No Surprise Here, Anthony Davis Named Finalist For 2016 US Olympic Team
In news that surprises no one, New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis was named one of thirty finalists for the U.S. Olympic basketball team roster set to compete next summer at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Davis is no stranger to the U.S. team. He won gold as an 18 year old on the 2012 team before his first NBA game.
Two years later, Davis won gold again as one of the core pieces on the 2014 U.S FIBA World Cup squad.
The thirty man list of finalists will be narrowed down to a 12 man roster later this year. Barring injury, Davis is a shoe in to make the squad.
Joining Davis on the list of finalists are the following players:
LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs), Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets), Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), James; DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), John Wall (Washington Wizards); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).