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2 More NBA Stars Reportedly Commit To Team USA

kevin love runs onto the court during a game for the cleveland cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love runs onto the court. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Team USA men's basketball added two players to its roster on Tuesday, growing the squad to 10 total so far.

Team USA will be led by some of the best NBA stars, including Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard and James Harden. Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green, Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, Bam Adebayo are also in the mix.

The roster grew from eight to 10 players on Tuesday. Team USA has reportedly received commitments from two other NBA stars: Milwaukee'sKhris Middleton and Cleveland'sKevin Love.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski has the

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton has committed to joining Team USA's 12-man roster for the Summer Olympics, @excelbasketball agent Mike Lindeman tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2021

">scoop on the latest Team USA updates.

The Khris Middleton addition makes plenty of sense. Kevin Love? Not so much.

The Cleveland forward has disappeared from the spotlight ever since LeBron James left the Cavaliers. He averaged just 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25 games this past season. His 12.2-points-per-game average was the lowest since his rookie year in Minnesota.

There is one plausible explanation for the Love addition, though. Team USA is low on forwards. Draymond Green and Bam Adebayo are the only true bigs, and Love will allow Team USA to further stretch the floor with a decent shooting forward.

Middleton, meanwhile, should see quality minutes at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. He's emerged as a true shooting star, especially in this year's NBA Playoffs.

The Tokyo Olympics commence later this summer on Friday, July 23. Team USA's first exhibition game will be against Nigeria on July 10.