Pure NBA crack! The United States is assembling an impressive basketball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The squad of fear! The United States basketball team will go with their best weapons to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, with a combination of youth and experience that shines year after year in the NBA.
Those now confirmed reported their decision to different media, and of the 12 necessary elements, Team USA already has 8. However, the great absence will be that of Steph Curry, who declined the invitation to the fair due to other commitments.
Who will represent the United States at Tokyo 2020?
Although it is one of the most important elements of the Brooklyn Nets, it is also important for the United States basketball team, and in Tokyo 2020, it will seek its third gold medal. The forward participated in London 2012 and Rio 2016, editions in which he climbed to the top of the podium.
Despite carrying a lot of postseason responsibilities for the Nets, Kevin Durant had a tough season in the NBA. Injuries reduced him, and he could only play 35 of the 72 games in the regular season, but he said goodbye as a hero against Milwaukee.
The news of his participation in Tokyo 2020 came through The Athletic reporter, Shams Charania. Considered one of the most reliable sources in the NBA, he announced that James Harden gave his yes to Team USA.
During the 2020/21 NBA season, he averaged 24.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 10.8 assists, and his player efficiency rating rose to 24.58. In total, he played 36 games, 35 as a starter, and averaged 36.6 minutes per game; however, his presence is not entirely certain, as he has to recover from a grade 2 sprain that prevented him from showing off in the postseason.
The controversial Golden State Warriors pivot also knows what it’s like to participate in the Olympics and win a medal. He was part of the gold team at Rio 2016, along with Durant himself and other figures such as Carmelo Anthony, Klay Thompson, and Jimmy Butler.
Shams Charania also reported Draymond Green’s engagement to coach Gregg Popovich and the Stars and Stripes. In one of the most complicated seasons for the Warriors, Day-Day averaged 7.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 8.9 assists.
Others confirmed for the Olympics
Right now, the 12-player roster is rounded out by Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal, and Bam Adebayo. Paul George, Chris Paul, and Kawhi Leonard are rumored to be interested in attending Tokyo 2020, but the final list is still a few days away.