U.S. Men’s Basketball Team Finalizes 12 Players for Rio Olympics


The U.S. men’s basketball Olympic team has its 12 players for the Rio Olympics, seven people with knowledge of the roster told USA TODAY Sports.

They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly until the team is announced officially on Monday.

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving and Golden State’s Harrison Barnes were the final two players to accept invitations.

They join these players on the team:

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant
Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins
Golden State’s Draymond Green and Klay Thompson
Indiana’s Paul George
Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan
New York’s Carmelo Anthony
Chicago’s Jimmy Butler
Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan

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SOURCE: USA Today, Jeff Zillgitt

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