Team USA names are scary for the Games

The US team already has 11 fixed players for the Olympics, according to the latest announcements and information.

Team USA for the Tokyo Olympic Games, whose opening ceremony will be on July 23, just a few hours after the date that the NBA has scheduled for a hypothetical seventh game of its final, is taking shape and looks very good. In the last few hours, three new players have been added, guard Jrue Holiday, forward Khris Middleton (both from the Milwaukee Bucks) and power forward Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers). The first two run the risk of being exhausted if they compete for the ring until the end, given the tight schedule. The men's Olympic tournament would begin on July 25, just two days after the opening of the Games, and would conclude on August 7.The three aforementioned players, after Chris Paul has finally decided not to join the team, join eight other players who have directly or indirectly confirmed their presence at the Tokyo event. If there are no more changes between now and USA Basketball, with its head coach, Gregg Popovich, announcing the final list at the end of this month of June, there would already be eleven players and only one place would be left to decide. The challenge is to reach the seventh gold medal in the last eight Games (since the NBA professionals go) after the bad drink of the World Cup in China in 2019, where the North Americans finished seventh.

The United States team is as follows at the present time: Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday at point guard; James Harden, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal in the escort; Jayson Tatum and Khris Middleton at forwards; Kevin Durant and Draymond Green at power forward; and Bam Adebayo and Kevin Love as the two innermost players, although Love is a power forward. And Durant at forward, although as Green he can also be an occasional five and Middleton act as a four. A very versatile team, with many shooters and a great shooting range. A fast block that can gather a very perimeter quintet, but at the same time very physical and rebounding, although Adebayo is presented as the only clear five.

Team USA will concentrate on July 6 in Las Vegas, where they will face Spain on July 18 in one of the star matches of all Olympic preparation.

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