Team USA basketball has added 15 players to its list of finalists for the Tokyo Olympics, which is scheduled to begin on July 23.
Notable new names on the list include first time all-stars Julius Randle (New York Knicks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), and Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans).
The full list of players can be viewed on the Team USA website.
In total, there are 57 finalists for 12 spots on the team’s roster.
Other notable names in the selection pool include LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), and Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers).
It’s widely been speculated that stars such as James, Paul, and even Portland Trail Blazers wing Carmelo Anthony might return to Team USA one last time for the Tokyo Olympics.
James, Paul, and Anthony were all major players on the 2008 “redeem team” and the undefeated 2012 team.
The NBA schedule will likely play an important role in which players ultimately travel to Tokyo.
As of now, the NBA Finals are scheduled to conclude just one day before the start of the Olympic Games.
But no matter who ends up on the roster, Team USA will look to defend gold.