Are you ready for the Coach K & Boogie era?

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo insists that he is.

Asked if Kevin Love's sudden withdrawal Saturday, so soon after Blake Griffin’s pullout, gives DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond real hope of making the 12-man roster of players bound for the inaugural FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Colangelo told “Absolutely.”

Love, Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard have all made themselves unavailable for national-team duty this summer after initially signing up. The trusted trio of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, meanwhile, was never available this summer.

So that leaves Colangelo and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski with a limited selection of big men for the training camp which opens Monday in Las Vegas: Kenneth Faried, Drummond and the mercurial Cousins alongside roster shoo-ins Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis.

Colangelo is not ruling out the idea that someone from the 13-man Select squad of younger players invited to Vegas to scrimmage with the 18 contenders for the senior squad -- namely Mason Plumlee or Miles Plumlee or perhaps even Doug McDermott -- could play their way into the chosen dozen that will board USAB’s plane to Spain on Aug. 23. Yet it’s clear, for now, that Colangelo is going to give Cousins, Drummond and Faried every chance to step into the void created by the recent rash of withdrawals.

“That’s the best bet,” Colangelo said.

It’s also a safe assumption that lanky shooters such as Chandler Parsons, Gordon Hayward and Kyle Korver are likely to get increased consideration to join another lock for the 12-man roster who possesses the ability to play power forward internationally: Paul George.

“We have a bunch of young guys we can look at while we're there,” Colangelo said. “I think this just opens up an opportunity for Cousins, Drummond and Faried. We also have players who can play two or three positions. So we can throw a lot of different combinations and lineups out there.”

Translation: Colangelo isn’t rushing to put out an emergency call to Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap or Derrick Favors to give them an 11th-hour opportunity to try to make the team. Nor is he betraying any concern about keeping Cousins plugged in after a shaky start to their relationship in 2012. The players who are already in Team USA’s player pool, most notably Cousins and the equally unproven Drummond, are going to get first crack.