Report: Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, DeAndre Jordan to play for Team USA in Rio Olympics
But there was the one time in between he said he was undecided.
Apparently, the Knicks star has made up his mind for certain – and Jimmy Butler and DeAndre Jordan will join him in Rio.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Marc Stein of ESPN:
ESPN sources say Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has accepted an invitation to play on this summer's Team USA Olympic squad— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 23, 2016
Anthony is a bit of a legacy choice, and he has earned it. He has played very well in international settings. If Team USA were assembled purely on merit, he might not make it – but he might, and he’ll definitely contribute.
Butler is a strong addition. The Americans can’t get enough two-way wings if they want to play small and run the floor.
Jordan is also a good selection. He’ll defend the rim, rebound and finish inside. Yes, he’ll get pulled to the perimeter by opposing bigs with better shooting ability, but he can make them pay on the other end and on the glass.