Team USA Tokyo Olympics Basketball Roster Finalized: Betting Odds to Win Gold Released
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Pictured: Draymond Green, Kevin Durant
The United States men’s national basketball team roster has been finalized for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo scheduled to begin in July.
The roster will consist of two-time gold medalist Kevin Durant, 2016 gold medalist Draymond Green, 2012 gold medalist Kevin Love and nine first-time Olympians.
Team USA's 12-man roster for the Tokyo Olympics:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2021
The men’s team’s odds to win the tournament are -360, according to DraftKings.
The team’s crunch time offense will likely revolve around Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, with defensive anchors in Draymond Green and Jrue Holiday guarding the opposing team’s two best players.
Durant—despite coming off of a serious Achilles injury that has ended other players’ careers—averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 40.4 minutes per game over 12 playoff games this year.
Lillard averaged 34.3 points, 10.2 assists and 41.3 minutes per game over six playoff games.
Team USA has a sizable gap between the second team on the oddsboard. Spain is +1000 to win gold.
That team’s roster has yet to be finalized, but in an 18-man preliminary roster released last week, Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez, Alex Abrines and Usman Garuba—who is projected as a first-round pick in July’s NBA Draft—were among the names listed.
Only 12 players will make the final roster for Tokyo.
Serbia is third on the board according to DraftKings at +1100. That roster will likely be without reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, who put up 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game this season without missing a single start.
Below are the rest of the odds, up to 100-1, for each country to win gold.
Odds to win Gold at Tokyo Olympics in Men’s Basketball
Odds via DraftKings
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