Curry withdrew his name from consideration earlier this week. He cited ankle and knee injuries, and Curry plans to focus on getting ready for the 2016-17 season.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 6, 2016
Nonetheless, Team USA will have at least one NBA MVP on the roster. Durant said earlier this week that he plans to play for his second Olympic gold medal in Rio, despite his pending free agency.
USA Basketball can also count on George at the forward spot. Last week, George told ESPN that he wanted to give the Olympics a shot. George broke his leg in a 2014 USA Basketball scrimmage. The injury made him miss 76 games over the 2014-15 season.
In other news, USA Basketball announced the 25 players for the USA Men’s Select Team. The Select Team trains with National team in the July 18-21 training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Select Team offers young players an opportunity to compete with the top players in the league. It also increases their chances of winding up on the next USA Basketball National Team.
The Select Team roster will be lead by Greg Popovich, who will takeover National Team head coaching duties in 2017.
Check out the entire Select Team roster here.
Stay tuned for when USA Basketball names the National Team sometime in the coming month.
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