Denver Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups is in Las Vegas this week as part of Team USA Basketball's summer training camp. With vital players from the 2008 Gold Medal team such as Chris Paul and Lebron James unavailable, Billups joins a group of new faces in camp preparing for next month's world championship tournament in Turkey.
With blossoming stars such as Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, and Rajon Rondo also in Vegas this week, Billups is one of the few veterans under consideration for the squad. After a week of drills and intrasquad scrimmages, they will face off against a group of college seniors at the end of the week before the roster gets pared down. A team of 12 will be chosen to represent the United States in Turkey for the FIBA World Championships from Aug. 28 through Sept. 12.â†µ