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Despite some of the NBA’s biggest names pulling out of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the squad is looking as scary ever for the rest of the world. Led by the front court of Paul George, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, Team USA will present some serious problems with their scoring punch.
NBA Champion Kyrie Irving leads the backcourt, alongside Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Two members of the 73-9 Warriors team, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, will be looking to win their first Olympic Gold Medals this August. Check out the full roster below.
Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors/North Carolina); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls/Marquette); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings/Kentucky); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors/USC); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder/Texas); Paul George (Indiana Pacers/Fresno State); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors/Michigan State); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers/Duke); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers/Texas A&M); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors/Villanova); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors/Washington State).
The U.S. Olympic Men’ Basketball Team was approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors and is pending final approval by the United States Olympic Committee.