In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
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.
Veteran point guard Carlos Arroyo has accepted an offer from Israeli giants Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
Marc Stein fills out his season-ending awards ballot in this edition of the Weekend Dime.
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