In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
Pau Gasol scored 20 points to lead Spain to a 82-70 victory over Australia in the men's Olympic basketball tournament on Tuesday.
In his strongest terms to date, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that no new players will be considered for the roster for this summer's Olympics despite a flurry of injuries.
The U.S. added Blake Griffin of the Clippers and LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland on Monday to the 18 holdovers who hope to go for more basketball gold.
Chad Ford looks at the 2009 NBA draft candidates who helped themselves this summer.
Our NBA experts predict where the league is most likely to expand by 2018.
The Western Conference fell back to Earth this summer. The Spurs, Rockets and Wolves hope to pick it up.
The following is the schedule for the 2003 FIBA Americas Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.