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After failing to medal at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the United States Men’s National Basketball Team is looking to assemble an All-Star squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Team USA has captured gold at four consecutive Olympic Games and looks to continue its recent string of Olympic dominance, though the rest of the world will present quite the challenge. With a fifth consecutive gold medal in play, the United States national team could enlist some of the biggest names in the game.

Basketball at the 2024 Summer Olympics doesn’t begin until July 27 but Team USA has already narrowed things down to a list of 41 finalists to make the 12-man roster. Of that 41, there are a few players that are reportedly viewed as locks to head to Paris, barring injury.

Who will represent Team USA in 2024? Here is what we know about the roster so far.

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USA Olympics basketball roster tracker: Latest rumors, news, updates on U.S. team for 2024

March 15

Mavericks star Kyrie Irving has a “deep desire” to represent the United States in the Paris Olympics, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Irving helped Team USA win a gold medal in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He was then part of the team that won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

In 33 career games with the U.S. national team, Irving is averaging 11.8 points on .530/.438/.896 shooting splits.

Feb. 28

USA Basketball has keyed in on seven players to make up the core of its Olympic team barring injury, according to a sourced report from The Athletic.

Here is a look at the seven players identified by The Athletic:

Position Player Team
G Devin Booker Suns
G Stephen Curry Warriors
F Kevin Durant Suns
C Joel Embiid 76ers
G Jrue Holiday Celtics
F LeBron James Lakers
F Jayson Tatum Celtics

The group is headlined by two-time gold medalist LeBron James and three-time gold medalist Kevin Durant. It would be the fourth Olympic appearance for both James (2004, 2008, 2012) and Durant (2012, 2016, 2020).

Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday and Jayson Tatum were each key members of the team that led Team USA to Olympic gold in Japan while this would be the Olympic debuts of Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid, the latter of whom recently decided to compete for the United States after becoming a U.S. citizen in September 2022.

Should this group of seven hold, USA Men’s National Team managing director Grant Hill will select five more players from a pool of the remaining 34 finalists.

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Here is the group of players currently in consideration for the United States Olympic roster, with rumored locks in bold:

USA Basketball player pool for 2024 Paris Olympics

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

When is basketball at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

  • Dates: July 27-Aug. 10
  • Locations: Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France (5×5 prelims); Paris, France (5×5 final phase)

5×5 men’s basketball at the 2024 Paris Olympics opens with the group stage on Saturday, July 27. Group play concludes on Sunday, Aug. 4 and the quarterfinals begin on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

The semifinals will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8. The bronze medal and gold medal games will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Group play will be held at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France while the final phase of games will be played at Paris’ Accor Arena.

USA Group, schedule at 2024 Paris Olympics

The draw for men’s basketball at the 2024 Paris Olympics will be announced on March 19.

Team USA is one of 12 teams that will participate in the Olympic basketball tournament. Eight teams have already qualified with four more spots to be determined during Olympic Qualifiers in July.

Here is the list of teams set to participate:

  • France, host nation
  • South Sudan, FIBA Africa
  • Canada, FIBA Americas
  • United States, FIBA Americas
  • Japan, FIBA Asia
  • Germany, FIBA Europe
  • Serbia, FIBA Europe
  • Australia, FIBA Oceania

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