2024 Paris Summer Olympics Men’s Basketball Winner

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US forward LeBron James is pictured during his team's London 2012 Olympic Games men's quarterfinal basketball match against Australia in London on August 8, 2012. AFP Photo /Mark Ralston

The 2024 Olympic Games will begin in late July in Paris. The opening ceremony will be on Friday, July 26, and the first basketball games will be played on July 27.

According to top-rated sportsbooks, Team USA is the heavy favorite for a reason. They’ve already set their roster, and it looks ridiculously good. However, the game of basketball has evolved, and other countries are getting much better than in previous years.

While the United States didn’t have the same roster for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, its losses to Lithuania in group play and Germany in the semifinals were shocking.

The 2023 FIBA World Cup will probably give other countries some hope that they can beat Team USA in the Olympics.

Take a look at the Men’s Basketball Olympics Winner odds below.

2024 Men’s Basketball Winner Odds

Below are the current odds for all Men’s Basketball teams to win the gold in the 2024 Olympics.

USA (-400)

Team USA will be the only team with a roster filled with only NBA players. The NBA is regarded as the best league in the world, so the USA will be the favorite for this event.

They’ll have a roster that includes LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Anthony Edwards, and so many more.

They even convinced Joel Embiid to side with Team USA. Embiid could’ve played with Team France or Team Cameroon but decided to chase gold with Team USA.

Steve Kerr, Mark Few, Tyronn Lue, and Erik Spoelstra will coach them. This is an exciting group of coaches for the event.

The USA will be going for its fifth consecutive title in Paris. It seems like all of the best athletes in the USA are bought in. It’s just that many of the top players are aging, which is something to consider when backing Team USA.

What About Serbia?

Serbia looks appealing if Nikola Jokic agrees to play. However, he hasn’t accepted an invitation to play for the team in the Olympics just yet.

When asked about it after his Game 7 playoff loss to Minnesota, he told the reporter that he would see it. Without Jokic, Serbia wouldn’t have a single NBA player on the team. Filip Petrusev has tasted American Basketball, especially during his time in college athletics, but for the most part, Serbia would probably struggle to find success.

They’d be led by Aleksa Avramovic, who averaged 15 points per game in two European Championship games against Georgia and Finland.

Canada Has A Real Shot

If anything, there’s value in Canada. The Canadians are simply better than the Serbians on paper.

Canada will likely get commitments from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, R.J. Barrett, Kelly Olynyk, Dillon Brooks, Lu Dort, Dwight Powell, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.

Meanwhile, Jamal Murray is Canadian and would agree to play if he’s healthy. Andrew Nembhard is another guy who would be available for Team Canada. In addition, they’ll consider Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Shaedon Sharpe, Trey Lyles, and many other former or current NBA players.

There’s even potential for Zach Edey to make the roster. He was the AP Player of the Year in college basketball this season and would be insane around the rim with this group.

However, whoever drafts Edey in the NBA might not want Edey to play in the Olympics.

Either way, at +800, Canada has real value.

What About France, Germany, and Australia?

France won’t have the potential No. 1 overall pick, Zaccharie Risacher, for the Olympics. That’s just based on the fact that if he’s a top-three pick, no team will want him to play in the Olympics before the season begins.

That said, France should still have Victor Wembanyama, Bilal Coulibaly, Ousmane Dieng, Evan Fournier, Rudy Gobert, Killian Hayes, Theo Maledon, Frank Ntilikina and Nicolas Batum. There are still plenty of exciting players on this team. If Risacher and Embiid played for France, it would be a whole other conversation.

I still think Canada stacks up better than France.

Meanwhile, Germany hasn’t confirmed its roster yet. The final rosters will be confirmed following the technical meeting, which will take place before the start of the competition.

At this point, only South Sudan and Australia have confirmed rosters, along with the USA and France, heading into the Olympics.

Australia will feature Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Josh Giddey, Josh Green, Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Duop Reath, and Matisse Thybulle. Those are some notable names, but nothing compared to the other teams in the field.

We’ll have to wait and see about the other rosters. But for now, the USA is the favorite, and Canada is a close second. Canada is certainly the best value play on the board right now.

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