Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
USA Basketball announced Thursday its 28-player pool for the next three summers that features a wide variety of American standouts.
In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol scored 29 points to help defending champion Spain beat Poland 83-78 in its opening match at the European Championship.
Chad Ford looks at the 2009 NBA draft candidates who helped themselves this summer.
Our NBA experts predict where the league is most likely to expand by 2018.
The Western Conference fell back to Earth this summer. The Spurs, Rockets and Wolves hope to pick it up.
The following is the schedule for the 2003 FIBA Americas Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.