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 Weekend Dime returns with the numbers that tell the tale of 2011 and news, notes and more from around the NBA.
Jerry West thinks Kobe Bryant's grim determination is the right touch in these finals, Marc Stein writes.
The NBA maintains that its current suspension scale for technical fouls is "a fair system," in the words of NBA president Joel Litvin, but he anticipates an internal re-evaluation after the season.
Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard must avoid technical fouls in the NBA Finals.
Dwight Howard joined Kobe Bryant with five technicals in the postseason, putting them at risk of suspension.
Who are the leaders for the major awards two-thirds of the way into the season? Marc Stein offers his leaderboard.