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Report: Durant Joins Beal, Booker in Committing to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics

Nets star Kevin Durant is expected to commit to Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania and Anthony Slater.

On Friday, Charania reported that Wizards guard Bradley Beal committed to join Team USA. Shortly after, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Suns All-Star Devin Booker will be joining the 12-man squad as well. 

The trio will reportedly also compete alongside Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Warriors forward Draymond Green, among others. The New York Times's Marc Stein reported that USA Basketball has been "actively" pursuing Phoenix's Chris Paul this month. The full Team USA roster is not expected to be finalized until late June, with training camp slated to begin in July.

Durant averaged 34.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in the postseason, which ended in a Game 7 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday in the Eastern Conference semifinals. 

Beal, 27, will be a first-time participant in the Olympics, having previously been a finalist for the 2016 Rio Games squad.

Beal averaged 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game during the 2020-21 season. Earlier this week, he was named to the All-NBA third team alongside Kyrie Irving, Rudy Gobert, Jimmy Butler and Paul George.

Booker, 24, is leading Phoenix as it makes a deep playoff run, most recently sweeping the Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. He averaged 25.6 points, 4.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game in the regular season. 

The group stage of the Olympics men's basketball tournament will be held from July 25 to Aug. 1. The knockout stage will run from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7.

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