Stephen Curry has revealed his plans for the offseason once the NBA Finals are history and players are on vacation.
Monday morning, Curry announced that he will officially not be participating in this summer's Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The reigning two-time MVP, Curry was all but guaranteed a spot on Team USA, but now the list is getting shorter.
Curry did not cite his exact reasons for withdrawing his name from international competition, but did count it as an honor to be chosen to represent the USA in the upcoming tournament.
He has suffered multiple injuries this postseason and can take the next few months to rest to nurse his recently injured MCL as well as his elbow that he had drained once during the 2016 playoffs.
The other concern could be the spread of the Zika virus, which stirred a debate about having the Olympics removed from Brazil. Some players may join Curry in withdrawing, but have not done so yet, while teammate Draymond Green maintains that if he is invited he will play with no worries about the virus.
Team USA's selection process, with players such as Blake Griffin not participating because of injuries, is narrowing by default, but Curry should get another shot to play in 2020.
You can read Curry's official statement below.
Stephen Curry statement regarding USA Basketball & 2016 Summer Olympics: pic.twitter.com/sBF4eVrIyH
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 6, 2016
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