Earlier this week, the USA National Team announced their 35-player pool for 2018-20, which includes the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Not surprisingly, the Golden State Warriors are very well represented, with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green all being named to the team.
LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook highlight a star studded list of 35 NBA players selected for the 2018-20 USA Men’s National Team pool. Warriors All-Stars are on team.Davis, Griffin, Wall, Cousins, DeRozan, Irving, Dame, Kawhi. No Melo pic.twitter.com/cDEJA2N1wN— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) April 6, 2018
That’s not to say that those four will all compete in the Olympics, or in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, as only 12 players can be on those teams. But those 12 players will almost surely come from this player pool, which will spend much time over the coming summers playing and practicing together.
Predictably, it’s a star-studded group, even beyond the four Warriors. Of the 35 players, 27 have been All-Stars, and 11 won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. And not only are the Warriors well-represented, but former Warrior Harrison Barnes also made the team.
So in case 82 regular season games and a few months of playoffs isn’t enough for you, then don’t worry: Warriors players will be playing plenty of basketball in the offseason, too.