Warriors hope to land five stars on Team USA
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STANFORD, Calif. — Not only do the Golden State Warriors have a chance to win a third straight NBA championship ithis season, they also can become the first NBA team to land five players on Team USA in advance of this summer’s Basketball World Cup in China and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
In the wake of Warriors coach Steve Kerr being named an assistant on Gregg Popovich’s Team USA staff, Warriors All-Star and 2016 gold medalist Klay Thompson admitted that the possibility of representing his country alongside teammates Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins would be special.
Steve Kerr was named an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich on Team USA.
LeBron James’ first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN’s most-watched preseason game ever.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Draymond Green is “doing better” and is expected to play in Friday’s preseason finale against the Lakers.
“That would be awesome,” Thompson told ESPN. “I don’t know if that’s ever happened in the history of the NBA, so that would be awesome. It gets me excited