Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
USA Basketball announced Thursday its 28-player pool for the next three summers that features a wide variety of American standouts.
In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
Team USA routs Luol Deng and the British in a tune-up for the London games.
If everyone on the Rockets stays healthy, they could be playing with an 11-man rotation this season, writes Marc Stein.
Mavs assistant Del Harris is expected to be named the first-ever foreign head coach of the Chinese national team.
Look back on past Daily Dime reports from ESPN.com's senior NBA writer Marc Stein.