AP -- USA Basketball is a step closer to choosing the team that will play in this summer's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The governing body on Thursday released the names of 57 players who are part of the pool that will be used to fill the squad.

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Among the group: 15 players who have already won Olympic gold medals for the U.S., including three-time gold winner LeBron James and two-time gold medalists Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. The other past gold medalists under consideration for spots this summer are Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, Draymond Green, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Love, Kyle Lowry and Russell Westbrook.

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