Report: Bucks’ Middleton and Holiday commit to Team USA roster for Tokyo Olympics


Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) drives the ball in Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(WFRV) – Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton and point guard Jrue Holiday have committed to be part of Team USA’s 12 man roster for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The news comes as the Bucks are about to begin the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks at Fiserv Forum. Middleton has been a key piece in Milwaukee’s playoff run in 2021, averaging 23.3 points over the eleven games thus far. That includes to games scoring 35 points or more against the Brooklyn Nets in the previous seven game series.

Holiday averaged just over 15 points a game with and 7.5 assists during the postseason. The Bucks point guard has fought through some struggles when it comes to scoring during the playoffs, but did come up with some big buckets late in games during the Nets series. He’s also made a big impact on both ends of the floor defensively guarding the likes of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Below is the entire Team USA roster to date:

  • Trail Blazers G Damian Lillard
  • Nets G James Harden
  • Suns G Devin Booker
  • Wizards G Bradley Beal
  • Bucks SF Khris Middleton
  • Celtics SF Jayson Tatum
  • Nets F Kevin Durant
  • Warriors F Draymond Green
  • Cavaliers C Kevin Love
  • Heat C Bam Adebayo

MIddleton, Holiday and Suns guard Devin Booker are the only players left playing in the NBA Playoffs. Booker has said that he will not play with Team USA if Phoenix makes it to the Finals. We do not know at this time if Middleton and Holiday will follow suit.

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