Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has pledged to join Team USA’s 12-player roster for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, his agent Alex Saratsis told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Meanwhile, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell declined an invitation to join the team, the sources added. Instead, Mitchell will use the time to recover and rehab from his right ankle injury.
The 23-year-old Adebayo, an All-Star in the 2019-20 season, averaged a career-best 18.7 points this season for the Heat. The former All-Star also averaged 9 rebounds and set a career-best record by averaging 5.4 assists.
Last week, sources told Wojnarowski that Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker also promised to play for Team USA and coach Gregg Popovich. Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers will reportedly also play in the Tokyo Games.
The United States also expects Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum to make the Tokyo-bound roster.
Some big names, like LeBron James and Jimmy Butler, have already decided not to compete this summer for various reasons.
The Americans, competing for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal, will reunite for training camp in Las Vegas on July 6.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.