);
FIBA Basketball World Cup

Kyle Lowry withdraws from Team USA for FIBA Basketball World Cup

#Kyle

Kyle Lowry won't play for Team USA at the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

He announced his decision on his Instagram page on Monday afternoon.

View this post on Instagram

Go USAB!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

A post shared by Kyle Lowry (@kyle_lowry7) on

"I was hoping (to) be cleared and ready for the tournament but I was not cleared for full basketball activities," Lowry said in the post.

"I was hoping to be available in time to help my country in their quest for gold this upcoming tournament. I love playing for USAB but I have to sit this one out and support the team from home."

Lowry joins the list of All-Stars to forgo the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

MORE: Major questions for Team USA entering World Cup

The 33-year-old helped the United States capture Gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

This past season he helped the Toronto Raptors win their first-ever NBA championship.

He averaged 14.2 points, 8.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 65 appearances for the Raptors in 2018-19.

More from NBA.com

dillon-brooks-nbae-gettyimages
Brooks commits to Canadian National Team
Gilbert McGregor
amile-arena-ftr.jpg
Fasts facts on Raptors temporary home arena
Scott Rafferty
harden-wall-nbae-gettyimages
Can Harden and Wall extend Houston's playoff streak?
Gilbert McGregor
#NBAOpeningWeek
Biggest storylines to watch from opening week
Benyam Kidane and Yash Matange
lebron-doncic-010420-ftr-getty.jpg
Which Christmas Day game are you looking forward to?
NBA.com Staff
baynes-112320-ftr-getty.jpg
What Baynes brings to the Raptors
Scott Rafferty
More News