After confirming the 12 chosen to represent the United States in the Tokyo Olympics, the movements of the Dream team they continue. The team coached by Gregg Popovich will begin its concentration on July 6 in Las Vegas, with a preparation schedule that also involves the Spanish team. On the 18th of the same month, both teams will meet in one of the main dishes before the Olympic event; but it will not be the only route of tuning for the Americans. USA Basketball, Through an official statement, he has reported on the formation of his traditional alternative team, the Select Team, which will help the twelve Olympians in their preparation.
“17 athletes have been selected for the Select Team who will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team during their training camp in Las Vegas. The team has a roster of 13 prominent young NBA players and four veteran players with US and international basketball experience. Team members will train daily with the US national team, July 6-9 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center. “, reads the statement.
The 17 selected are: Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons); Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets); Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves); Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers); Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento Kings); Tyler Herro (Miami Heat); John Jenkins (Bilbao Basket); Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs); Josh Magette (Darüşşafaka Tekfen); Dakota Mathias (Philadelphia 76ers); Immanuel Quickley (New York Knicks); Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves); Cam Reynolds (Houston Rockets); Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons); Obi Toppin (New York Knicks); PJ Washington (Charlotte Hornets); and Patrick Williams (Chicago Bulls).
The Miami Heat coach, Erik Spoelstra, will be in charge of directing these players along with Mark Few, head coach of Gonzaga University, who will develop the assistant tasks. In your hands, in this way, the seventh will remain Select Team in the history of USA Basketball. On this occasion, to fine-tune the Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, Jayson Tatum, Khris Middleton, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Jerami Grant, Bam Adebayo and Kevin Love; those chosen to make up the Dream team.