Golden State Warriors

Report: Draymond Green to join U.S. Olympic team; will Steph Curry follow suit?

Earlier this week, Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry said he was waiting to make a decision about joining the U.S. Olympic team; Curry said he wanted to see which players would commit to the upcoming Tokyo games before he did.

Well, Curry’s teammate Draymond Green is reportedly on board. Is that good enough, Mr. Curry?

Green, Golden State’s defensive dynamo and assists wizard, is going after his second Olympic gold medal, according to multiple reports. Green won gold at the 2016 games in Rio.

Here’s some more info on the Tokyo games, which were supposed to take place in 2020 but were delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.

According to The Athletic, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has also committed to Team USA. Training camp begins July 6 in Las Vegas. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is expected to be on Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich’s staff, with rosters being announced in late June. The Olympics’ group stage runs from July 25 to Aug. 1, and the knockout stage runs from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7.

Connor Letourneu/San Francisco Chronicle

Perhaps Damian Lillard’s presence would help inspire Curry to participate. Plus, Warriors coach Steve Kerr should only help lure Curry to the big stage. Curry has yet to win Olympic gold, though he’s competed for Team U.S.A during the 2010 and 2014 World Cup, winning gold each time.

Green will be there, however. Thankfully, the schedule doesn’t appear too demanding, but the trip to Tokyo alone will be taxing for NBA players that agree to play. Could Green by the guy that gets others to particiape, including Curry? I think that’s questionable, but with Green and Lillard reportedly committed, Curry has two big reasons to join the party.

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