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USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where it will seek its third consecutive gold medal.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant will play in his second Olympics, and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony becomes the first four-time Olympian to play for USA Basketball.

The remainder of the USA roster is composed of first-time Olympians and includes Warriors forward Draymond Green, Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and Pacers forward Paul George.

Cousins, DeRozan, Durant, Irving and Thompson won gold with the USA World Cup team in 2014.

Notable players to decline the invitation to play for USA Basketball include LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Full roster

Carmelo Anthony (F) Knicks

Harrison Barnes (F) Warriors

Jimmy Butler (F) Bulls

DeMarcus Cousins (C) Kings

DeMar DeRozan (G) Raptors

Kevin Durant (G) Thunder

Paul George (G) Pacers

Draymond Green (F) Warriors

Kyrie Irving (G) Cavaliers

DeAndre Jordan (C) Clippers

Kyle Lowry (G) Raptors

Klay Thompson (G) Warriors

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