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DeMar DeRozan and Derrick White named finalists for Team USA

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A pair of San Antonio Spurs guards join an exclusive group of 57 finalist for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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DeMar DeRozan and Derrick White have been named finalists for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team.

White was part of the underachieving United States National Team that placed seventh at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and the Spurs combo guard averaged 5.9 points and 2.5 assists per game.

DeRozan won a gold medal with Team USA at both the 2014 FIBA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the four-time All-Star played an integral role as the first guard off the bench.

Although LaMarcus Aldridge was also among the 57 finalists named on Thursday morning, his time with the San Antonio Spurs has come to an end as the parties have mutually agreed to part ways.

Gregg Popovich is the head coach of the U.S. National Team, and Steve Kerr, Lloyd Pierce, and Jay Wright fill out a star-studded bench staff of assistant coaches joining the NBA legend in Tokyo.

Former Silver and Black franchise cornerstone Kawhi Leonard recently expressed interest in reuniting with coach Pop for the 2021 Olympics, though it was a less than solid commitment.

USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo and Team USA will announce the final cuts for an official 12-man roster later this year.