Predictions for the 2024 USA Olympic Basketball Team: 12 players selected for the roster in Paris 2024

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As summer approaches, excitement is growing for the 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony in Paris. Top basketball players from around the world will come together in the City of Light to compete in July. The United States is looking to maintain its strong performance at the Summer Games, having secured all but one gold medal since NBA players were allowed to join in 1992. They are predicted to be the favorites in Arizona sports betting once again.

The U.S. men’s team ended their three-time gold medal run in 2004 by winning bronze in Athens. However, they quickly bounced back and went on to easily win gold in the 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Games.

This summer, head coach Steve Kerr and Managing Director Grant Hill face the challenging task of choosing only 12 players from a group of 41 highly skilled stars for the opening game of the 2024 games.

After careful consideration, yengols.com has examined the chances of NBA stars like Devin Booker and Kevin Durant being chosen for the 2024 team. These odds are not yet offered on Arizona betting apps, so stay tuned to yengols.com for updates as the Games draw nearer.

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Chances of making the 2024 USA Basketball Team

Player

Odds

Percentage Chance

1. LeBron James, Lakers

-100000

99.9%

2. Kevin Durant, Suns

-100000

99.9%

3. Stephen Curry, Warriors

-100000

99.9%

4. Jayson Tatum, Celtics

-100000

99.9%

5. Joel Embiid, 76ers

-100000

99.9%

6. Anthony Davis, Lakers

-15000

99.3%

7. Devin Booker, Suns

-15000

99.3%

8. Damian Lillard, Bucks

-2000

95.2%

9. Bam Adebayo, Heat

-1800

94.7%

10. Jrue Holiday, Celtics

-500

83.3%

11. Anthony Edwards, T’Wolves

-250

71.4%

12. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

-150

60%

Tyrese Haliburton, Pacers

+250

28.6%

Jimmy Butler, Heat

+500

16.7%

Paul George, Clippers

+700

12.5%

Jaylen Brown, Celtics

+1000

9.1%

Draymond Green, Warriors

+1000

9.1%

Chet Holmgren, Thunder

+2000

4.8%

Mikal Bridges, Nets

+6000

1.6%

Paolo Banchero, Magic

+6000

1.6%

The Field

+4000

2.4%

Which NBA players are likely to be chosen to represent Team USA in 2024?

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry are all strong candidates to participate in the 2024 games and be honored in the Hall of Fame one day. If they decide to play for the U.S. team this summer, they are almost guaranteed a spot on the roster.

The 2024 U.S. Olympic basketball team is set to be stacked with talent, including the 2023 MVP winner Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum of the Celtics, who is considered a top MVP contender by bet365 Arizona. These two players join three other highly favored athletes to round out the guaranteed roster, all with odds at -100000 to secure their spots on the team.

Including locks like Anthony Davis from the L.A. Lakers and Booker (-15000 each) will solidify the top seven picks for Kerr and his team in 2024. Other strong contenders on the cusp include Damian Lillard from the Milwaukee Bucks (-2000), Bam Adebayo from the Miami Heat (-1800), Jrue Holiday from the Celtics (-500), Anthony Edwards from the Minnesota Timberwolves (-250), and seasoned player Kawhi Leonard from the L.A. Clippers (-150).

This suggests that skilled NBA players such as Tyrese Haliburton of the Indiana Pacers (+250), Jimmy Butler of the Heat (+500), and Paul George of the Clippers (+700), as well as Jaylen Brown of the Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren (+1000 each), are not among the top 12 players projected to be on the Paris team’s roster.

This is the reality when competing for a spot on a team with a remarkable record of winning 58 out of 62 Olympic games since 1992. Not even the best players are assured a spot on the 12-man roster for the 2024 Olympics.

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Kyle Terada took the photo for USA Today.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, has worked for ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he is the lead writer at yengols.com.

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