In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
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.
Co-captain Allen Iverson will endure heat for being late to a meeting that got him suspended, but it should not lessen his Team USA stature.
USA Basketball is expecting Detroit's Richard Hamilton and Miami's Lamar Odom to fill the final two vacancies on its ever-changing Olympic roster, ESPN.com has learned.
Mike Bibby is the latest original Team USA member to bow out, making Dwyane Wade a likely replacement over Carmelo Anthony.