Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green are among the initial commitments to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, according to Shams Charania.
Lillard, who turns 31 in July, will be participating in his first Olympic Games after he dropped out of consideration for the Rio 2016 Games where Team USA won their third consecutive Olympic Gold Medal.
Green, 31, was a part of the 2016 team that finished the tournament 8-0.
Lillard and Green are two of the 57 names that were included on Team USA’s initial player pool back in March.
Team USA training camp begins on July 6 in Las Vegas led by head coach Gregg Popovich.
The 12-man roster is expected to be set in late June.
The group stage of the men’s Olympic basketball tournament will take place from July 25 to Aug. 1, with the knockout round taking place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7.
It’s expected that several other key players will choose not to play for Team USA in the Olympics this summer.
Players will want to use this offseason to rest and recover after the last shortened offseason and quick turnaround to this season.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis are not expected to participate this summer as they both recover from injury-plagued seasons.