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Durant Admits Paul George's Injury Triggered Withdrawal From World Cup
At the time of the announcement, Kevin Durant claimed that Paul George's injury had nothing to do with his decision to withdraw.
Carmelo Anthony Wants To Play For USA In 2016 Olympics
Carmelo Anthony is open to playing for Team USA in what would be his fourth and final Olympic games in 2016.
Durant To Return To USA Basketball For 2016 Olympics
Kevin Durant intends to rejoin USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Support Growing To Turn National Tournaments To Under-22 Events
USA Basketball advanced their winning streak, with their most recent loss dating back to 2006.
College Prepared Krzyzewski For Single Elimination International Tournaments
Mike Krzyzewski believes his experience as a college coach in which the NCAA tournament is a single-game elimination format is a strong attribute for his job as head coach of the United States.
Gay Upset With Fractured Jaw, Broken Tooth From 'Dirty Play' By Lithuania
Rudy Gay took an elbow to the top of his mouth in the third quarter of Team USA's win over Lithuania on Thursday.
Derrick Rose 'Loving' His Game, Unconcerned With Shooting Woes
Derrick Rose recently played five games in a span of six days.
Derrick Rose 'Fine' With Reserve Role For Team USA
Derrick Rose is using the Team USA experience to improve his basketball shape.
Colangelo: James Harden Has Become USA's Leader
James Harden and Anthony Davis are the only holdovers from the 2012 Olympics team that will play for the United States in the World Cup.
Kyrie Irving To Start At PG For Final Team USA Tuneup
Kyrie Irving will start at point guard when Team USA players Slovenia in its final tuneup before the FIFA World Cup.

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How Nicolas Batum Continues Evolution Of His Game, Mindset

by Shams Charania

All around the Blazers, they’re pushing Nicolas Batum to be more assertive, to find the next echelon, and he promises one thing on his health and his game. “It’s coming.”

NBA Limbo

by Brett Koremenos

Limbo is the best way to describe the area where players whose skill and production have them vacillating back and forth between starring on the top teams in Europe or filling out the bottom half of NBA rosters. In this Basketball World Cup, Milos Teodosic, Emir Preldzic, Ante Tomic showed us (or reminded us) that they can contribute to NBA teams.

USA Fully Restores Order In Basketball Universe

by Jonathan Tjarks

The scariest part about the United States' performance is that this wasn’t even the team Mike Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo envisioned sending to Spain, yet they still haven't lost a game since 2006.

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FIBA World Cup Leaders

J.J. Barea 22.00 Points

Andray Blatche 13.80 Rebounds

Petteri Koponen 5.80 Assists

Jonghyun Lee 2.60 Blocks

Ricky Rubio 3.57 Steals

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