Cavs’ Kevin Love Among Team USA Commits

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has committed to play for the U.S. men’s basketball team ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Kevin Love

Love joins a growing list of reported Team USA commits, which already includes the following: Nets forward Kevin Durant, Nets guard James Harden, Bucks forward Khris Middleton, Suns point guard Chris Paul, Heat power forward Bam Adebayo, Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, Celtics guard/forward Jayson Tatum, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard and Warriors forward Draymond Green.

Other stars such as Lakers forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Nets point guard Kyrie Irving and Heat guard/forward Jimmy Butler are not expected to participate.

Love, 32, appeared in just 25 games this past season and averaged career-lows in points (12.2) and rebounds (7.4).

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will serve as coach of Team USA, which announced 57 finalists for the Olympic roster in March and needs to turn in a 12-man roster by July 5. No date has been determined for the start of training camp in Las Vegas.

As an aside, the Finals start on July 8, with a potential Game 7 set for July 22. The Olympics are scheduled to begin July 23 in Tokyo.

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