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  1. Team USA roster inclusion of Andre Drummond, Mason Plumlee gives ...

    Marc Stein

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2014
  2. Gordon Hayward, Damon Lillard, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons amon...

    Marc Stein

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  3. Remaining Team USA players won't quit

    Marc Stein

    The latest on the state of Team USA in the aftermath of the Paul George injury, as co-authored with ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst: Despite still recovering from the shock of Paul George's catastrophic injury, USA Basketball's remaining 19 players in ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  4. Adam Silver says NBA will discuss merits of stars playing in inte...

    Marc Stein

    Commissioner Adam Silver says he does not foresee "a major shift in the NBA's participation in international competitions" in the wake of Paul George's gruesome compound leg fracture suffered Friday night in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2014
  5. Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks feels for Paul George, renews call...

    Marc Stein

    In the wake of Paul George's gruesome leg fracture suffered Friday while on Team USA duty, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has renewed his call for the NBA and its players to organize their own quadrennial competition.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2014
  6. Team USA invites Paul Millsap of Atlanta Hawks to training camp

    Marc Stein

    In the wake of multiple withdrawals of frontcourt candidates for the national team, USA Basketball has invited Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap to its training camp this week in Las Vegas, it was announced Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2014
  7. John Wall of Washington Wizards to attend

    Marc Stein

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  8. David Blatt expected to join Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State ...

    Marc Stein

    European coaching giant David Blatt is on the brink of making his long-awaited leap to the NBA with either Golden State or Cleveland, according to sources close to the process.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  9. Breaking down Team USAs roster for Spain

    Marc Stein

    USA Basketball released its list of the 28 names in USAB's national team player pool for the next three summers on Thursday, making official what ESPN.com reported Wednesday night. If it manages to win the inaugural FIBA Basketball World Cup in Sp...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  10. Roy Hibbert's Team USA chances bleak

    Marc Stein

    The notion of Roy Hibbert securing permission from FIBA to represent the United States in international competition is no longer seen by interested observers as an outright impossibility. Yet the consistent word in USA Basketball circles remains t...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  11. Dirk: I'd consider return to German national team

    Marc Stein

    In the Olympic summer of 2016, Dirk Nowitzki will be 38 years old. But Nowitzki says he'll indeed consider a return to international basketball that summer if he thinks his return to the German national squad can clinch a spot for his homeland in ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  12. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks considers return to FIBA action...

    Marc Stein

    Germany coach Frank Menz revealed Monday that Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will consider a return to FIBA competition if the national team looks capable of making a run at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  13. NBA -- Team USA -- Who makes the roster?

    Marc Stein

    Were there any locks among this week's 28 invitees to make Coach K's roster?

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  14. NBA -- Kevin Durant's summer not all chills and thrills

    Marc Stein

    Kevin Durant to keep playing for Team USA.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  15. John Wall, Washington Wizards in advanced contract extension talk...

    Marc Stein

    LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Wizards are in advanced talks on a contract extension with star point guard John Wall on a deal expected to land in the five-year, $80 million range, according to sources close to the process.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  16. NBA -- Team USA in good hands with Mike Krzyzewski

    Marc Stein

    Mike Krzyzewski has a lot more coaching left to do.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013