordan would make the 2016 Olympic team for his country, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin should be favorites to make the final squad.

If Paul makes the squad, and USA wins gold, Chris Paul, along with LeBron James and possibly Carmello Anthony, would be the first male USA basketball player to win 3 Olympic gold medals. Griffin, who has missed participating with Team USA a times due to injury, would be looking to make his first appearance with the team.

Participation with team USA is always a great experience, especially for the younger players such as Griffin and Jordan, but it does come with risks. Paul George, a budding star for the Indiana Pacers, broke his leg last summer in an exhibition scrimmage, that caused the game to end early. George missed most of last season due to the injury, and even though he returned in time for the playoffs, was visibly not at full strength.

The Team USA mini camp is scheduled for August 11-13 in Las Vegas.

Here is a list of all the participants:

LaMarcus Aldridge

Carmello Anthony

Harrison Barnes

Bradley Beal

Jimmy Buttler

Michael Carter-Williams

Mike Conley

DeMarcus Cousins

Stephen Curry

Anthony Davis

DeMar DeRozen

Andre Drummond

Kevin Durant

Kenneth Faried

Rudy Gay

Draymond Green

Blake Griffin

James Harden

Tobias Harris

Gordon Hayward

Dwight Howard

Kyrie Irving

LeBron James

DeAndre Jordan

Kawhi Leonard

Kevin Love

Victor Oladipo

Chandler Parsons

Chris Paul

Mason Plumlee

Klay Thompson

John Wall

Russell Westbrook