The Team USA Olympic basketball roster for the Summer Games in Rio is taking shape.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, a two-time gold medal winner, and Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry have committed to playing for the team, according to Yahoo Sports.
Carmelo Anthony has committed to chasing his third Olympic gold medal for Team USA this summer in Rio, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
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Toronto guard Kyle Lowry has accepted an invitation to play for Team USA in the Rio Olympics, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
And ESPN reports Indiana Pacers guard/forward Paul George will join them, two years after suffering a horrific leg injury in the USA Basketball Showcase scrimmage. Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler also has accepted an invitation, while Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has an invite, according to ESPN.
Pacers swingman Paul George has accepted an invite to play for USA Basketball's 2016 Rio Olympics team, a source... https://t.co/XrjQACNsd3— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 23, 2016
ESPN sources say Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has accepted an invitation to play on this summer's Team USA Olympic squad— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 23, 2016
Sources tell @GoodmanESPN and me that Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has earned a spot on Team USA for the Rio Olympics— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 23, 2016
One player who reportedly won't be on the roster is Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, who still is recovering from a foot injury.
Vertical Sources: Portland star Damian Lillard won't play in 2016 Olympics with Team USA as he continues to rehab plantar fasciitis injury.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2016
The Mike Krzyzewski-coached squad will train in Las Vegas in July, then play a series of exhibition games before beginning Olympic play in early August in Rio de Janeiro.