Curry, James and Melo among 30 finalists for Team USA

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are a step closer to their fourth Olympics, and Stephen Curry is in position for his first.

The NBA stars were among 30 players selected Monday as finalists for the U.S. basketball team that will compete in Rio de Janeiro and attempt to win a third straight gold medal.


The other candidates for Rio are:

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook(Oklahoma City Thunder)

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs);Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and

Harrison Barnes(Golden State Warriors); Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers);

Dwight Howard and James Harden (Houston Rockets)

Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)

Paul George (Indiana Pacers)

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings);

John Wall and Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards);

Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls)

Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies)

DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)

Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)

Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); and Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz).

The final 12-player roster will be chosen this summer. If James and Anthony are on it, they would become the first American men to play in four Olympics.


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