Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is expected to commit to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, according to Shams Charania.
Durant averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 12 games this postseason, as the Nets were just eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Team USA’s roster is starting to take shape, as Durant joins Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker, Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green and Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum as initial pledges for the 12-man roster.
Durant, 32, last played for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games and won a gold medal.
He also won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2010 FIBA World Cup (named MVP of tournament).
Team USA’s 12-man roster is expected to be set in late June and training camp begins on July 6 in Las Vegas led by head coach Gregg Popovich.
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. 3-7.