Team USA will be able to count on several NBA stars at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021. It seems that two top-tier players have now firmly confirmed their participation in the Olympics.
Like Shams Al Shaaraniya and Joe Fardon from the athlete In the report, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors are said to have given Team USA their commitment to participate in the Tokyo Games.
For Lillard, this will be the first Olympic Games of his career, last season he averaged 28.8 points, 7.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds and was elected to the All-NBA Second Team. Green won an Olympic gold medal in 2016. After the Warriors missed out on the playoffs at the tournament, the 31-year-old has time with Team USA.
It remains to be seen if his teammate Stephen Curry will also make his debut in Japan. It was recently said that Splash Brother has not yet decided whether or not he wants to play for Team USA. For Team USA, according to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) optimism that Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) and Jason Tatum (Boston Celtics) will be part of the Olympic team.
Preparations for the Olympics, which will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, will begin for Americans on July 6 in Las Vegas. The final list will be announced at the end of June. Lakers star LeBron James definitely won’t be there.