1. Bench Players Who Can Provide the Biggest Boost for Team USA

    The 2014 USA Basketball team is unlike any of its previous incarnations. Instead of fielding a team loaded with the sport's top superstars, this version of USA Basketball is all about young, hungry players who are looking to enhance their reputations.

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 3,763 reads 13 comments

  2. USA vs Dominican Republic: TV Info, Live Stream, Preview for FIBA World Cup 2014

    Simply put, the most difficult tests for Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Cup are waiting on the other side of group play. Nobody in Group C is going to challenge the Americans, including Wednesday’s opponent, the Dominican Republic...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 2,128 reads 1 comments

  3. Kenneth Faried's and Anthony Davis' Motors Are Redefining Team USA

    With a little help from big men Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried , the United States looks to have forgotten it's playing without a handful of the NBA's top superstars, including 2014 MVP Kevin Durant and runners-up LeBron James and Blake Griffin..

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 month ago 15,309 reads 32 comments

  4. Is Team Spain Gold-Medal Favorite Over USA at FIBA World Cup?

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup was advertised as a two-team race, and it has lived up to that billing through the midway point of the group stage. Both Team USA and Spain boast 3-0 records and a combined average margin of victory of 32...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 month ago 23,955 reads 63 comments

  5. USA Basketball vs New Zealand: Game Grades, Analysis for FIBA World Cup Matchup

    After an up-and-down performance against Turkey on Sunday, it was important that Team USA came away with a convincing win against the New Zealand Tall Blacks. Mission accomplished...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 10,115 reads 16 comments

  6. USA Basketball vs. New Zealand: Live Score, Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

    Team USA moves to 3-0 in group play after a convincing 98-71 win over New Zealand. The big men, once again, led the way for the American squad...

    Brian Chen Written by Brian Chen about 1 month ago 57,186 reads 62 comments

  7. FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: Team USA Players Who Must Improve

    It’s a testament to the overall strength of Team USA basketball that a 21-point victory over Turkey is cause for alarm, but the red, white and blue were down by six in the middle of the third quarter...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 9,028 reads 1 comments

  8. USA Basketball 2014: Updated FIBA Predictions for Dream Team

    Team USA is beatable. That much is now clear after its scare against Turkey on Sunday's second game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 1,512 reads 0 comments

  9. Team USA Finds Winning Blueprint with Inside-Out Basketball at FIBA Tournament

    After dismissing Finland by a final score 114-55 in its first official game of FIBA World Cup play, Turkey's chances of slowing the tournament favorite appeared slim at best...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 month ago 37,672 reads 58 comments

  10. DeMarcus Cousins' Dedication Can Eliminate Team USA's Biggest Weakness

    On Tuesday afternoon, Finland simply didn't belong on the same basketball court as the United States, who stormed out to an early lead and finished the rout with a 59-point victory, one that left little doubt about the strength and depth of the U...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 30,960 reads 67 comments

  11. USA vs. Finland FIBA World Cup: Game Grades, Analysis for Team USA vs. Wolf Pack

    Following a summer full of anticipation, Team USA has finally kicked off the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a commanding 114-55 win over Finland...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 1 month ago 26,551 reads 62 comments

  12. Team USA Basketball Schedule: Dates, TV Info and Latest 2014 FIBA Predictions

    Team USA will attempt to once again cement its worldwide dominance on the hardwood during the 2014 FIBA World Cup...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 4,403 reads 0 comments

  13. USA vs. Finland: TV Info, Live Stream and Preview for FIBA World Cup 2014

    If you need a break from all the college football Saturday, you can get your fair share of patriotism and hoops on ESPN...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 3,709 reads 0 comments

  14. 6 Things That Have to Happen for Team USA to Win 2014 FIBA World Cup

    For the first time in a long time, the focus surrounding Team USA has finally returned to the basketball court...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 month ago 9,682 reads 56 comments

  15. Jerry Colangelo Calls James Harden the Leader of Team USA

    USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo was just answering a question, but in the process he may have given this team both guidance and a slick slogan. Don't fear the beard — follow it...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 month ago 9,278 reads 52 comments

  16. FIBA World Cup 2014: Team USA Draw and Predictions for Early Games

    Before we get to what may be an inevitable showdown between the United States and Spain at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the red, white and blue have to navigate their way through the group stage of the event...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 427 reads 0 comments

  17. 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...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 3,021 reads 1 comments

  18. 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...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 3,037 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 month ago 9,769 reads 14 comments

  20. 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 ...

    Michelle Bruton Written by Michelle Bruton about 1 month ago 8,013 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 25,004 reads 52 comments

  22. 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...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 375 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 4,281 reads 1 comments

  24. 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...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 month ago 1,057 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 10,558 reads 10 comments