After relying so heavily on speed and athleticism in its last two major tournaments, USA Basketball officials have put an unexpected emphasis on size in its final player selections by choosing Andre Drummond to fill the last spot on a 12-man roster.
USA Basketball has decided to drop Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward from its roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
The Brooklyn Nets are making a hard to push to bring Andrei Kirilenko back to the NBA despite their limited salary-cap flexibility, according to sources close to the situation.
The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent forward Yi Jianlian, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.