Many of Team USA's stars opted to skip this summer's FIBA World Cup, but barring any unforeseen circumstances, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry plans to represent the U.S. at next year's Olympics in Tokyo.
"Definitely wanna go," Curry told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "I've never been on the Olympic team. I've been on two World Cup Championship gold-medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it."
The Americans' seventh-place finish at the World Cup was their lowest placing in a major tournament since NBA players were allowed to participate in 1992. The U.S. finished sixth when it hosted the 2002 World Cup.
However, Curry believes Team USA remains the favorite as long as its top stars commit to playing at the 2020 Olympics.
"We're still the best," Curry said. "If we get the guys that are supposed to be there, in terms of, you know, representing us in the Olympic stage and the commitment's been there, and I think it'll be there next year."
"I plan on being a part of that. I plan on playing," Lillard told James McKern of news.com.au.