Jimmy Butler accepts invite to play for USA in Olympics

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Jimmy Butler has accepted an offer to represent Team USA at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Butler, who has expressed his desire to play for the U.S. in the Olympics, recently affirmed that last week when he spoke with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons during an episode of The…

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Doug McDermott chosen for USA Basketball Select Team

Doug McDermott was announced as one of 25 NBA players named to USA Basketball’s Select Team on Tuesday. As part of the Select Team, McDermott will train alongside the USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp from July 18-21 in Las Vegas. McDermott will join other young NBA talent like Chicago natives Jahlil…

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Butler to participate in USA minicamp, Rose declines

(Photo credit: Mike DiNovo – USA TODAY Sports)   USA Basketball announced its roster for the 2015 Men’s National Team minicamp Thursday via press release, and Jimmy Butler is indeed listed among the eight players added to the National Team roster as previously reported.   This will be Butler’s first experience with the USA National…

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Butler invited to USA camp, Brooks and Dunleavy officially re-sign

(Photo credit: Chris Humphreys – USA TODAY Sports)   As if signing a max deal with the Bulls wasn’t enough to prove Jimmy Butler’s hard work and dedication had paid off, USA Basketball has invited the reigning Most Improved Player to its upcoming minicamp.   ESPN’s Marc Stein reported the news on Tuesday with Butler…

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