Report: Draymond Green to play for Team USA at Rio Olympics

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green fell just short of helping his team win their second straight NBA title, but he can now help his country on a bigger scale. There are reports that he will be a part of Team USA when the basketball team heads down to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

ESPN reported that the four-year veteran accepted his invitation to the 2016 Olympics only hours after his Warriors fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Green was named one of the 31 finalists for this year’s team back in January and he has only helped his case since then. He was an All-Star and averaged 14 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists through the regular season.

Those stats improved through the playoffs as he averaged 15.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists. This would be Draymond Green’s first appearance on Team USA.

He will likely join DaMarcus Cousins, who has reportedly already accepted an invitation, and Kevin Durant, who is expected to accept the invitation in the coming days.

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