5 Wild star pairings that could come from Team USA this summer

The Olympics are just two months away, and stars who have played together for Team USA often team up in the NBA and this time may be no different.
Stephen Curry, LeBron James
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Paring #3) Kevin Durant and Bam Adebayo.

The Miami Heat have been looking for a third star for a while now and with Kevin Durant seemingly stuck on a mediocre team, he may soon want out. Especially after spending the summer playing with Bam Adebayo, who is seen as the Heat's future. Would Adebayo try to recruit Durant during the Olympics, possibly pushing him to demand a trade?

Maybe. The Heat don't have much in trade assets but could potentially muster up enough to land KD in that scenario and make Miami a contender once again. Or, with rumors of Jimmy Butler wanting a big contract extension, could he be traded for Durant? Stranger things have happened in the NBA and Team USA has been the time when stars have recruited one another.

Were that to happen and KD winds up on the Heat, playing alongside Adebayo and possibly Butler, they would suddenly be back among the Eastern Conference's top echelon teams. Durant, despite being 36 years old, is coming off a season in which he averaged 27.1 points per game and he is still an impactful defensive player. That makes him one of the top players in the game, even in his 17th season and someone Adebayo should want to play with going forward.