The NBA officially announced on Monday the Team USA preliminary roster for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which included Denver Nuggets big man, Mason Plumlee.
Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard and Klay Thompson -- they're all on the @usabasketball 44-man preliminary roster for the Tokyo Olympics just officially announced ... pic.twitter.com/Y6RzKfJer4— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 10, 2020
Plumlee is looking to make his first Olympic roster after playing for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup this past summer. In six games at the FIBA World Cup, Plumlee averaged 7.9 minutes, 1.3 points, and 2.7 rebounds per game. Team USA wound up taking seventh in the World Cup after two early losses in bracket play to France and Serbia.
There are a ton of big names on the preliminary roster, including some promising centers that Plumlee will be competing with for a spot. Bam Adebyao, Montrezl Harrell, Andre Drummond, Dwight Howard, and Anthony Davis stand out as Plumlee’s greatest competition.
The Summer Olympics will officially kick off on July 24th with group stage beginning for Team USA on July 26th. USA has won gold at the last three Olympics and will look to rebound after their disappointing performance in the World Cup.