1. Two Sets That Will Make Team USA Flourish During 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Team USA, the clear front-runner to win the 2014 FIBA World Cup, faces a dilemma. On one hand, head coach Mike Krzyzewski is fielding a roster far superior in talent to any other country and could steer the offensive ship toward isolation play...

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  2. FIBA World Cup 2014 Schedule: Full Slate, TV Info and More for Team USA

    Final cuts have been made, and the exhibition schedule is in the rearview mirror—it’s time for Team USA to officially take the court at the 2014 FIBA World Cup...

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  3. Biggest Potential Challenges Team USA Will Face During 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Team USA has left the proving grounds behind them. There are no more roster calls to make or "friendly" exhibitions to try to get up for...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 day ago 7,788 reads 9 comments

  4. FIBA World Cup 2014: Full Schedule and Championship Predictions

    This Saturday, the tune-up games end and the first official action of FIBA World Cup 2014 kicks off. The entire schedule can be found on the FIBA site , but we'll also break ...

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  5. Team USA Big Men Proving They Can Match Up with Spain at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    If their last two FIBA tuneups are any indication, Team USA’s template will be as follows: author a somewhat forgettable first half that gives the opponent a modicum of confidence, before steadily pulling away behind a balanced scoring effort...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 days ago 23,477 reads 54 comments

  6. FIBA World Cup 2014: Breaking Down Team USA's Toughest Challengers

    As typical for any international basketball tournament, the United States enters the 2014 FIBA World Cup as the favorites...

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  7. USA vs. Slovenia: Start Time, TV Schedule and World Cup 2014 Exhibition Preview

    Mike Krzyzewski picked the official roster, and now he gets to test-drive it one more time before it starts to count. Team USA will take on Slovenia in its final exhibition contest before the 2014 FIBA World Cup begins Aug...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 days ago 3,568 reads 1 comments

  8. Will Team USA's Final FIBA Roster Come Back to Haunt Them?

    Athleticism and skill was supposed to be Team USA's ticket to a FIBA World Cup title, and it might still be. But this group's final roster is bigger than most envisioned it —including head coach Mike Krzyzewski himself...

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  9. Anthony Davis Will Be Team USA's Backbone at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Many 21-year-olds are figuring out how to pass one of their final college courses, working to escape their parents' basement or starting to make a living while striking out on their own...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 days ago 10,262 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 7 days ago 3,813 reads 5 comments

  11. 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 8 days ago 26,727 reads 43 comments

  12. 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 9 days ago 5,036 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 9 days ago 9,177 reads 20 comments

  14. 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 9 days ago 25,628 reads 59 comments

  15. 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 10 days ago 6,441 reads 16 comments

  16. 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 10 days ago 6,453 reads 91 comments

  17. 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 12 days ago 80,813 reads 206 comments

  18. 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 12 days ago 19,267 reads 31 comments

  19. 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...

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  20. 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 13 days ago 50,549 reads 82 comments

  21. 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 13 days ago 16,058 reads 36 comments

  22. 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 13 days ago 6,269 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 17 days ago 39,633 reads 45 comments

  24. 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...

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  25. 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 22 days ago 41,925 reads 285 comments