Team USA should arrive in Tokyo as heavy favorites to win gold, and we’ve got you covered as they attempt to build the team that will do that. Below, we will track which players commit and which players sit out the 2020 Olympics for Team USA.
Confirmed to be playing
The following players have reportedly committed to playing for Team USA in Tokyo:
- Damian Lillard: The Portland Trail Blazers guard has never participated in the Olympics but has been a finalist on numerous occasions. In 2019, Adebayo was cut from the Team USA squad that went to the World Cup.
Confirmed to have declined
The following players have either confirmed themselves that they are not playing, or reports have indicated that they will not:
- LeBron James: The Los Angeles Lakers forward confirmed that he plans to spend his offseason resting and promoting his upcoming Space Jam sequel. James played for Team USA in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
- Anthony Davis: LeBron’s Lakers teammate is not expected to play for Team USA either, according to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon.