Paris Olympics

USA Basketball: Schedule for Paris Olympics & exhibitions

Find out when Team USA will hit the floor during the Paris Olympics this summer.

Jayson Tatum and Team USA pulled away from Canada 86-72 in their first exhibition in preparation for the Paris Olympics.

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The USA Men’s Basketball team will compete in the Paris Olympics this summer with a roster featuring some of the NBA’s biggest stars. 

Exhibition games begin July 10 and Olympic action tips off July 27.

See below to find out when Team USA is scheduled to play during the Paris Olympics, the dates for their exhibition games in Las Vegas and the players on the U.S. roster. 

Team USA exhibition schedule

Training camp for Team USA will be held in Las Vegas before exhibition matchups against Canada, Australia, Serbia, South Sudan and Germany. Here’s the full exhibition schedule for Team USA:

Date  Time (ET)  Opponent  Location  Time (Local)  Television (U.S.) 
July 10 10:30 p.m.  USA 86, Canada 72  Las Vegas, NV  7:30 p.m.  FS1 
July 15 12 p.m.  Australia  Abu Dhabi, UAE  8 p.m.  FS1 
July 17 12 p.m.  Serbia  Abu Dhabi, UAE  8 p.m.  FS1 
July 20 3 p.m.  South Sudan  London, UK  8 p.m.  FOX 
July 22 3 p.m.  Germany  London, UK  8 p.m.  FOX 

Paris Olympics schedule

The men’s basketball action tips off on July 27 — one day after the Opening Ceremony in Paris — with 12 countries competing in the initial Group Phase.

Team USA will play in Group C against Serbia, South Sudan, and the winner of the Puerto Rico Qualifying Tournament. The top two finishers in each Group, plus the two best third-place teams, advance to the Final Phase – a single-elimination, eight-team tournament to determine gold, silver and bronze medals.

Group Phase games will be played at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be played at Bercy Arena in Paris.

Date  Time (ET)  Opponent  Location  Time (Local) 
July 28 11:15 a.m.  Serbia  Lille, France  5:15 p.m. 
July 31  3 p.m.  South Sudan  Lille, France  9 p.m. 
Aug. 3 11:15 a.m.  W OQT PUR  Lille, France  5:15 p.m. 

The full schedule for the men’s basketball 5-on-5 tournament can be found here.

USA Olympic roster

The USA men’s basketball roster features 12 NBA players and a combined 10 Olympic gold medals. Kevin Durant is a three-time gold medalist, LeBron James is Team USA’s all-time leading scorer (plus two-time gold medalist), and Bam Adebayo (2020), Devin Booker (2020), Anthony Davis (2012), Jrue Holiday (2020) and Jayson Tatum (2020) are each gold medal winners.

  • Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
  • Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
  • Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
  • Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns)
  • Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
  • Jrue Holiday (Boston Celtics)
  • LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
  • Derrick White (Boston Celtics)

In total, the U.S. will take 12 NBA All-Stars, four NBA MVPs and six NBA champions to Paris.