In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
Gold medalists again, Team USA could have a different look for the Rio Olympics.
Steve Nash has made his first big basketball decision of the summer, agreeing to become general manager of the senior men's national team for Canada Basketball.
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd will be with Team USA as a special guest of the coaching staff for its Las Vegas training camp through July 24, sources said.
Marc Stein lists the top five story lines from the NBA this season.
ESPN senior writer Marc Stein's Weekend Daily Dime looks directly into the Suns, examines a driven Baron and cooks up interesting nuggets from around the NBA.
Amare Stoudemire will get his wish and will be added to the U.S. Olympic basketball team, NBA sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Wednesday.
Amid growing concern about the quality of Team USA's squad this summer, Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire told ESPN.com that he would like the chance to represent his country.
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