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Warriors Send 3 to Olympics, Has the Most Players on Team USA



    Warriors Send 3 to Olympics, Has the Most Players on Team USA
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    Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors sit on the sideline during a game against the Denver Nuggets on April 15, 2015 in Oakland, California.

    Warriors forwards Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green and guard Klay Thompson have been selected to participate on the 2016 USA Basketball National Team that will compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, the team announced on Monday.

    The Warriors are the only NBA team with three representatives on the Olympic squad; every other team representing the United States is only sending one player.

    "It's an honor to go to Rio," Green said in a video statement.

    Earlier this month, Warriors’ MVP Steph Curry announced he would not play in the Olympics because of his ankle and knee issues. He withdrew his name from the list of eligible players.

    To get ready to play against 12 other nations, Team USA will play five domestic exhibition games as part of the USA Basketball Showcase, including a contest at Oracle Arena on July 26.

    The 2016 USA Basketball National Team coaching staff features USA head coach and Duke University’s Naismith Hall of Fame mentor Mike Krzyzewski, whom Green called "Coach K."

    The other players comprising Team USA are: Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knics, Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    The Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Aug. 5 to 21.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com or 408-432-4758. Follow on Twitter at @ljfernandez