May 17, 2024

Sources – Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard to get final Team USA spot

LA Clippers ahead Kawhi Leonard will get the twelfth and final roster spot on Team USA for the 2024 Olympics, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday.

USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill met with many of the 12 invitees on the 2024 Olympic group over the previous few days, and it wasn’t till Tuesday that Team USA officers had been in a position to agency up Leonard’s acceptance to be part of the roster for Paris, sources informed ESPN.

The other 11 players on the Team USA roster have but to be formally introduced, however sources informed ESPN on Monday that it will be composed of LeBron James (Lakers), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Kevin Durant (Suns), Joel Embiid (76ers), Anthony Davis (Lakers), Devin Booker (Suns), Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves), Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Jrue Holiday (Celtics), Bam Adebayo (Heat) and Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers).

The Warriors’ Steve Kerr will function coach of Team USA.

Leonard is averaging 23.7 factors and 6.1 rebounds for the Clippers this season. He missed the final eight games of the regular season with irritation in his surgically repaired proper knee.

Training camp and exhibition video games in Las Vegas are scheduled for July.

The Olympics will happen from July 26 by way of Aug. 11 in Paris. There will likely be 12 groups competing for the gold medal in males’s basketball.