FILE – In this March 30, 2016 file photo, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts to a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knick has agreed to chase a fourth Olympic men’s basketball medal, while Toronto teammates Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan will also play for the U.S.
The person told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Americans were still awaiting decisions from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving but had solidified 10 of their 12 roster spots.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the roster discussions were to remain private. The roster is to be selected Monday.
James said Wednesday during Cleveland’s victory celebration that he was leaning toward not playing. That would leave Anthony alone in trying to become the most decorated men’s basketball Olympian ever.
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Indiana’s Paul George, Golden State’s Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Chicago’s Jimmy Butler and the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan are also committed to play for the two-time defending champions in Rio.