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Team USA roster revealed with Kawhi Leonard securing last spot

Published April 17, 2024 at 6:40 PM
Kevin Barreau
April 17, 2024  (6:40 PM)

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team has finalized its roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics, with Kawhi Leonard earning the 12th and final spot. Grant Hill, managing director of USA Basketball, confirmed Leonard's inclusion, capping off a star-studded lineup.

Led by coach Steve Kerr and assisted by Erik Spoelstra, Tyronn Lue, and Mark Few, Team USA boasts renowned names like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant. While most players have previous experience with the national team, Leonard brings a fresh dynamic, making his debut appearance.

Despite past injury setbacks, Leonard's impressive resume, including two Finals MVP awards, makes him a valuable addition. This season, he's showcased his prowess, averaging 23.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists, providing versatility and skill to the roster.

With Leonard's inclusion, Team USA aims to redeem its performance after a fourth-place finish at the FIBA World Cup in 2023. The team seeks to replicate its gold medal success from the 2021 Tokyo Games, with returning players Durant, Bam Adebayo, Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, and Jayson Tatum.

Joining this stellar lineup are new faces like Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, and Leonard, ensuring a formidable squad ready to compete on the global stage. As they embark on their journey, expectations are high for Team USA to reclaim Olympic glory and showcase their dominance in international basketball once again.

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