National Basketball Events

Blake Griffin Won't Play For Team USA In Offseason
Blake Griffin underwent a bone marrow procedure on his left quad tendon on April 27 and has already begun the rehabilitation process.
Kristaps Porzingis Won't Play For Latvia In Olympic Qualifying
The Knicks will retain more control over the training and conditioning of Kristaps Porzingis this summer.
NBA Restricting Jerry Colangelo's Access As Part Of USA Basketball
Rival teams protested about the potential for conflicts and player tampering after Jerry Colangelo joined the the 76ers while also working with USA Basketball.
Kevin Love Willing To Play For USA In Olympics If Invited
Kevin Love's inside-outside game is well-suited for national team competition, but he has significant competition at his position.
Chris Paul Won't Play In 2016 Olympics
Chris Paul recommends Kyle Lowry as one of the point guards for Team USA.
Manu Ginobili To Play In 2016 Olympics For Argentina At 38
Manu Ginobili made the decision this week to play in yet another Olympics.
Ben Simmons Included On Australia's Extended Olympic Squad
The squad will be cut to 16 for the selection camp from July 5-10, once the Boomers' commitments in the NBA and Europe finish.
Jerry Colangelo Working On Plan In Case Krzyzewski Can't Coach In 2016 Olympics
Mike Krzyzewski recently spent two days in the heart wing of a Durham hospital.
LeBron James Remains Undecided On 2016 Olympics
LeBron James has been in every Finals since 2011 and the Cavaliers are the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference.
Damian Lillard Added To USA Basketball Roster Pool
Damian Lillard played in two exhibition games during the 2014 USA National Team Tour.

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Pau Gasol Vs. Rudy Gobert In the Eurobasket Semifinals

by Jonathan Tjarks

It could have been a passing of the torch from one generation to the next. Instead, the 35-year-old showed the 23-year-old just how much more he still has to learn.

The Future Of Canada's Big Men

by Jonathan Tjarks

Canada is set in the backcourt. The real question is what happens upfront, as they have a huge number of fringe NBA big men who are all trying to figure out who they are at the next level and what type of players they will become.

Dirk, Pau And The Next Great European 7-Footer

by Jonathan Tjarks

For more than a generation, NBA teams were drafting international 7-footers with a pulse and a jumper because of Dirk and Pau. More than 15 years later, as the two wind down their careers and play in their final EuroBasket, the league still hasn't found anyone who can fill their shoes.

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