Team USA could showcase a roster strikingly similar to the team that hoists the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA champions in next summer’s Basketball World Cup in China and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

With Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr recently joining Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich’s staff, it’s now even more likely that an eye-popping five Warriors players could represent the U.S. 

Barring injuries, Team USA could feature Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and new Warriors player DeMarcus Cousins. The two-time defending champs will look to win a third consecutive NBA title with Cousins in the fold this upcoming season. 

“That would be awesome,” Thompson told ESPN of the opportunity of 5 Golden State gamers at the U.S. roster. “I have no idea if that is ever took place within the historical past of the NBA, in order that could be superior. It will get me excited simply interested by it.”

Thompson, Durant and Inexperienced had been individuals of the 2016 gold medal crew on the Rio Olympic Video games. 

Added Curry, who has represented USA however neglected the Rio Video games: “Clearly there is a lot to pick out from. …We’re going to see what occurs.”

Whilst roster cuts for Group USA are by no means a very simple procedure to know, it might be tough to argue crew chemistry as a reason why for probably the most Warriors gamers no longer making the roster for the reason that, smartly, the chemistry might be intact from enjoying an entire 20118-19 season in combination. 

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo says that each one 5 gamers have expressed hobby in representing their nation. 

Kerr joked that during assessing the crew individuals with Popovich: “I am a tricky critic. We’re going to see in the event that they make the crew or no longer.” 

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