In the midst of a chance to repeat as NBA champions, Stephen Curry has opted out of the Rio Olympics, but Warriors forward Draymond Green has other thoughts.
Green, who led the Warriors to a 110-77 victory over the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, expressed his desire to play for Team USA in the Rio OIympics on Monday morning.
The Warriors' versatile forward told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, "I would love to play" in the Olympics. In January, Green was named a finalist for Team USA along with four other Warriors -- Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and Harrison Barnes.
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While Green has continued to make a name for himself with his voice, he hasn't shied away from his desire to represent his country in Rio.
"To support your country, to represent your country, that's amazing," Green told mlive.com in August. "I want to make that Olympic team, that's one of my goals. I'll do everything in my power to do it."
Green scored a game-high 28 points in the Warriors' 33-point rout vs. the Cavs on Sunday. He also added seven rebounds, five assists and made five 3-pointers.
Team USA is scheduled to have a basketball minicamp for all finalists looking to make the team on Aug. 10-12 in Las Vegas. Green is scheduled to partake in the event.
Between the regular season and the playoffs, Green has played in 100 games for the Warriors this season. He sat just one regular season game in Golden State's historical 73-9 season.
No other Warrior has taken his name out of contention for Team USA besides Curry.