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Odds to win men’s basketball gold medal at Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Will the USA be able to defend their title in Tokyo? It might depend on who chooses to play.

A detailed view of USA Basketball signage for the FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying game between the United States and Puerto Rico at Entertainment & Sports Arena on February 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo will have basketball, and the United States is a massive favorite to win their 16th gold medal in 20 opportunities.

Who will be on Team USA this summer? There are 57 players identified as finalists, but who will say yes is the question. The COVID-19 restrictions in Japan are extensive, plenty of players are tired from the compressed NBA season, and free agents won’t want to get hurt before signing extensions. Free agents can’t sign extensions until August 2nd, which is Week 2 of the Olympic tournament.

Players that missed the playoffs completely (Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Zion Williamson) would all be great fits, but anyone that makes the NBA Finals is likely out.

As for the other teams, they’ll have pro players too. Serbia is the second choice, with Nikola Jokić and Boban Marjanović likely to participate if they don’t have NBA responsibilities.

Here are the complete odds from DraftKings Sportsbook for who will win the gold medal at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Tokyo 2021

Team Odds
Team Odds
USA -305
Serbia +800
Spain +800
France +1700
Australia +2500
Greece +2500
Lithuania +2500
Argentina +3000
Croatia +5000
Slovenia +5000
Turkey +5000
Venezuela +5000
Canada +10000
Italy +10000
Brazil +15000
Czech Republic +15000
Germany +15000
Poland +15000
Russian OC +15000
Dominican Republic +40000
Puerto Rico +40000
Nigeria +50000
Tunisia +50000
Angola +100000
Iran +100000
Mexico +100000
Senegal +100000
Uruguay +100000
China +200000
Japan +250000
Philippines +250000
South Korea +250000

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