LeBron James Moves One Step Closer to Teaming up With Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid: Potential Starting Lineup for Paris Olympics 2024

Published 01/23/2024, 8:01 PM EST

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Team USA has taken the first step towards redemption. USA Basketball announced a player pool of 41 athletes, out of which 12 players will be selected to represent Team USA in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The 41-athlete pool includes some of the biggest names in the NBA, including LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

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The pool was selected by USA Basketball Men’s National Team managing director and former NBA player Grant Hill. Let’s take a look at Team USA’s potential starting lineup for the Paris Olympics as LeBron James inches closer to teaming up with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Joel Embiid.

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The 41-player pool announced by USA Basketball has some of the best players in the world. Of the 41 players, 28 have already represented their country in either the Olympics or the FIBA World Cup. So, it will be a difficult decision to choose the final 12 players to represent Team USA. However, a few players seem like an instant lock for the final roster.

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If USA Basketball takes experience into consideration, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry are guaranteed to be in the final 12. LeBron and KD have each won 3 medals in the Olympics. Although Steph has never played in the Olympics, he has two FIBA World Cup victories in his bag.

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Philadelphia 76ers Center Joel Embiid is an obvious choice for the Center position. He is the reigning NBA MVP and is playing even better this season. There are several great options for the shooting guard position. However, Devin Booker or Jayson Tatum might make the cut for the starting lineup.

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So, the potential starting lineup for Team USA could be Stephen Curry at point guard, Devin Booker at shooting guard, LeBron James at small forward, Kevin Durant at power forward, and Joel Embiid at Center.

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Apart from the expected star-studded starting lineup, 7 more players will be added as bench players. With Center position being the least crowded, Anthony Davis or Bam Adebayo are expected to be the backup for Embiid. Among young players, Anthony Edwards is most likely to make the final 12 in the shooting guard position. He has played great all season and led the Timberwolves to the top seed in the West. Tyrese Haliburton is also a frontrunner for the point guard position, as he is leading the league in assists this season.

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The final 12 players for Team USA could be Stephen Curry, Tyrese Haliburton, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, Anthony Edwards, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Bam Adebayo, Anthony Davis, and Joel Embiid. The final Team USA roster will be announced after the end of this season.

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