USA Olympic Basketball Team 2024 Predictions: 12-Team Roster For Paris 2024

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While spring has only recently sprung, summer is just around the corner, which means that the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is drawing nearer by the day, with some of the world’s best basketball players taking to the City of Light in July. This summer, the United States will look to extend its winning streak at the Summer Games, with the U.S. taking home all but one of the game’s gold medals since NBA players were allowed to compete in 1992. Safe to say, they will again be the favorites across Arizona sports betting.

The exception was in 2004, when the U.S. crashed out of the men’s side of the bracket, finishing with a bronze medal in Athens to snap the country’s gold medal streak at three, though they’ve gone on to capture said award without much trouble in the 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 Games.  

This summer, head coach Steve Kerr will have to narrow down a star-studded player pool from 41 to 12 in time for the opening contest of the 2024 games, with Kerr and Managing Director Grant Hill having the honor of picking this year’s men’s team.  

With that in mind, BetArizona.com broke down some hypothetical odds on which NBA stars could find their way onto the 2024 team, with Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and forward Kevin Durant making the cut ... for now. You won't yet find these odds on Arizona betting apps, so stick with BetArizona.com in the leadup to the Games.

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Odds To Make 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 Will Represent Team USA In 2024?

The odds-on favorites to reach the 2024 games are all future Hall of Famers, with LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry all sure to make the cut if they want to play for the U.S. once again this summer.  

Throw in 2023 MVP winner Joel Embiid and the Celtics' Jayson Tatum (an MVP candidate over at bet365 Arizona) and you have the full list of players that are virtual locks to play for the U.S. in 2024, with all five listed at -100000 to make the team. 

Throw in other virtual locks like Anthony Davis of the L.A. Lakers and Booker (-15000 each) and you have the top seven for Kerr and his staff in 2024. Current fringe candidates include Damian Lillard of the Milwaukee Bucks (-2000), Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat (-1800), Jrue Holiday of the Celtics (-500), Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves (-250) and L.A. Clippers veteran Kawhi Leonard (-150).  

That means that All-Pro level NBA talent like 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 on the wrong end of the bubble at the moment to make the 12-man roster in Paris.  

Those are the breaks, however, when you’re trying to play for the country that’s won 58 of 62 Olympic contests since the 1992 games in Barcelona, with the best of the best still not having a guaranteed spot on the country’s 12-man roster in 2024.  

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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