Report: Draymond Green to play for USA Basketball at Rio Olympics
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has accepted an invitation from USA Basketball to play at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, reports ESPN’s Marc Spears.
The trip will be Green’s first Olympics after previously playing with Team USA on the 2011 World University Games roster and on the 2015 USA Showcase team.
This season, Green was selected to his first NBA All-Star team in his fourth season with the Warriors. He averaged 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.4 blocks per game, all of which were career highs. He helped the Warriors break the NBA regular–season wins record with their 73–9 season and helped lead the team to a second straight NBA Finals, which ended with a Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
Teammates Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala were also selected as finalists in January for the Olympics roster. Curry has already declined the invitation, citing his need to recover from various injuries he sustained throughout the NBA season.
The Olympics will begin on Aug. 5.