James Harden withdraws from Olympics as Zach Lavine, Jerami Grant reportedly round out Team USA roster

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Two days after James Harden reportedly committed to play in the Tokyo Olympics, the Brooklyn Nets guard has withdrawn from the Team USA roster. 

Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that Harden will instead spend the summer focusing on recovering from the hamstring injury that sidelined him for a significant portion of the regular season and lingered in the playoffs. 

Meanwhile, the Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant and Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine have committed to play in Tokyo. Based on earlier reporting, the addition of Grant and Lavine rounds out the full 12-man Team USA roster. 

Per multiple reports, here’s what Team USA will look like in Tokyo barring any further roster changes: 

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks
Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons.


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