Madrid-Spain has included Pau Gasol in the preliminary team for the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
40-year-old Gasol was one of the 18 athletes called by coach Sergio Scagliolo to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. Only 12 players make the final team.
The two NBA champions are about to play in his fifth Olympics. He was included after overcoming a long injury furlough and successfully returning to Barcelona this season. He will be 41 years old before the match begins on July 23rd.
Gasol’s brother, Mark, also made a list. Ricky Rubio.. Both played an important role for Spain, who won the world championship in China two years ago. A total of eight World Champions are on the preliminary list. Marc Gasol Play for Los Angeles Lakers..
Other names on the team include Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Rodríguez, Alex Abrines, Sergio Llull And the rookie Usman Galva, who is expected to be the first round pick in the NBA Draft next month.
The team will begin preparations in Madrid on Friday.
Spain is a three-time silver medalist at the Olympics. He won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
US men are seeking gold medals four times in a row.
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Spain includes Pau Gasol in Olympic reserve team
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