Team USA Basketball 2021 Roster: With just one month away from the start of the Tokyo Olympics, USA Basketball’s roster will reportedly include 8 All-Stars
Per Shams Charania and Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors have committed to play for Team USA.
Ahead of the team’s training camp, which starts on July 6 in Las Vegas, here’s who has reportedly committed or is expected to commit to the USA Men’s National Team 12-man roster for the Tokyo Olympics:
Team USA Basketball 2021 Roster
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Joe Vardon|
|Bradley Beal||Washington Wizards||The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Joe Vardon|
|Jayson Tatum||Boston Celtics||Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes|
|Draymond Green||Golden State Warriors||The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Joe Vardon|
|Kevin Durant||Brooklyn Nets||The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Anthony Slater|
|Bam Adebayo||Miami Heat||ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski|
|Devin Booker||Phoenix Suns||ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski|
|James Harden||Brooklyn Nets||The Athletic’s Shams Charania|
|Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks||ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski|
|Kevin Love||Cleveland Cavaliers||ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski|
|Chris Paul||Phoenix Suns||The Athletic’s Shams Charania|
(This list will be updated with more news)
Damian Lillard looked like the only warrior against the Nuggets, especially in the game where he broke the record for most 3-pointers in an NBA Playoffs Game.
⌚️ #NBAPlayoffs career-high 55 PTS
⌚️ Playoff record 12 made threes
⌚️ First 55-point, 10-assist performance in postseason history
— NBA (@NBA) June 2, 2021
Team USA Basketball Schedule
After opening training camp, Team USA will play five exhibition games heading into the Olympics. They will play Nigeria on July 10, Australia on July 12 and July 16, Argentina on July 13, and Spain on July 18. Team USA will then play their first game of the Tokyo Olympics on July 25 against France.
Team USA will be looking to win their fourth straight Olympic gold medal, having won in 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Of the players who have reportedly committed, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is the only one who remains in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
This will mark the first Olympic appearance for Lillard. He was under consideration for the 2016 team before choosing to forego the Rio Games to rehab plantar fasciitis that he endured during the 2015-16 season.
While Draymond Green had a turbulent season with the Warriors after they got knocked out from the Play-In Tournament, he looks ready for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics.
Draymond Green Stats
Green won an Olympic gold medal with USA Basketball five years ago. The Warriors star averaged 1.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game in eight appearances.
Damian Lillard Stats
Lillard is the controlling force behind Portland’s progress. The 30-year-old averaged 28.8 points and 7.5 assists per game this season. He made 39.1 percent of his three-point attempts on a career-high 10.5 attempts per contest.
Gregg Popovich will be the head coach for Team USA at the Olympics. The San Antonio Spurs coach previously won a bronze medal as an assistant under Larry Brown at the 2004 Games.
Charania and Vardon noted the roster for USA Basketball is expected to be set by late June, with training camp scheduled to begin July 6 in Las Vegas.
The 2020 Olympics are scheduled to begin on July 23 in Tokyo. The men’s basketball competition is set to start on July 25.