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2016 United States men's Olympic basketball team

TimelineEdit

  • August 6, 2015: 34-man roster announced[2]
  • January 18, 2016: 30-man roster announced[3]
  • July 17: Start of training camp[4]
  • July 22 – August 1: Exhibition games[4]
  • August 6–21: 2016 Summer Olympics[3]

RosterEdit

The 2016 team consisted of just two returning players from the 2012 Olympic gold-medal winning team, Kevin Durant and the new team captain, Carmelo Anthony.[5][6]

The following is the United States roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[7][8][9]

United States men's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 4 Butler, Jimmy 26 – (1989-09-14)September 14, 1989 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Chicago Bulls  
F 5 Durant, Kevin 27 – (1988-09-29)September 29, 1988 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Oklahoma City Thunder  
C 6 Jordan, DeAndre 28 – (1988-07-21)July 21, 1988 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Los Angeles Clippers  
G 7 Lowry, Kyle 30 – (1986-03-25)March 25, 1986 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Toronto Raptors  
F 8 Barnes, Harrison 24 – (1992-05-30)May 30, 1992 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Golden State Warriors  
G 9 DeRozan, DeMar 26 – (1989-08-07)August 7, 1989 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Toronto Raptors  
G 10 Irving, Kyrie 24 – (1992-03-23)March 23, 1992 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Cleveland Cavaliers  
G 11 Thompson, Klay 26 – (1990-02-08)February 8, 1990 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Golden State Warriors  
C 12 Cousins, DeMarcus 25 – (1990-08-13)August 13, 1990 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Sacramento Kings  
F 13 George, Paul 26 – (1990-05-02)May 2, 1990 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Indiana Pacers  
F 14 Green, Draymond 26 – (1990-03-04)March 4, 1990 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Golden State Warriors  
F 15 Anthony, Carmelo 32 – (1984-05-29)May 29, 1984 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) New York Knicks  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on August 6, 2016

The following were also candidates to make the team:

Earlier candidates
Player NBA Team[a] Added Removed Reason
Michael Carter-Williams Milwaukee Bucks August 6, 2015[2] January 18, 2016 30-man roster cut[3]
Tobias Harris Detroit Pistons
Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic
Chandler Parsons Dallas Mavericks
Mason Plumlee Portland Trail Blazers
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans March 22, 2016 Injured[10]
Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers March 30, 2016 Withdrew[11]
John Wall Washington Wizards May 5, 2016 Injured[12]
Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers May 6, 2016 Injured[13]
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors June 6, 2016 Injured[14]
LaMarcus Aldridge San Antonio Spurs June 7, 2016 Injured[15]
James Harden Houston Rockets June 10, 2016 Withdrew[16]
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder Withdrew[16]
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs June 23, 2016 Withdrew[17]
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers Withdrew[18]
Gordon Hayward Utah Jazz Withdrew[19]
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons Withdrew[20]
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers February 10, 2016[21] Withdrew[22]
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards August 6, 2015[2] June 24, 2016 Withdrew[23]
Michael Conley Memphis Grizzlies June 27, 2016 12-man roster cut[24]
Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets
Rudy Gay Sacramento Kings
Dwight Howard Houston Rockets
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors January 18, 2016[3]
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers August 6, 2015[2]

2015 Basketball ShowcaseEdit

On August 12, 2015, USA Basketball announced 19 NBA players to participate in the following day's 2015 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, where they will be divided into two squads, USA Blue, and USA White, where USA Blue Team will be coached by USA National Team assistant coach Monty Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder) while USA White Team will be coached by USA National Team assistant coach Tom Thibodeau (Minnesota Timberwolves).[25]

The Blue Team included starters Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), and Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), with reserve players Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings), Amir Johnson (Boston Celtics), Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic), and Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic).

