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Paul George will take part in the USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas on Friday night.

Ethan Miller

The USA Basektball Showcase on Friday night will end training camp in Las Vegas for the USA Men's National Team. The game will air on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.

Before the team begins play in Spain on Aug. 30, Mike Krzyzewski must cut the current 20 players at camp down to a 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup.

Pacers forward Paul George figures to be on that final roster with many projecting him as a starter on the team. Here are the rosters along with a look at which players are a lock for the roster, via NBA.com's John Schuhmann.

That leaves half of the roster spots still up for grabs which should make for a competitive and entertaining showcase game. The team has a couple of exhibition games before leaving for Spain and won't need to finalize the roster until Aug. 23. But there will definitely be some cuts following the showcase game in Vegas.

Share your thoughts on the game or any other summer NBA topics. Also, here are a few links, including Schuhmann going into greater detail on the roster situation:

USA Basketball Showcase big for roster hopefuls " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith

Paul George Becoming a Major Factor For The Mens National Team

Slick's Journey From Terre Haute to the Hall of Fame (Part 1) | Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers star Paul George says he is ready to live up to the pressure - ESPN

There are no good reasons to take Mason Plumlee over DeMarcus Cousins on Team USA - SBNation.com

Losing Lance Stephenson: Why It Might Work for Pacers

Struggling to Reinvent the NBA Draft Lottery "

Jerry Reinsdorf responds to report of discord between Derrick Rose, Bulls - SBNation.com

Digging Into SportVU's Team Passing Data - StatsInsights