Duncan played for the U.S. teams at the FIBA Americas qualifying tournaments in 1999 and 2003. Colangelo, who has said the team will include role players and not be simply a collection of superstars, plans to announce the first batch of camp invitees by the NBA All-Star break in mid-February. Mavericks’ Daniels out: Dallas Mavericks guard Marquis Daniels will miss at least two weeks because of a strained neck that has been slow to heal. Daniels was hurt Dec. 15 on a flagrant foul by Phoenix center Kurt Thomas. He missed the next two games, played one, then missed three more. He came back for four games, then re-aggravated the injury Thursday and hasn’t played since. “We just want to give it time to settle down,” Dallas coach Avery Johnson said before a game Saturday night against Minnesota. “That hit he took from Kurt Thomas was pretty, pretty hard. He tried to come back, but is still pretty sore.” Daniels is averaging 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 34.4 minutes over 27 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Houston Rockets forward Juwan Howard was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Saturday for shoving the basketball into the face of Toronto guard Mike James. James drove toward the basket and was fouled by Howard during the second quarter of Toronto’s 112-92 victory Friday night. The players exchanged words before Howard approached James and shoved the ball into his face. James was restrained by his teammates. Both received a technical, and Howard was ejected. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Jerry Colangelo, managing director of USA Basketball, said that Duncan’s agent, Lon Babby, had called with the news earlier this week. Because of the call, Colangelo did not meet with Duncan when the San Antonio Spurs came to town this weekend. Colangelo, chosen to form a team to bring the U.S. back to world prominence in the sport, is requiring players to make a three-year commitment. The commitment includes a training camp in July, probably to be held in Las Vegas, as well as exhibition games in China and South Korea leading up to the worlds in Japan in August. There will be another training camp next year, followed by another and more exhibition games prior to the 2008 Games in Beijing. Colangelo said has met with 15 to 18 players, and Duncan was the first to say he would not take part. Some, including Shaquille O’Neal, have said they were still considering it, while others, including Allen Iverson, have said they were willing to make the commitment. Duncan was part of the U.S. team that won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. He was selected for the U.S. team at the 2000 Olympics but had to withdraw with a knee injury. Howard will serve his suspension Sunday night when the Rockets host the Denver Nuggets. No Olympics for Duncan: San Antonio center Tim Duncan has officially notified USA Basketball that he will not be a part of the U.S. team that will compete at this year’s world championships and the 2008 Olympics.