The United States Men's National Basketball team is set to begin its pursuit of a fourth consecutive gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, which began with Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 23 (ET).
Ahead of the Olympic Games, Team USA held its training camp in Las Vegas, NV, where it took part in four exhibition games over eight days in preparation for the Olympics, opening with a friendly match against the Nigerian National Team.
Below, find all you need to know about Team USA's Olympic schedule and opponents, as well as a look back at its exhibition schedule and results.
2021 USA Basketball Men's National Team schedule
|July 24-Aug. 7||Tokyo Olympics||-||-|
|Sunday, July 25||USA vs. France||Saitama, Japan||8:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. PT|
|Wednesday, July 28||USA vs. Iran||Saitama, Japan||12:40 a.m. ET/9:40 p.m. PT|
|Saturday, July 31||USA vs. Czech Republic||Saitama, Japan||8:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. PT|
|Tuesday, Aug. 3||Men's Quarterfinals||Saitama, Japan||-|
|Thursday, Aug. 5||Men's Semifinals||Saitama, Japan||-|
|Friday, Aug. 6||Men's Gold Medal Game||Saitama, Japan||-|
|Saturday, Aug. 7||Men's Bronze Medal Game||Saitama, Japan||-|
|July 6-18||USA Men's National Team Training Camp||Mendenhall Center, UNLV||-|
|Saturday, July 10||Nigeria 90, USA 87||Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, NV||8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT|
|Monday, July 12||Australia 91, USA 83||Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, NV||8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT|
|Tuesday, July 13||USA 108, Argentina 80||Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, NV||6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT|
|Friday, July 16||USA vs. Australia (Exhibition) - Cancelled||Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, NV||6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, July 18||USA 83, Spain 76||Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, NV||9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT|
2021 USA Basketball Men's National Team roster
|4||Keldon Johnson||G||6'5"||San Antonio Spurs|
|5||Zach LaVine||G||6'5"||Chicago Bulls|
|6||Damian Lillard||G||6'2"||Portland Trail Blazers|
|7||Kevin Durant||F||6'10"||Brooklyn Nets|
|8||Khris Middleton||F||6'7"||Milwaukee Bucks|
|9||Jerami Grant||F||6'8"||Detroit Pistons|
|10||Jayson Tatum||F||6'8"||Boston Celtics|
|11||JaVale McGee||C||7'0"||Denver Nuggets|
|12||Jrue Holiday||G||6'3"||Milwaukee Bucks|
|13||Bam Adebayo||F/C||6'9"||Miami Heat|
|14||Draymond Green||F||6'6"||Golden State Warriors|
|15||Devin Booker||G||6'5"||Phoenix Suns|
After initially being named to the 12-man roster, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will no longer compete at the Tokyo Olympics after being placed under USA Basketball's health and safety protocols. Beal was replaced by San Antonio Spurs guard Keldon Johnson.
Kevin Love withdrew from the competition as part of ongoing recovery from a calf injury sustained during the 2020-21 NBA season. He was replaced by Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee.
Head coach: Gregg Popovich
Assistant coaches: Steve Kerr, Lloyd Pierce, Jay Wright, Ime Udoka, Chip Engelland
2021 USA Basketball opponents
Olympics, Group A
Team USA will be in Group A, along with Iran, France and the Czech Republic. After each team meets once during the Group Phase, the top two teams advance to the knockout round. Three of the four teams in Group A feature NBA talent.
France (July 25)
The French Men's National Team features a number of NBA players in addition to players with NBA experience like Nando de Colo, Vincent Poirier and Guerschon Yabusele.
- Nicolas Batum, LA Clippers
- Evan Fournier, Boston Celtics
- Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
- Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Brooklyn Nets
- Frank Ntilikina, New York Knicks
Czech Republic (July 31)
Winners of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, British Columbia, The Czech Republic's roster features a former lottery pick in Jan Vesely and one current NBA player.
- Tomas Satoransky, Chicago Bulls
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