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Damian Lillard lands on Team USA’s finalized Olympics roster  

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Team USA will soon be Tokyo bound for the 2021 Olympics!

On Wednesday, USA Basketball finalized its 12-man roster which will feature Portland’s very own Damian Lillard, who will make his Olympics debut. The Trail Blazers superstar withdrew his name in 2016 due to injury, but he should get ample playing time this time around.

Lillard is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, where he posted averages of 28.8 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.2 rebounds during the regular season. He finished seventh-overall in MVP voting.

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Joining Lillard will be a star-studded cast including Kevin Durant who will be aiming for his third Olympic gold. Durant is the only returning member of the 2016 Rio Olympics team who brought home the gold.

Others joining Lillard include Bradley Beal, Bam Adebayo, Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green and Kevin Love.

You can see the full list below via Shams Charania:

 

Before Team USA heads off to Tokyo, the squad will assemble in Las Vegas for training camp. There it will host exhibition games vs. Spain, Australia, Nigeria and Argentina. Team USA’s first game in Japan is set for July 25 against France.