Source: DeMarcus Cousins earns spot on Team USA for Rio Games

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been told he has earned a roster spot on USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics team, a source told The Undefeated.

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.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and John Wall have opted not to play.