Team USA cuts list of finalists down to 30 for 2016 Olympic roster

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Before today, Team USA had 35 players on tap for mini-camp to compete for a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics (they started with 34, but since added Andre Iguodala). 

They’ve announced today the list has been cut down to 30 finalists to make the 12-man roster: 

  • LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 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)
  • James Harden (Houston Rockets)
  • Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
  • Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets)
  • Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors)
  • Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
  • John Wall (Washington Wizards)
  • Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

The five cuts include Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, Chandler Parsons, and Mason Plumlee.

Team USA will pick a final roster in late June.

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