The White Team included starters Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), and Michael Carter-Williams (Milwaukee Bucks), with reserve players Mason Plumlee (Portland Trail Blazers), Terrence Jones (Houston Rockets), Arron Afflalo (New York Knicks), and Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors). C. J. Watson (Orlando Magic) was included in the roster announcement but did not play.[26]

Exhibition gamesEdit

The United States' 12-man roster began its exhibition schedule against 2004 Olympic champion Argentina. They also faced 2015 FIBA Asia gold medalist China and 2015 FIBA Americas champion Venezuela. The schedule concluded with 2015 FIBA Africa champion Nigeria in Houston. The United States Olympic Committee used Houston as a departure point for many Olympic teams, providing them with credentials and provisions on their way out to Brazil.[4]

July 22, 2016
Argentina   74–111   United States
Scoring by quarter: 14–32, 19–24, 24–24, 17–31
Pts: Andrés Nocioni 15
Rebs: Andrés Nocioni 7
Asts: Facundo Campazzo 6
Pts: Kevin Durant 23
Rebs: DeMarcus Cousins 15
Asts: Kyrie Irving 6
T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 16,861
July 24, 2016
China   57–106   United States
Scoring by quarter: 13–26, 16–29, 9–23, 19–28
Pts: Yi Jianlian 18
Rebs: Yi Jianlian 7
Asts: 3 players tied 2
Pts: Kevin Durant 19
Rebs: Carmelo Anthony 8
Asts: 3 players tied 5
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,060
July 26, 2016
China   57–107   United States
Scoring by quarter: 15–31, 9–21, 15–32, 18–23
Pts: Zhou Qi 13
Rebs: Wang Zhelin 5
Asts: Guo Ailun 6
Pts: DeMarcus Cousins 21
Rebs: DeMarcus Cousins 11
Asts: Klay Thompson 5
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California
Attendance: 19,596
July 29, 2016
Venezuela   45–80   United States
Scoring by quarter: 12–20, 6–16, 13–20, 14–24
Pts: John Cox 14
Rebs: Nestor Colmenares 10
Asts: Gregory Vargas 5
Pts: Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving 13
Rebs: DeMarcus Cousins 12
Asts: Draymond Green 6
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 20,578
August 1, 2016
Nigeria   66–110   United States
Scoring by quarter: 14–27, 16–27, 15–30, 21–26
Pts: Chamberlain Oguchi 21
Rebs: Ike Diogu 9
Asts: Benjamin Uzoh 6
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 19
Rebs: DeAndre Jordan 9
Asts: Kyle Lowry 11
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,247

Olympic playEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 524 407 +117 10 Quarter-finals
2   Australia 5 4 1 444 368 +76 9
3   France 5 3 2 423 378 +45 8
4   Serbia 5 2 3 426 387 +39 7
5   Venezuela 5 1 4 315 444 −129 6
6   China 5 0 5 318 466 −148 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

ChinaEdit

August 6, 2016 (2016-08-06)
19:00
China   62–119   United States
Scoring by quarter: 10–30, 20–29, 17–32, 15–28
Pts: Yi 25
Rebs: Yi, Zhao 6
Asts: Zhao 5
Pts: Durant 25
Rebs: Anthony, Jordan 7
Asts: Durant 6
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,622
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Sreten Radović (CRO)

VenezuelaEdit

August 8, 2016 (2016-08-08)
19:00
United States   113–69   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 30–8, 27–25, 38–18
Pts: George 20
Rebs: Jordan 9
Asts: Lowry 9
Pts: Cox 19
Rebs: Echenique 7
Asts: Vargas 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,572
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Damir Javor (SLO), Scott Beker (AUS)

AustraliaEdit

August 10, 2016 (2016-08-10)
19:00
Australia   88–98   United States
Scoring by quarter: 29–29, 25–20, 13–21, 21–28
Pts: Mills 30
Rebs: Dellavedova 6
Asts: Dellavedova 11
Pts: Anthony 31
Rebs: Anthony, Cousins 8
Asts: Irving 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,957
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Juan Carlos García (ESP), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

