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  1. Klay Thompson among FIBA World Cup players to watch -- NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down one player on each of the 16 remaining FIBA World Cup teams to watch. The list includes NBA players Klay Thompson, Gorgui Dieng, Boris Diaw and Luis Scola.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  2. Is Spain the FIBA World Cup favorite? - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton looks closer at the inevitable FIBA World Cup final between the USA and Spain. He writes why Spain could be favorite entering the contest.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  3. NBA - How Team USA stacks up in FIBA World Cup

    Kevin Pelton

    How does Team USA stack up against the rest of the world in the 2014 FIBA World Cup? Kevin Pelton breaks it down by groups.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  4. Building a Team USA of college stars

    Jeff Goodman

    Just imagine if USA Basketball were to revert back to using amateurs for the Olympics and other international competitions. For those of us who've been around a little while, it doesn't seem so long ago that the original Dream Team debuted in the 199...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  5. How does current Team USA compare to past national teams? - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    How does Team USA's current roster compare to the players USA Basketball has sent to past international competitions? Kevin Pelton breaks down how this version of U.S. stars stacks up.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  6. Projecting Canada's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    Just when you think the world is catching up to the Canadians in hockey, they make a statement like they did in winning gold in Sochi. Dominating performances against Team USA and Sweden earned Team Canada its second consecutive Olympic men's hockey ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  7. Projecting USA's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    There's no guarantee that NHL players will be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic games, but the impact stateside of Team USA's fourth-place finish, even if it's disappointing, makes a strong case for it. The Olympics draw the attention of casua...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  8. Predicting the Olympic medal round - NHL

    Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman

    Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman break down the Olympic playoff round games, providing a key matchup for each. He also predicts Russia to win the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  9. Breaking down Miller vs. Quick

    Craig Custance

    First, let's get this out of the way. It's a good problem to have. At some point, Dan Bylsma is going to have to choose between Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick as the Team USA starting goalie, and it's like calling a coin toss when you know both sides...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  10. NHL - Previewing the preliminary round of Olympic hockey

    Matthew Coller

    Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus examines the projections for all the Olympic hockey teams and looks at a key matchup will determine their fates in qualifying for the medal round.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  11. NHL player poll: Olympic predictions

    Craig Custance

    The players were given anonymity in hopes that it would lead to more honesty. Because truly, what patriotic person could ever publicly pick against his own country to win gold in the Winter Olympics? For the most part, in this Olympic player poll tha...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  12. NHL - Debating biggest Olympic hockey snubs, medal picks, more

    Neil Greenberg and Frank Provenzano

    Neil Greenberg and Frank Provenzano debate the top hockey questions heading into the Olympic games, including biggest snubs, medal picks, all-tournament teams and more.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  13. Predicting the Olympic medal winners

    Craig Custance

    Best Olympic forward groups | Defensemen | Goalies The way Peter Budaj put it, the Sochi Olympics men's hockey tournament is wide open. Yes, he and everybody else will concede that the Canadians, Russians and Swedes come with a little extra firepo...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  14. Who should be Team USA's captain?

    Craig Custance

    What should the Penguins do with all their defensemen? Who should be the No. 1 target for Stars GM Jim Nill? Should Ted Nolan return in Buffalo? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  15. Ranking the best Olympic special teams

    Craig Custance

    One of the challenges of succeeding in a short tournament like the Olympics is getting immediate success on special teams. Not only do you need to develop chemistry and timing in short order, you also have to quickly straighten out things like termin...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  16. Ranking the best Olympic goalie groups

    Craig Custance

    In ranking the Olympic contenders positionally, Team Canada had a stranglehold at forward and on defense. Only twice did a player, coach or executive in our very unscientific poll suggest a country at the top other than Canada for those positions. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014