Atlanta, Georgia 2021-06-22 15:19:13 –
Chris Paul, Kevin Love and Khris Middleton will be competing in Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Athletic reported that Paul would join the team, and ESPN confirmed the addition of Love and Middleton.
USA Basketball has not confirmed the team, but media reports indicate that Paul (Phoenix Suns), Love (Cleveland Cavalier), Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), Kevin Durant, James Harden (Brooklyn Nets) ) 11 players are participating in the roster of 12 teams. ), Devin Booker (Suns), Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers).
Paul led the Phoenix Suns to the finals of the Western Conference, but is currently on the sidelines with the COVID-19 protocol. Phoenix will host Game 2 of the Best of Seven series with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
36-year-old Paul is a two-time Olympic athlete who won gold medals at Team USA in 2008 and 2012.
Paul helped Phoenix reach the conference finals for the first time since 2010, averaging 16.4 points, 8.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds per match against Sands in the regular season.
The injury limits love to 25 games, and his career per game this season is as low as 24.9 minutes. He averaged 12.2 points and 7.4 rebounds in Cleveland, well below his career average of 18.0 points and 11.0 rebounds.
Midtons Bucks will hold the Western Conference Finals for the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. In 68 regular season games, he averaged 20.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. In 11 playoff games, he averages 23.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
Ai played for Team USA in London in 2012. Middleton has never played for the Olympic team.
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