Shortly after the Kings drafted Georgios Papagiannis at No. 13, DeMarcus Cousins tweeted: Ian Begley of ESPN: Cousins is right. It does sound ridiculous. But sometimes ridiculous things are true.
The U.S. has selected its 12-player basketball roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, with the goal of winning the Americans' third straight Olympic gold medal. Durant and Anthony are the only players with Olympic experience after a number of stars, including LeBron James, decided to skip Rio. Also chosen Monday for the team were: Golden State's Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes; Toronto's Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan; Cleveland's Kyrie Irving; Indiana's Paul George; Chicago's Jimmy Butler; Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins and the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan. "We're very, very positive about the talent level and then the individual strengths of this team," USA Basketball chairman