Mike Bibby gets quicker, Bruce Bowen copes with being cut, Kobe stays busy and Yao has some fun with Battier.
Mike Bibby is the latest original Team USA member to bow out, making Dwyane Wade a likely replacement over Carmelo Anthony.
There are more questions than answers right now for the USA Basketball selection committee, with only six players considered locks to show up in Greece: Jermaine O'Neal, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, Mike Bibby and Richard Jefferson.
Karl Malone and Mike Bibby complete the core selections for Team USA's 12-member team.
Mike Bibby, not Chris Webber, is the more likely Sacramento King to play for Team USA.