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USA Basketball finalizing 2024 Olympic workforce; Kawhi Leonard is main candidate for closing spot: Sources

USA Basketball will take a roster full of NBA All-Stars to Paris in its attempt to win a fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry headline a team that also includes Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Bam Adebayo, Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Haliburton.

USA Basketball finalizing 2024 Olympic workforce; Kawhi Leonard is main candidate for closing spot: Sources

USA Basketball will take a roster filled with NBA All-Stars to Paris in its try and win a fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry headline a workforce that additionally contains Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Bam Adebayo, Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Haliburton.

“It’s an honor to introduce the 2024 USA Basketball Males’s Nationwide Group,” Grant Hill, the workforce’s managing director, stated in a press release. “I’m grateful to those 12 males for his or her dedication to signify USA Basketball. America is house to a few of the greatest basketball gamers on the planet and I recognize the huge curiosity in being a part of this roster.”

Greatness Unites.

The 2024 USA Males’s Nationwide Group is right here.

🇺🇸 #USABMNT pic.twitter.com/I2jOLsrcQv

— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) April 17, 2024

USAB officers traveled to current the gamers with particular Group USA Olympic jerseys. Coaching camp for the Olympics doesn’t begin till July 5, in Las Vegas, and Group USA’s first sport isn’t till July 28 — however gamers will quickly take part in content material for Olympic promotion, sources near the gamers stated.

The workforce will open a world coaching window by internet hosting Australia and Serbia on July 15 and 17 at Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi. The People will then journey to London’s O2 Area and play South Sudan on July 20 and Germany on July 22.

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Durant, the People’ all-time main scorer, has three gold medals. James has two golds and Tatum, Booker, Vacation, Davis and Adebayo have one. Curry performed for Group USA on two World Cup groups and gained gold twice, however has but to play within the Olympics, and Embiid has by no means performed in a world competitors.

James, 39, Curry, 36, and Durant, 35, have lengthy considered their potential partnership on Group USA for the Paris Video games as a “final dance” for them inside the USA program, particularly as they close to the top of their NBA careers.

Leonard, like Embiid, has by no means performed in a FIBA competitors. Leonard, a favourite to make the workforce of each Durant and James, is battling a knee damage and his standing for the beginning of the playoffs with the LA Clippers is unknown.

Davis and Adebayo, two Olympic veterans, are apparent additions, given their dimension and defensive prowess, whereas Edwards and Haliburton are two younger, dynamic guards whom USA deep thinkers view as a bridge between the current and way forward for the American males’s nationwide workforce.

Curry’s coach on the Warriors, Steve Kerr, is teaching Group USA once more this summer season and can step down from the American workforce after the Olympics, he beforehand informed The Athletic.

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