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Tokyo Olympics Men's Basketball Team Rosters And Players

Basketball has been part of the Olympics as a medal sport since 1936. The 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sporting extravaganza is set to take place from July 25 to Aug. 7. The USA has dominated the gold medal tally in both the men's and women's categories.


List of the teams participating - 


Group A


Iran

France

United States 

Czech Republic


Group B


Australia

Germany

Italy

Nigeria


Group C


Argentina 

Japan (host)

Spain

Slovenia


Japan Team Roster (host nation)


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PlayerPosition
Yuki TogashiPoint guard
Makoto HiejimaShooting guard
Rui Hachimura (C)Power forward
Leo VendramePoint guard
Yuta WatanabeSmall forward
Kosuke KanamaruSmall forward
Yudai BabaSmall forward
Gavin EdwardsForward - center
Daiki TanakaShooting guard
Avi SchaferCenter
Hugh WatanabePower forward
Tenketsu Harimoto Small forward


Among the final 12, host nation Japan is the lowest-ranked squad from the FIBA men's rankings. Since 1976, where they finished 11th of 12 without a win,. this is their first participation in Olympic men's basketball. The team is coming off a winless 0-5 record in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.


NBA players in the team


Rui Hachimura - Washington Wizards

Yuta Watanabe - Totonto Raptors


Argentina Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Luca VildozaPoint guard
Luis Scola (C)Forward - center
Facundo CampazzoPoint guard
Nicolás Laprovíttola Point guard
Nicolás BrussinoSmall forward
Máximo FjellerupGuard
Marcos DelíaCenter
Gabriel DeckForward
Juan Pablo VauletSmall forward
Patricio GarinoGuard/Forward
Tayavek GallizziCenter
Lautaro BerraCenter
Leandro BolmaroShooting guard
Francisco CáffaroCenter
Juan FernándezPower forward

Ranked fourth in the FIBA Men's ranking, the Argentina national men’s basketball team is coming off a silver-medal finish at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Apart from the USA, they are the only nation to have won a basketball gold medal in the men's category. They won the gold medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics, and have also won the bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.


NBA players in the team


Facundo Campazzo - Denver Nuggets

Leandro Bolmaro - Minnesota Timberwolves

Gabriel Deck - Oklahoma City Thunder 

Lucas Vildoza - New York Knicks 

Luis Scola (former)


Australia Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Aron BaynesCenter
Matthew Dellavedova Guard
Dante ExumGuard
Chris GouldingGuard
Josh GreenGuard
Joe InglesForward
Nick KayForward
Jock LandaleForward - center
Patty MillsGuard
Duop ReathCenter
Nathan SobeyGuard
Matisse ThybulleGuard/Forward

Australia has one of the talented rosters in this year's Olympics. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, they lost the bronze medal to Spain by just one point (89-88). Three years later, at the FIBA World Cup in 2019, they finished fourth which allowed them to directly qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. 


NBA players in the team


Patty Mills - San Antonio Spurs

Aron Baynes - Toronto Raptors

Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz

Dante Exum- Houston Rockets

Josh Green - Dallas Mavericks

Matisse Thybulle - Philadelphia 76ers

Matthew Dellavedova (former)


Czech Republic Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Patrik AudaForward - center
Tomáš VyoralPoint guard
Patrick SamouraGuard
Tomáš Satoranský (C)Point guard
Blake SchilbForward
Ondřej BalvínCenter
Jakub ŠiřinaPoint guard
Martin PeterkaCenter
Jaromír BohačíkShooting guard
Ondřej SehnalGuard
Lukáš PalyzaForward
Jan VeselýCenter


Czech Republic finished sixth in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. They won their qualifying tournament in Victoria, Canada, rebounding from an opening game loss at the hands of Turkey. They also demonstrated a dominant performance over Greece, leading them to the finals eventually. Their tournament win meant it was their first-ever appearance at the Olympics since the separation of Czechoslovakia.


