In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
Gold medalists again, Team USA could have a different look for the Rio Olympics.
Steve Nash has made his first big basketball decision of the summer, agreeing to become general manager of the senior men's national team for Canada Basketball.
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.
Marc Stein lists the top five story lines from the NBA this season.
Amid growing concern about the quality of Team USA's squad this summer, Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire told ESPN.com that he would like the chance to represent his country.
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Look back on past Daily Dime reports from ESPN.com's senior NBA writer Marc Stein.