UTAH JAZZ

Team USA Men’s Basketball Roster Nears Completion

Jun 23, 2021, 5:11 PM | Updated: Jun 28, 2021, 12:27 pm
Kevin Durant will be a member of the 2020 Team USA Men's Basketball Roster (Photo by Thearon W. Hen...
Kevin Durant will be a member of the 2020 Team USA Men's Basketball Roster (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Team USA Basketball roster is nearing completion as 12 players have committed to next month’s Tokyo Olympics.

Final Olympic rosters allow for only 12 players to compete for each country, but with two rounds of the NBA playoffs left to be completed, and a rash of injuries plaguing the league’s stars, the Olympic committee could look to bring additional players into training camp which runs from July 6-18.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charnia, this is the current Team USA 12 man roster.

The roster will be one of the most inexperienced in recent history with only Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, and Draymond Green having represented Team USA at prior Olympic games.

Durant won Olympic gold in 2016 and 2012, Love won in 2012, while Green won in 2016.

While the other nine players on the roster will be making their Olympic debut, that doesn’t mean they are lacking high-level basketball experience.

Of the nine remaining players, only Jerami Grant has failed to make an All-Star team during his career, while several players on the roster, including Grant, have competed in various FIBA international tournaments.

The roster isn’t without its notable absences, however.

LeBron James will miss his second consecutive Olympic games having lasted represented Team USA in 2012. The same goes for Chris Paul who won gold medals in 2008 and 2012 before skipping the 2016 games.

Other big names that won’t be playing during the Olympic games include Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry, Brooklyn Nets guards Kyrie Irving and James Harden, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis.

The team’s first exhibition game will be held on July 10 against Nigeria, while they’ll make their Olympic debut against Rudy Gobert and the French National Team on July 25.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Lauri-Markkanen-Utah-Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Host Hawks, Look For Third Straight Win

The Utah Jazz will look for their third straight win when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night at Vivint Arena.
13 hours ago
Michael Jordan and forward Karl Malone Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport...
Chandler Holt

This Day In Utah Sports History: Malone Dunks On Jordan

On this day 31 years ago, Karl Malone got the Delta Center bouncing after running the break and dunking on Michael Jordan. 
13 hours ago
Russell-Westbrook-Lakers-Jazz-NBA...
Kyle Ireland

Report: Jazz, Lakers Hold ‘Exploratory’ Trade Conversations On Russell Westbrook

The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers discussed a potential Russell Westbrook trade described as "exploratory conversations" by Chris Haynes.
13 hours ago
Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies...
Ben Anderson

Donovan Mitchell, Dillon Brooks Ejected After Fight

Former Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks nearly came to blows in Cleveland Thursday night. 
2 days ago
Lauri-Markkanen-Utah-Jazz-Chicago-Bulls-NBA...
Ben Anderson

Lauri Markkanen Named To First All-Star Team

Lauri Markkanen will represent the Utah Jazz in front of a home crowd after being selected to his first All-Star team.
2 days ago
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Jordan Clarkson Takes Nasty Fall In Utah Snow

It's safe to say Jordan Clarkson is an official Utahn after taking a nasty fall in the winter snow in a video posted on Instagram.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
jimmy-buffett-tour-art...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Team USA Men’s Basketball Roster Nears Completion