As Team USA’s men’s basketball team roster rounds out, it’ll feature a familiar face. Cavs forward and Lake Oswego High School standout Kevin Love has committed to the team, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Love was on the 2012 London team and declined to be on the 2016 Rio squad after winning his first championship.
The five-time All-Star is coming off a season that saw him play the third-fewest games of his career (25), attempt the second-lowest shots of his career (10.1), averaged his second-fewest points (12.2), and a career-low in rebounds (7.4).
He missed the past season due to a calf injury and playing on the star-studded Olympic team with the likes of Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, and Chris Paul is sure to put him in a comfortable environment to be at his best entering his 14th NBA season.
It’ll be interesting to see how Gregg Popovich decides to use Love. As the other bigs on the team are Bam Adebayo and Draymond Green. But with the game being international, Love could be used at center with Jayson Tatum and Kevin Durant joining him in the frontcourt.
There’s a lot of possibilities to utilize him. Whether it’s in the post or the perimeter, as he’s a 37% shooter from behind the line for his career.