Warriors hope to land five stars on Team USA
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By Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer

STANFORD, Calif. -- Not only do the Golden State Warriors have a chance to win a third straight NBA championship this season, they also can become the first NBA franchise to land five players on Team USA.

On Thursday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was named an assistant on Gregg Popovich's Team USA staff for this summer's Basketball World Cup in China and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. In the wake of that news, 2016 gold medalist Klay Thompson said the possibility of representing his country alongside Golden State teammates Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins would be special.

Steve Kerr was named an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich on Team USA.

LeBron James' first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN's most-watched preseason game ever.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Draymond Green is "doing better" and is expected to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Lakers.

"That would be awesome," Thompson told ESPN. "I don't know if that's ever happened in the history of the NBA, so that would be awesome. It gets me excited just thinking about...



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