Report: Kyrie Irving Accepts Team USA Invite, Completes Roster

by June 26, 2016

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Fresh off an impressive Game 7 performance in the NBA Finals, Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving has accepted an invite to play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics this summer. Irving

Irving’s commitment comes after his teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love declined the invite to travel to South America for the tournament.

ESPN‘s Marc Stein had the report first.

Sources told ESPN that Irving, after deliberating all week following the Cavaliers’ championship run, has informed USA Basketball that he will be on the plane for Rio, completing the team’s roster.

 

Irving, the MVP of the 2014 Basketball World Cup, averaged 19.6 points and 4.7 assists for the Cavaliers this season.

Check out the roster breakdown below:

Guards
Kyrie Irving
Kyle Lowry
Jimmy Butler
Klay Thompson
DeMar DeRozan

Forwards
Kevin Durant
Paul George
Draymond Green
Carmelo Anthony
Harrison Barnes

Centers
DeMarcus Cousins
DeAndre Jordan