Many think summer international play affects NBA performance in the following season, for better and worse. But, as Tom Haberstroh writes, in the case of three particular bits of conventional wisdom, that's just not true.
If everyone on the Rockets stays healthy, they could be playing with an 11-man rotation this season, writes Marc Stein.
USA obliterates China, Yao does same to new Rockets teammate Battier.
Paul Pierce sits down with Jerry Colangelo, learning some of what's expected of Team USA players
Vince Carter shrugs off Olympic snub, while LeBron James looks forward to Oscar Night.