*Every team’s first- and second-place groups advance to the knockout spherical along side the 2 absolute best third-place finishers. The remainder 4 groups are eradicated after the crowd level.
Quarterfinals: Aug. 2 & Aug. 3
Semifinals: Aug. 5
Finals: Aug. 6
Bronze Medal Recreation: Aug. 7
Boston Celtics famous person Jayson Tatum might be representing Staff USA. Tatum, 23, defined how he’s having a look ahead to his first Olympics. Lately employed Celtics head trainer Ime Udoka additionally has been serving to out the training team of workers.
Spain: The Spaniards are authentic most likely absolute best depicted by way of the reality they’re ranked No. 2 within the Global Basketball Federation (FIBA). Spain possesses the dimensions — Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol — that would end up a tricky matchup for Staff USA whilst level guard Ricky Rubio is without doubt one of the absolute best playmakers within the NBA. Spain additionally has the revel in and data on easy methods to play Staff USA, who earned an exhibition win over the Spaniards ultimate week.
Australia: The Aussies, No. 3 in FIBA, have by no means gained a medal however got here on the subject of profitable bronze in 2016. Australia’s roster comprises an in depth quantity of NBA gamers with Patty Turbines, Joe Ingles, Aron Baynes, Matisse Thybulle, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova and Josh Inexperienced.
France: It will be slightly unexpected if France and Staff USA weren’t the 2 groups to advance out of Workforce A. It’s a bunch headlined by way of Utah Jazz middle Rudy Gobert, however France has quite a lot of different NBA skills like Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Frank Ntilikina. France completed 6th within the Rio Olympics however may just flirt with the medal stand this time round.