1. What Do NBA Players Learn While Playing for Team USA?

    CHICAGO — DeMarcus Cousins went down with a knee injury on the first day of Team USA’s stint in Chicago. But there was no way he was going to leave the team—there’s far too much value in the experience...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 hours ago 830 reads 1 comments

  2. No Easy Answers in NBA's International Competition Conundrum

    The tragic broken leg Paul George suffered during a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas may not be a game-changer in terms of international competition, but it was certainly a conversation starter...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 day ago 18,677 reads 34 comments

  3. Team USA Basketball Schedule: Breaking Down World Cup 2014 Slate

    Anytime the United States sends a basketball team filled with NBA talent to an international event, it is expected to come away with the championship. The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be no different...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 day ago 4,064 reads 0 comments

  4. USA vs. Dominican Republic: Time, TV Schedule, World Cup 2014 Exhibition Preview

    After taking care of Brazil 95-78 in Chicago on Saturday night, the United States men's basketball team is heading to New York to face the Dominican Republic in another exhibition game...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 day ago 9,025 reads 20 comments

  5. 5 Things Team USA Must Prove Before 2014 FIBA World Cup Begins

    Following a 95-78 thumping of Brazil that allowed Derrick Rose to debut in front of his hometown faithful, Team USA only has three more tune-up games before the 2014 FIBA World Cup kicks off in earnest...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 2 days ago 24,465 reads 58 comments

  6. Should Team USA Consider an Age Limit?

    CHICAGO — Team USA is as young as it's been in quite some time. After a string of opt-outs and injuries, the squad is left with few veterans, reminding us of a concept floated years ago...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 3 days ago 6,154 reads 16 comments

  7. Would It Be a Mistake for Team USA to Cut Andre Drummond Before World Cup?

    Just days ago, the Detroit Free Press ' Perry A. Farrell noted " speculation that [Detroit Pistons center Andre] Drummond could start the team’s first exhibition game Saturday ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 3 days ago 6,254 reads 91 comments

  8. How Far Can Pure Talent Take Team USA in FIBA World Cup of Basketball?

    CHICAGO — Team USA ran faster, jumped higher and dunked harder than Brazil in its 95-78 blowout victory Saturday night. Superior athleticism was more than enough to overcome some sloppy offensive execution and issues scoring in the half court...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 5 days ago 78,100 reads 206 comments

  9. All Eyes Shift to Derrick Rose in Team USA's FIBA Warm-Ups

    CHICAGO—Reporters swarm Derrick Rose the instant he’s free for questions, running without thought by the likes of Kyrie Irving , James Harden and Stephen Curry to shower the Chicago Bulls point guard with attention...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 5 days ago 19,108 reads 31 comments

  10. Team USA Basketball Schedule: Breaking Down Complete World Cup 2014 Slate

    Even without some of its best stars, Team USA enters the upcoming 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup as overwhelming favorites to win its second straight crown at the event...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 6 days ago 10,834 reads 0 comments

  11. USA vs. Brazil: Start Time, TV Schedule and World Cup 2014 Exhibition Preview

    After a set of practices that saw multiple injuries and a superstar drop out, the United States basketball team finally gets to test its mettle against FIBA World Cup competition when it takes on Brazil Saturday...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 6 days ago 50,259 reads 82 comments

  12. What Each Team USA Hopeful Must Prove at Chicago's FIBA Tournament Event

    With so many players forcibly or voluntarily removed from Team USA's roster, this group's primary focus is making it through Saturday night's exhibition against Brazil with a clean bill of health...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 days ago 15,988 reads 36 comments

  13. Paul George Calls Team USA Injury 'Freak Accident,' Interested in 2016 Olympics

    Some debate has pervaded the basketball world after Paul George 's brutal compound leg fracture at a Team USA scrimmage not only knocked him out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 6 days ago 6,039 reads 3 comments

  14. Stars Who Must Step Up for Team USA at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    If you're expecting Team USA to sleepwalk its way to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, don't. That would be a mistake...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 10 days ago 38,908 reads 45 comments

  15. Rudy Gay Replaces Kevin Durant on Team USA's FIBA World Cup Roster

    With the United States basketball team in need of a scoring wing, Rudy Gay has been added to the preliminary roster...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 13 days ago 71,633 reads 198 comments

  16. Predicting the Next Round of Team USA Roster Cuts for 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Soon enough, the Team USA roster will have to shrink from 16 to 12 for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. The first round of cuts saw John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 15 days ago 41,622 reads 285 comments

  17. Team USA Announces Finalists for Next Round of FIBA World Cup Training

    The United States' roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup is down to 16 finalists. The selection of that group was made following the team's training camp last week, which unfortunately included the loss of Paul George due to injury...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 17 days ago 58,134 reads 116 comments

  18. John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap Reportedly Cut from Team USA Roster

    Mike Krzyzewski and Team USA have taken the next step toward finalizing the roster for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, reportedly cutting John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap ...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 17 days ago 163,605 reads 551 comments

  19. Predicting Which Team USA FIBA Players Will Make 2016 Olympic Squad

    Team USA is gearing up to compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but the current action can also be used to figure out what will be happening in 2016...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 17 days ago 62,412 reads 162 comments

  20. Coach K: Roster to Depend on How 'Parts Mesh'

    LAS VEGAS -- Whether it's Andre Drummond or DeMarcus Cousins as Team USA's backup center for this summer's World Cup -- or possibly both, or possibly neither -- that determination will ...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 19 days ago 4,449 reads 0 comments

  21. Paul George Will Press on Despite Horrific Injury

    The moment itself was dreadful and upsetting. Just try to bear in mind that everything leading up to the moment was actually feel-good…an admirable young man working hard, growing stronger, testing limits, getting better...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 20 days ago 136,352 reads 201 comments

  22. Day 3 Roundup: Pleased with Progress

    The play developed so beautifully and quickly built so much anticipation in the gym that the scorekeeper put two points on the board.....

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 22 days ago 5,933 reads 0 comments

  23. 5 Players Facing Toughest Uphill Climb to Crack Team USA FIBA Roster

    Even without Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and so many other prominent American NBA stars trying out for Team USA, the competition is still ridiculously difficult...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 22 days ago 42,571 reads 237 comments

  24. Depleted Team USA Frontcourt Not Cause for Concern at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Though Team USA should still be favored to win at the FIBA World Cup this summer, it isn't exactly a complete lock to take home a gold medal...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 23 days ago 28,078 reads 117 comments

  25. 4 Players Who Must Step Up for Team USA at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    The refrain heard so often at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be more accurate if it's chanted during the 2014 FIBA World Cup, even if this is a different Team USA we're believing in...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 24 days ago 36,243 reads 62 comments