Injury-hit Harden out of US basketball team’s Olympics squad

Popular Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden reportedly withdrew from the US national basketball team’s Olympics squad due to a hamstring injury.

An NBA insider said on Twitter, “Nets’ James Harden has withdrawn from Team USA coming off his hamstring injury during the postseason, sources said.”

In a separate tweet, the source said Chicago Bulls All-Star guard Zach LaVine joined the US roster for this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo.

The tweet also listed the US basketball team roster composed of “Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Zach LaVine, Kevin Love, Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton and Jerami Grant.”

Another NBA insider said that Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul “declined an invitation to play for Team USA in the Summer Olympics.”

The Suns are now playing in the 2021 NBA Conference finals. They are battling the Los Angeles Clippers in the West finals.

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