DeMarcus Cousins has one eye on Tokyo 2020

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The United States men's basketball team returned from the Rio Olympics with the gold medal that everybody expected them to get this summer, but it wasn't all smooth sailing for the Stars and Stripes.

The Olympic champions were ran far closer than many observers anticipated and if you believe Charles Barkley, that was down to the ball-possession-heavy roster that coach Mike Krzyzewski selected.

However, there was plenty of positives to take from the trip for many of the stars on the 12-man roster. Draymond Green might not feel that way after a rough few months, but stars like Carmelo Anthony and DeMarcus Cousins found a welcome reprieve from their disappointing NBA endeavours.

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The latter is certainly open to representing Team USA again in the future, and after only turning 26 during the games in Brazil this summer, there's every chance the Sacramento Kings center could be involved in Tokyo.

Speaking to the Boston Globe, Cousins said: “I’m open to [coming back for Tokyo 2020]. I’ll be older then, so it depends on how my body feels. As of right now, where I’m at, absolutely, I’m open to it."

Cousins finished fourth in scoring in the league last year only behind Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant. Considering the supporting cast the pivot had, it shows just how effective he can be.

It's hard to imagine Cousins will be with the Kings in four years time unless there is a dramatic improvement.

But, if he is, he might just find the Olympics in Tokyo the release that he needs.

DeMarcus Cousins
Sacramento Kings
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Team USA Olympics
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Oklahoma City Thunder
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