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Team USA will head to the 2024 Olympics in Paris with a roster filled with some of the NBA's biggest stars and against what could be the most competitive field ever.

As the four-time defending Olympic gold-medal winner, Team USA will be favorites once again but could face stiff competition from teams like Canada and France.

Among those playing for Team USA are LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. Under coach Steve Kerr, the squad will look to get back onto the medal stand after Team USA finished fourth in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Team USA gathers in Las Vegas for a training camp and a July 10 exhibition match against Canada -- who boast NBA stars like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jamal Murray -- before two preparation games in Abu Dhabi and another pair in London.

Once in France, the team will play three Group C games in Lille on July 28 (Serbia), July 31 (South Sudan) and Aug. 3 (the winner of an Olympic qualifier). The knockout rounds then shift to Paris with the quarterfinals (Aug. 6), semifinals (Aug. 8) and gold-medal game (Aug. 10) at Accor Arena.

As we countdown to Paris 2024, we will have you covered with the latest news and analysis.

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USA Basketball upcoming exhibition games

July 10: Canada vs. USA (Las Vegas) July 15: Australia vs. USA (Abu Dhabi) July 17: Serbia vs. USA (Abu Dhabi) July 20: South Sudan vs. USA (London) July 22: Germany vs. USA (London)

Team USA Roster

Guards: Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns) Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves) Jrue Holiday (Boston Celtics) Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers). Forwards: LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns) Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)

Centers: Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)

Coaching staff: The Warriors' Steve Kerr will coach Team USA, assisted by Erik Spoelstra (Miami Heat), Tyronn Lue (LA Clippers) and Mark Few (Gonzaga).

Olympic qualifying tournaments

 The 2024 FIBA men's Olympic qualifying tournaments will take place July 2-7 in Greece, Latvia, Spain and Puerto Rico.

They will decide the final four spots to complete the 12-team field for the men's Olympic basketball tournament in Paris. They will join the other eight teams qualified: France, USA, Canada, Australia, South Sudan, Japan, Serbia and Germany.

Piraeus, Greece Group A July 2: Croatia 108, Slovenia 92 July 3: New Zealand 90, Croatia 86 July 4: Slovenia 104, New Zealand 78 

Group B July 2: Dominican Republic 90, Egypt 77 July 3: Greece 89, Dominican Republic 82 July 4: Greece 93, Egypt 71 Semifinals July 6: Greece vs. Slovenia July 6: Croatia vs. Dominican Republic Final July 7: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

Riga, Latvia

Group A July 2: Latvia 83, Georgia 59 July 3: Philippines 89, Latvia 80 July 4: Georgia 96, Philippines 94

Group B July 2: Brazil 81, Montenegro 72 July 3: Montenegro 70, Cameroon 66 July 4: Cameroon 77, Brazil 74

Semifinals July 6: Brazil vs. Philippines July 6: Cameroon vs. Latvia

Final July 7: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group A July 2: Lithuania 96, Mexico 84 July 3: Lithuania 97, Côte d'Ivoire 93 July 4: Mexico 92, Côte d'Ivoire 81

Group B July 2: Italy 114, Bahrain 53 July 3: Puerto Rico 99, Bahrain 56 July 4: Puerto Rico vs. Italy

Semifinals July 6: Group A winner vs. Group B second-place July 6: Group B winner vs. Group A second-place

Final July 7: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

Valencia, Spain

Group A July 2: Spain 104, Lebanon 59 July 3: Spain 89, Angola 81 July 4: Lebanon 74, Angola 70

Group B July 2: Bahamas 96, Finland 85 July 3: Bahamas 89, Poland 81 July 4: Finland 89, Poland 88

Semifinals July 6: Bahamas vs. Lebanon July 6: Finland vs. Spain

Final July 7: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

Paris Olympics schedule

The two teams from each of the three groups will qualify to the quarterfinals. The top two third-place teams also advance. The group-stage games will be played at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille. The quarterfinals, semifinals and medal games will be played at Accor Arena in Paris. 


July 27 Group A: Australia vs. TBD; TBD vs. Canada  Group B: Germany vs. Japan; France vs. TBD July 28 Group C: South Sudan: TBD; Serbia vs. USA July 30 Group A: TBD vs. TBD; Australia vs. Canada Group B: Japan vs. France; TBD vs. Germany July 31: Group C: TBD vs. Serbia; South Sudan vs. USA Aug. 2 Group A: Australia vs. TBD; Canada vs. TBD Group B: Japan vs. TBD; France vs. Germany Aug. 3 Group C: TBD vs. USA Group C: Serbia vs. South Sudan

QUARTERFINALS Aug. 6 Four games



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