SerbiaEdit

August 12, 2016 (2016-08-12)
19:00
United States   94–91   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 23–26, 22–21, 22–29
Pts: Irving 15
Rebs: George 9
Asts: Irving, Cousins 5
Pts: Jokić 25
Rebs: Jokić 6
Asts: Teodosić 6
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 11,413
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Piotr Pastusiak (POL)

FranceEdit

August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
14:15
United States   100–97   France
Scoring by quarter: 30–24, 25–22, 26–23, 19–28
Pts: Thompson 30
Rebs: Durant 6
Asts: Irving 12
Pts: de Colo, Heurtel 18
Rebs: Heurtel 8
Asts: Heurtel 9
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 11,302
Referees: Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), José Reyes (MEX), Damir Javor (SLO)

Knockout roundEdit

Quarterfinal – ArgentinaEdit

August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17)
18:45
United States   105–78   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 31–19, 31–21, 18–17
Pts: Durant 27
Rebs: George 8
Asts: Durant 6
Pts: Scola 15
Rebs: Scola 10
Asts: Campazzo 9
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 11,700
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

Semifinal – SpainEdit

August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
15:30
Spain   76–82   United States
Scoring by quarter: 17–26, 22–19, 18–21, 19–16
Pts: Gasol 23
Rebs: Gasol 8
Asts: Rodríguez 5
Pts: Thompson 22
Rebs: Jordan 16
Asts: Lowry, Thompson 3
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,455
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), José Reyes (MEX), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA)

Final – SerbiaEdit

August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)
15:45
Serbia   66–96   United States
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 14–33, 14–27, 23–17
Pts: Nedović 14
Rebs: Jokić 4
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Durant 30
Rebs: Cousins 15
Asts: Lowry 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,658
Referees: José Reyes (MEX), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Juan García (ESP)

StatisticsEdit

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FGM Field goals made FGA Field goals attempted FG% Field goal percentage
3PM 3-point field goals made 3PA 3-point field goals attempted 3P% 3-point field goal percentage
FTM Free throws made FTA Free throws attempted FT% Free throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game PPG Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% RPG APG PPG
Kevin Durant 8 8 28.8 52 90 .578 25 43 .581 26 32 .813 5.0 3.5 19.4
Carmelo Anthony 8 8 23.3 33 84 .393 18 45 .400 13 21 .619 5.3 2.2 12.1
Jimmy Butler 8 0 14.4 13 38 .342 2 9 .222 17 18 .944 2.5 1.4 5.6
DeAndre Jordan 8 3 17.3 23 31 .742 0 0 -- 13 32 .406 6.1 0.8 7.4
Kyle Lowry 8 0 16.3 12 29 .414 3 11 .273 13 17 .765 3.3 3.8 5.0
Harrison Barnes 4 0 8.0 6 13 .462 1 3 .333 4 4 1.000 1.8 0.8 4.3
DeMar DeRozan 7 0 11.1 16 27 .593 0 2 .000 14 18 .778 1.4 0.9 6.6
Kyrie Irving 8 8 22.0 31 65 .477 9 24 .375 20 22 .909 2.5 4.9 11.4
Klay Thompson 8 6 21.1 28 77 .363 16 49 .327 7 9 .778 2.5 1.6 9.9
DeMarcus Cousins 8 5 14.6 27 44 .614 0 0 -- 19 23 .826 5.8 1.6 9.1
Paul George 8 2 19.0 32 70 .457 8 28 .286 18 21 .857 4.5 1.9 11.2
Draymond Green 8 0 9.8 5 22 .227 1 11 .090 4 7 .571 2.1 1.2 1.9
Total 8 8 200 278 590 .471 83 225 .369 168 224 .750 45.5 24.0 100.9
Opponents 8 8 200 231 538 .429 52 182 .286 113 147 .769 35.5 20.0 78.4

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Team at the time player was a candidate

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