Apparently it’s never too early to focus on a playoff push, even months before the season begins. 

Friday night, after Team USA’s confidence-boosting exhibition win against Spain, coach Gregg Popovich said the 14 players on the roster would all go to Australia for the next round of pre-World Cup tune-up games.

Only 13 players boarded the team play Saturday.

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The Sacramento Kings star has withdrawn from Team USA, a source confirmed to NBC Sports California’s James Ham.

Last season, the Kings took a step in the right direction when Fox, Barnes, Marvin Bagley and Buddy Hield led them to a 39-43 record and kept them in the playoff hunt for much of the year.

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