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Leonard, Aldridge named as finalist for 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

Today, San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard have been named two of 30 finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball.

Leonard and Aldridge have been involved with Team USA camps in the past but have yet to be named to the final roster.

Should one or both of the players be named to the final roster, they could play with Gregg Popovich who will take over as head coach for Team USA after the Rio Games.

The rest of the finalists includes: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), John Wall (Washington Wizards); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).