Anthony, who has a chance to become the first men’s basketball player to win three Olympic gold medals, will be making the trip to Rio, sources confirmed to ESPN on Thursday after it was first reported by The Vertical. He won gold with the U.S. in 2008 and 2012, and he also won a bronze medal in 2004.
Butler, who averaged 20.9 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Chicago Bulls this season, also has committed to play, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein, and is set to be joined on the team by Lowry, who averaged 21.2 points and 6.4 assists for the Toronto Raptors this season, The Vertical reported.
Damian Lillard will not be making the trip to Rio, The Vertical reported Thursday, as the Portland Trail Blazers guard continues to rehab his plantar fasciitis injury.
All were among the 31 finalists named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team in January.
USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff will hold a four-day training camp in Las Vegas from July 18 to July 21, and then the team will play five exhibition games, starting July 22 against Argentina and ending Aug. 1 against Nigeria. The Olympic basketball tournament will take place Aug. 6-21 in Rio de Janeiro.
ESPN’s Marc Stein and Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated contributed to this report.