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Warriors' Klay Thompson to Play For Team USA at Rio Games

Team USA on Thursday got a little bit better.

Warriors guard Klay Thompson will reportedly play for the United States in the upcoming Rio Games, joining teammate Draymond Green, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Stephen Curry will not play, as the two-time MVP is taking the summer to rest. Cleveland's LeBron James just announced earlier Thursday he, too, will not be participating.

Thompson, a two-time All-Star, is coming off his second straight NBA Finals appearance. He was the Warriors' second leading scorer in the team's record-breaking 2015-16 season, averaging 22.1 points a game.

The 6-foot-7 Thompson just finished his fifth season with the Warriors. It's his first trip to the Olympics.

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