Kevin Durant isn’t going to take a lot of time off this summer.
In fact, he looks set for more action despite playing the 53 minutes of the Nets’ Game 7 overtime loss to the Bucks and scoring a high of 48 points. And he’s joining another great team that has title hopes.
According to Shams Charania from The AthleticDurant is expected to sign up for the United States before the Tokyo Olympics.
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is set to sign up for the United States squad for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell me and @anthonyVslater. Durant averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 12 playoff games.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2021
Durant would become the sixth player to join the United States squad, joining another player with Olympic experience, Draymond Green, and four first-time Olympians: Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.
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Durant competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He averaged 19.5 points at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and 19.4 points at the London Olympics in 2012.
In addition, Durant shot 54.6% from the international 3-point line at shorter distance in both tournaments and compiled a record of 39-0 in international play.
Team USA can now turn their attention to their remaining question marks with Durant’s reportedly secure engagement. Anthony Davis and LeBron James won’t be competing in this year’s Olympics, but Stephen Curry was “50-50” to participate in the event.
Either way, Team USA should be seen as the main threat at the 2021 Summer Games with Durant in the fold.