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LaVine, Grant commit to Olympic team, Harden retires

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Bull guard Zach LaVine and pistons forward Jerami Scholarship have committed to playing for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter

There were already 11 players who had pledged to represent the USA in Tokyo, but one of those players: the Nets guard. James harden – retires, informs Charania (via Twitter).

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press previously noted (via Twitter) that there are still concerns about the hamstring injury that knocked out the tightening for part of the second half of the season and several games in the Eastern semi-finals. He will focus on getting that hamstring back to 100% this summer.

As a result of the new commitments and Harden’s decision to retire, the 12-team roster for Team USA now looks like this:

Booker, Holiday and Middleton are still alive in the postseason. Jerry Colangelo, Team USA General Manager saying that Booker intends to play in Tokyo no matter how late the Suns season comes, but it’s unclear whether Holiday and Middleton have taken the same stance.

Even if those three players remain committed, it’s possible the 12-man squad could undergo further adjustments if the players sustain injuries or reconsider their summer plans. For now, however, we have a pretty good idea of ​​what the group competing for gold in Tokyo will be like. The Olympics are scheduled to start in a month.

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