DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly headed to his first Olympics for Team USA.
Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins says that he was informed that he will have a roster spot on the United States's basketball team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.
Rio will be Cousins' first Olympic team. Cousins, 25, is coming off a season in which he averaged 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He was a member of the gold-medal-winning FIBA World Cup team in 2014.
Kenneth Faried, Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan are among the other forwards and centers that will be considered for the final U.S. roster.
The team will be without stars LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and John Wall in Brazil as they all have chosen to skip the tournament due to injuries.