USA Olympic basketball roster: LeBron James, Stephen Curry headline star-powered player pool for 2024 Paris Olympics | Sporting News

USA Olympic basketball roster: LeBron James, Stephen Curry headline star-powered player pool for 2024 Paris Olympics | Sporting News

The 2024 Paris Olympics are creeping around the corner and USA Basketball has announced the pool of players who will compete for a spot on Team USA.

The United States is coming off a disappointing fourth-place finish at the FIBA World Cup last summer, but the team did its job in qualifying for the 2024 Olympics. Now, it will look to bounce back and defend its gold medal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which took place in 2021 due to COVID-19.

Led by head coach Steve Kerr, Team USA’s initial player pool is loaded with superstar-caliber names like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Jayson Tatum and many more. The United States is expected to come with firepower as they try to defend their spot as the top-ranked team in the world.

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For the complete Team USA player pool for the 2024 Paris Olympics, The Sporting News has you covered below.

USA men’s basketball player pool for 2024 Paris Olympics

James, Curry, Durant, Leonard and Tatum headline the list of 41 players who have been announced as finalists to suit up for Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

This isn’t the final roster the team will take to Paris, merely the players who will compete for a spot on the 12-man final roster and the “Select Team” practice squad.

You can find the complete player pool below.

Player Position Team
Bam Adebayo C Heat
Jarrett Allen C Cavaliers
Paolo Banchero F Magic
Desmond Bane G Grizzlies
Scottie Barnes F Raptors
Devin Booker G Suns
Mikal Bridges F Nets
Jaylen Brown F Celtics
Jalen Brunson G Knicks
Jimmy Butler F Heat
Alex Caruso G Bulls
Stephen Curry G Warriors
Anthony Davis F Lakers
Kevin Durant F Suns
Anthony Edwards G Timberwolves
Joel Embiid C 76ers
De’Aaron Fox G Kings
Paul George F Clippers
Aaron Gordon F Nuggets
Tyrese Haliburton G Pacers
James Harden G Clippers
Josh Hart F Knicks
Tyler Herro G Heat
Jrue Holiday G Celtics
Chet Holmgren C Thunder
Brandon Ingram F Pelicans
Kyrie Irving G Mavericks
Jaren Jackson Jr. F Grizzlies
LeBron James F Lakers
Cam Johnson F Nets
Walker Kessler C Jazz
Kawhi Leonard F Clippers
Damian Lillard G Bucks
Donovan Mitchell G Cavaliers
Chris Paul G Warriors
Bobby Portis F Bucks
Austin Reaves G Lakers
Duncan Robinson F Heat
Jayson Tatum F Celtics
Derrick White G Celtics
Trae Young G Hawks

Team USA basketball at the Olympics

Even with the United States’ recent struggles in other international tournaments like the FIBA World Cup, they remain the most dominant country in the world on the Olympic stage.

Team USA has taken home four consecutive gold medals and seven gold medals in the last eight Olympics. In 19 Olympic appearances — excluding the boycotted 1980 Olympics in Moscow — the United States has won gold 16 times.

Year Site Result
1936 Berlin Gold
1948 London Gold
1952 Oslo Gold
1956 Melbourne Gold
1960 Rome Gold
1964 Tokyo Gold
1968 Mexico City Gold
1972 Munich Silver
1976 Montreal Gold
1980 Moscow Qualified but DNP
1984 Los Angeles Gold
1988 Seoul Bronze
1992 Barcelona Gold
1996 Atlanta Gold
2000 Sydney Gold
2004 Athens Bronze
2008 Beijing Gold
2012 London Gold
2016 Rio de Janeiro Gold
2020 Tokyo Gold

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