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Damian Lillard: ‘I Plan on Playing’ for Team USA at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Lillard told James McKern of news.com.au that he wants an Olympic medal.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He told James McKern of news.com.au that he plans on suiting up for Team USA:

“I plan on being a part of that. I plan on playing,” Lillard said exclusively to news.com.au.

When asked about adding an Olympic medal to his trophy cabinet, Lillard was emphatic: “Definitely”.

Lillard was among the many stars that pulled out of this summer’s Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup (where the U.S. finished No. 7). Jerry Colangelo, Team USA’s managing director, vowed to remember those that passed on representing the country at the World Cup.

Lillard was cut from Team USA’s final roster heading into the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, coming up just short of representing his country in international play.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he too is planning to play in the 2020 Olympics.