James, Durant, Curry in US basketball Olympic pool


first_img The list of contenders revealed that USA Basketball is keeping the door open for several players recovering from long-term injuries. Golden State Warriors star Curry, who has hardly played this season after undergoing surgery on his left hand, has long spoken of his determination to play in the Tokyo Olympics. Curry, who is hoping to return for the Warriors next month, withdrew from the 2016 Olympics after knee and ankle problems. Loading… Read Also: NBA: Walker scores 27 as Celtics win seventh straight Curry’s Golden State team-mate Klay Thompson, who has not played at all this season after undergoing knee surgery in July 2019, is also named in the 44-man player pool. Thompson was a member of the US team which won gold in Rio four years ago. Durant meanwhile, who has yet to play a game for the Brooklyn Nets after signing for the club last July, is also named in the squad list. Durant, who is recovering from a ruptured Achilles, was a star of the US gold medal-winning teams at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 LeBron James and injured superstars Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were named on Monday in a 44-strong pool of players in contention for spots on the United States Olympic basketball team. A statement from USA Basketball named three-time Olympic champion James and Los Angeles Lakers team-mate Anthony Davis in the player group, which will eventually be whittled down to a 12-man roster. LeBron James was named in a provisional 44-strong player pool for the US basketball Olympic team on Monday “This is the first step in USA Basketball identifying the 12 players who will represent the United States as members of the 2020 US Olympic men’s basketball team in Tokyo,” said USA Basketball men’s team managing director Jerry Colangelo said in a statement. “Over the course of the remainder of the NBA season we’ll continue to monitor all of the athletes. Selecting the 12-man USA roster will obviously be an extremely challenging and difficult process, and we will again attempt to select the very best team possible,” he added. Steph Curry (L) has hardly played this season after undergoing surgery on his left handcenter_img Kevin Durant has yet to play a game for the Brooklyn Nets after signing for the club last July Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now The US team, which will be chasing a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal following wins in 2008, 2012 and 2016, will be coached by San Antonio Spurs boss Gregg Popovich.last_img

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