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Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday plan to play in Tokyo Olympics, however far Bucks go

Bucks stars Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 22: Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks talks to teammate Khris Middleton #22 during the game against the Miami Heat during Round 1, Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2021 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

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Suns star Devin Booker said he’d play for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics no matter how far Phoenix advances in the NBA playoffs.

But he’s 24.

What about the other two players – Bucks’ Khris Middleton (29) and Jrue Holiday (31) – on the presumptive U.S. Olympic roster still in the NBA postseason?

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

all three have committed to traveling quickly to Japan by private plane, Colangelo said.

That could be a tight turnaround.

The NBA Finals are set to end between July 14 and July 22. The U.S. men’s basketball team is scheduled to play its first game in Japan on July 25.

Both the Suns and Bucks are favored to win their conference finals (though the Hawks are making it hard on Milwaukee).

But it’s cool how Booker, Middleton and Holiday are so committed to playing basketball and representing their country that they’ll make the timeline work.