Cousins has never wavered in his interest in playing for Team USA in Brazil and has long been excited about the possible opportunity, a source told The Undefeated. A 6-foot-11, 270-pound All-Star, Cousins played on USA Basketball's gold-medal-winning FIBA World Cup team in 2014.
Cousins averaged 26.9 points and 11.5 rebounds for the Kings this past season.
USA Basketball will have a 12-man roster at the Rio Olympics. Cousins, who will be making his first Olympic appearance, adds size, rebounding and a big man that can score inside and out.