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.
The rash of injuries to the NBA's top players is starting to be a real pain with the playoffs approaching.
USA Basketball has extended invitations to Elton Brand, Richard Jefferson and Nick Collison.
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.