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  1. Power Rankings: 2014 World Cup Edition

    Marc Stein

    BILBAO, Spain -- There's only one way to properly prepare for the two-plus weeks of late-summer basketball that starts Saturday all over Espana: A special edition of FIBA World Cup Power Rankings from your trusty and fully international committee (of...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Derrick Rose plays role of distributor in return for Team USA

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Playing more the role of distributor, Derrick Rose returned to the court Friday night and provided a lift off the bench to help the United States beat Puerto Rico 112-86 in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  5. U.S. chooses 19 players for men's basketball roster

    Derrick Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer's U.S. national team roster.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  6. 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
  7. USA Basketball to announce wide variety of standouts for new 28-p...

    Marc Stein and Dave McMenamin

    USA Basketball announced Thursday its 28-player pool for the next three summers that features a wide variety of American standouts.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  8. Savoring the legend of Oscar Schmidt

    Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta

    Oscar Schmidt left an indelible mark on the international game, but never took his talents to the NBA

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  9. Injury prevention technology at the combine

    Brad Stenger

    Jesse Wright, strength coach for the 76ers, recently got himself a technology budget, something he'd never had before with the Sixers, a gift from his new GM Sam Hinkie. He's stressed about it though. "You've got a blank slate!" I said to him, ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  10. Deron Williams of Brooklyn Nets says he is feeling better, claims...

    Mike Mazzeo

    Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams, who has battled injuries all season, says his ankles don't hurt and claimed he can dunk.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  11. Power Rankings: Heat start No. 1

    Marc Stein

    In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Nick Borges

    Jody Genessy of the Deseret News: The Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs could pull off an unconventional swap of sorts. And this particular one wouldn't include any players, draft picks or trade exceptions. Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden has accepte...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  14. 2012 London Olympics -- Pau, Marc Gasol lead Spain past Australia...

    Pau Gasol scored 20 points to lead Spain to a 82-70 victory over Australia in the men's Olympic basketball tournament on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  15. Andrei Kirilenko of Minnesota Timberwolves looks forward to retur...

    Slashing to the rim, blocking shots and getting out in transition in Russia's first game of the Olympics, Andrei Kirilenko looked every bit the all-around force he was as a young man with the Utah Jazz.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  16. Sources -- Brooklyn Nets making strong push for Andrei Kirilenko

    Marc Stein

    The Brooklyn Nets are making a hard to push to bring Andrei Kirilenko back to the NBA despite their limited salary-cap flexibility, according to sources close to the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012