12 NBA Players To Be Picked To Represent USA In Olympics

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Jul 2015

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With a total of 41 NBA players that have been invited so far, only 12 will be picked to join the team that will represent the USA in the 2016 Olympics. All of the invited players are willing to join the team, but they know not all of them will get the chance. It seems that the Dream Team and its patriotic symbol is as strong as it was in the past.

The 41 players are:

  • Harrison Barnes
  • Trey Burke
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Mike Conley
  • Draymond Green
  • Tobias Harris
  • Victor Oladipo
  • LaMarcus Aldrige
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Bradley Beal
  • Tyson Chandler
  • DeMarcus Cousins
  • Stephen Curry
  • Anthony Davis
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Andre Dummond
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kenneth Faried
  • Rudy Gay
  • Paul George
  • Blake Griffin
  • James Harden
  • Gordon Hayward
  • Dwight Howard
  • Andre Iguodala
  • Kyrie Irving
  • LeBron James
  • Kyle Korver
  • David Lee
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Damian Lillard
  • Kevin Love
  • Paul Millsap
  • Chandler Parsons
  • Chris Paul
  • Mason Plumlee
  • Derrick Rose
  • Klay Thompson
  • John Wall
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Deron Williams

They will meet in Las Vegas from August 11-13, where they will attend the basketball camp in order to determine which players will be part of the 12-man roster. As you can imagine, it will be extremely difficult to pick only 12 from some of the best players in the NBA. USA has not lost since 2006, and they will try to get the best team to defeat all of the other international teams.