NBA players in the team


Tomas Satoransky - Chicago Bulls


France Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Andrew AlbicyPoint guard
Nicolas Batum (C)Guard/Forward
Nando de ColoGuard
Moustapha FallCenter
Evan FournierGuard/Forward
Rudy GobertCenter
Thomas HeurtelPoint guard
Timothé Luwawu-CabarrotGuard/Forward
Amath M'BayePower forward
Frank NtilikinaPoint guard
Vincent PoirierForward/Center
Guerschon YabuselePower forward

France finished third in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, directly qualifying them for the Tokyo Olympics. This is their third consecutive Olympics, their longest such streak since 1960. They finished sixth in the - 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics, and will be keen to get a podium finish. France has only two Olympic basketball medals, both Silver (1948, 2000).


NBA players in the team


Rudy Gobert - Utah Jazz

Nicolas Batum - LA Clippers

Evan Fournie - Boston Celtics

Frank Ntilikina - New York Knicks 

Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot - Brooklyn Nets

Nando de Colo (former)

Guerschon Yabusele (former)

Vincent Poirier (former)


Germany Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Isaac BongaGuard
Joshiko SaibouGuard
Maodo LôGuard
Niels GiffeyForward
Jan Niklas WimbergForward
Johannes VoigtmannCenter
Robin BenzingForward
Moritz WagnerForward
Lukas WankForward
Danilo BarthelForward
Johannes ThiemannForward
Andreas ObstGuard


This will be Germany's sixth appearance at the Olympics men's basketball tournament. It is their first since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and the 2019 FIBA World Cup. They finished 18th out of the 32 participating teams in the World Cup. To seal their 2020 Summer Olympics berth, they won a qualifying tournament against Brazil.


NBA players in the team


Moritz Wagner - Orlando Magic

Isaac Bonga - Washington Wizards 


Iran Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Mohammad Sina VahediGuard
Philip JalalpoorPoint guard
Mohammad HassanzadehPower forward
Saeid DavarpanahSmall forward
Mohammad JamshidiSmall forward
Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (C)Small forward
Hamed HaddadiCenter
Navid RezaeifarShooting guard
Mike RostampourPower forward
Aaron GeramipoorCenter
Arsalan KazemiPower forward
Behnam YakhchaliShooting guard

Iran is the only team from Asia qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. It’s their third appearance in the Olympics with the previous qualifications in 1948 and 2008. The three-time Asia Cup Champions (2007, 2009, 2013) finished 23rd in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. It was their third consecutive World Cup, and the most they have played in a row. 


NBA players in the team


No NBA players


Italy Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Marco SpissuPoint guard
Nico MannionPoint guard
Stefano TonutShooting guard
Danilo GallinariPower forward
Nicolò Melli (C)Power forward
Simone FontecchioSmall forward
Amedeo TessitoriCenter
Giampaolo RicciPower forward
Riccardo MoraschiniSmall forward
Michele VitaliShooting guard
Achille PolonaraPower forward
Alessandro PajolaPoint guard


Italy are currently ranked 12th in the FIBA world rankings. They qualified for the Olympics by winning the Qualifying Tournament against Serbia. One of the founding nations of FIBA, Italy is making its first Olympic basketball appearance since their Silver medal finish in 2004 at Athens. In a total of 12 Olympics appearances, they have won two Silver medals (1980, 2004).


NBA players in the team


Nicolo Mannion - Golden State Warriors  

Danilo Gallinari - Atlanta Hawks 


Nigeria Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Ike IroegbuPoint guard
Stan OkoyeShooting guard
Ekpe UdohCenter
Chimezie MetuPower forward
Josh OkogieShooting guard
Gabe VincentPoint guard
Jordan NworaSmall forward
Precious AchiuwaForward/Center
Caleb AgadaPoint guard
Obi EmeganoShooting guard
Michael GbinijeGuard/Forward
Chima MonekePower forward
Jahlil OkaforCenter
KZ OkpalaGuard/Forward
Miye OniGuard/Forward


The rising basketball power in Africa, Nigeria is making its third appearance in the Olympics. Their first being at the 2012 London Olympics. Ranked 22nd in the world, Nigeria is the only country from Africa to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.


