The United States' chances of winning a fourth consecutive gold medal at the 2020 Olympics - postponed to this summer because of COVID-19 - just improved drastically.
Already a two-time Olympic gold medal recipient, Kevin Durant plans to join Team USA in Tokyo this July:
Durant missed his first season with the Nets in 2019-20 as he recovered from a right Achilles tendon tear that he suffered while playing for the Golden State Warriors in the 2018-19 NBA Finals.
The 11-time All-Star returned to action this past season, and was excellent in his first actual playing time with the Nets, averaging 26.9 points per game, along with 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
Durant will join his former Warriors teammate Draymond Green on the roster, along with Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum and Bradley Beal. Gregg Popovich has replaced Mike Krzyzewski as Team USA's head coach.