The Olympics, unlike the FIBA World Cup, attract the NBA's biggest names.
Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson said Thursday that he wants to be on Team USA next summer in Tokyo. "I would love to play (for) Team USA," Thompson told The Athletic's Marcus Thompson. "That is the plan. I would love to be on the Olympic team."
Thompson would likely join fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry on the squad. Curry said this week he plans to play in Japan. The two-time NBA MVP has never played in an Olympics, missing the 2016 Games with a knee issue. Thompson won gold for the USA at that event.
Participation is health permitting, however. Thompson isn't expected to play until February of the upcoming NBA season as he recovers from the torn ACL he suffered in Game 6 of The Finals.