NBA players in the team


Precious Achiuwa - Miami Heat

KZ Okpala - Miami Heat

Miye Oni - Utah Jazz

Josh Okogie - Minnesota Timberwolves

Jordan Nwora - Milwaukee Bucks

Chimezie Metu - Sacramento Kings

Jahlil Okafor - Detroit Pistons

Gabe Vincent - Miami Heat


Slovenia Team Roster



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PlayerPosition
Luka RupnikPoint guard
Aleksej NikolicGuard
Klemen PrepelicGuard
Edo MuricForward
Mike TobeyCenter
Jaka BlazicShooting guard
Gregor HrovatSmall forward
Ziga DimecCenter
Zoran DragicForward
Vlatko CancarSmall forward
Jakob CebasekGuard/Forward
Luka DoncicGuard


The Slovenian national basketball team could be the next rising giant, not just in Europe, but on the global stage, with Luka Doncic leading them. The reigning EuroBasketball champions clinched their ticket to their first-ever Olympics since the separation of Yugoslavia by winning the qualifying tournament against Lithuania.


NBA players in the team


Luka Doncic - Dallas Mavericks

Vlatko Canca - Denver Nuggets 



 Spain Team Roster


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PlayerPosition
Xabier López-Arostegui Shooting guard
Pau GasolCenter
Rudy FernándezShooting guard
Sergio RodríguezPoint guard
Darío BrizuelaShooting guard
Ricky RubioPoint guard
Victor ClaverSmall forward
Carlos AlocénPoint guard
Marc GasolCenter
Willy HernangómezCenter
Usman GarubaPower forward
Pierre OriolaPower forward
Alberto AbaldeSmall forward
Álex AbrinesSmall forward
Sergio LlullGuard/Forward
Juancho HernangómezPower forward


The reigning World Cup champions will be heavy favourites to secure a medal in this year’s Olympics, having done so in three of the previous Summer Olympics (Silver in 2008 & 2012, and Bronze in 2016). Currently world no. 2, Spain is making their sixth straight appearance at the Summer Olympics and will be definitely keen to extend their medals tally. 


NBA players in the team


Ricky Rubio - Minnesota Timberwolves

Marc Gasol - LA Lakers

Willy Hernangomez - New Orleans Pelicans

Alex Abrines (former)

Rudy Fernandez (former)

Pau Gasol (former)


USA Team Roster



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 PlayerPosition
Bam AdebayoForward/center
Keldon JohnsonForward
Devin BookerGuard
Kevin DurantForward
Jerami GrantForward
Draymond GreenForward
Jrue HolidayGuard
Zach LaVineGuard
Damian LillardGuard
Javale McGeeCenter
Khris MiddletonForward
Jayson TatumForward


With three straight gold medals, Team USA’s dominance might seem to fade with the rise of talent around the world. They finished seventh in the 2019 FIBA World Cup which snapped their 12-year run of dominance of winning gold in every international tournament they participated in (Olympics: 2008, 2012, 2016; FIBA World Cup: 2010, 2014 and the 2017 FIBA Americas). So it’s only a matter of time that’ll tell if they are far from being the gold medal favorite or not.


NBA players in the team


Bam Adebayo - Miami Heat

Keldon Johnson - San Antonio Spurs

Devin Booker - Phoenix Suns

Kevin Durant - Brooklyn Nets

Jerami Grant - Detroit Pistons

Draymond Green - Golden State Warriors

Jrue Holiday - Milwaukee Bucks

Zach LaVine - Chicago Bulls

Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers

JaVale McGee - Denver Nuggets

Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks

Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics

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