The Kings' big man is making the most of his second chance.
In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been elevated to near-lock status with Team USA, according to sources close to the process, leaving USA Basketball coaches and officials with essentially five players for two remaining roster spots.
New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis suffered an ankle injury in practice and could miss the Olympics.
Blake Griffin, Lamar Odom and Anthony Davis will try out with coach Mike Krzyzewski on July 4 for spots on the Olympic team
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.
Dirk Nowitzki says he's decided that the ongoing NBA lockout would have to bleed into November before he considers signing with a team in a foreign league.
Dirk Nowitzki will wait until after the European Championships to decide about playing overseas during a lockout.
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.
Global ties strengthen friendship between Dirk Nowitzki and Clippers' Chris Kaman.
Germany will be without Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki at next month's European Championship in Poland.
Marc Stein fills out his season-ending awards ballot in this edition of the Weekend Dime.
Dwight Howard is the centerpiece of Orlando's future. But Steve Francis' latest episode further clouds the Magic Kingdom, Marc Stein writes.
USA Basketball has extended invitations to Elton Brand, Richard Jefferson and Nick Collison.