Rio 2016: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in US Olympic basketball squad

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Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony and Klay Thompson have all been named in the US squad for the Olympics.

Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder also made the 12-man team.

Thompson's Golden State Warriors team-mates Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green were also named, but Steph Curry, the NBA's most valuable player, had already ruled himself out.

Irving's Cleveland Cavaliers team-mate LeBron James also withdrew in June,explaining: "I could use the rest."

James led the Cavaliers to this season's NBA title as they became the first team to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven finals against the Warriors.

The US will be favourites to win a third consecutive Olympic gold under coach Mike Krzyzewski, who will leave after the games following a decade in the job.

Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs is set to replace him after Rio.

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The Americans play five warm-up games before the start of the men's Olympic tournament on 6 August.

US team in full

Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, Paul George,Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson.

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