LeBron James won’t be there. Neither will Steph Curry, Chris Paul or James Harden.
But Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson are on the U.S. men’s basketball roster headed to the 2016 Summer Olympics, and that should be good enough to make the Americans a gold-medal favorite.
With a spate of NBA stars withdrawing because of fatigue and injury, USA Basketball announced its official team on Monday.
“We have lightning-quick guards who can score as well as distribute the basketball,” Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. “We have great shooters and explosive scorers, we’re big and athletic, and I think we’ll really be...