Jimmy Butler has been named one of the 30 finalists for Team USA's Olympic men's basketball roster, which will eventually be cut to 12 players this summer.
Butler, the league's most improved player a year ago, has taken his game to another level in his fifth NBA season, averaging 22.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists in a league-high 38.2 minutes per game.
Butler joined Team USA's basketball camp in Las Vegas this past summer after signing a five-year max deal with the Bulls.
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Butler is the only member of the Bulls named a finalist. Derrick Rose played for Team USA in the 2014 FIBA World Championships but was not named a finalist.
Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is an assistant for the team under Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. The 2016 Olympic Games begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Bulls have not had a player compete for Team USA in the Olympics since Scottie Pippen in 1996.
In the 2012 Olympics the Bulls had Luol Deng (Great Britain) compete.
Pau Gasol will compete for Spain's national team in Rio, though he is likely to opt out of his Bulls contract after this season.
The finalists, along with Butler, are: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge, Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Mike Conley, DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, Paul George, Draymond Green, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Gordon Hayward, Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, John Wall and Russell Westbrook.