yardbarker
RealGM Basketball

United States WiretapUnited States Wiretap
United States news gathered from around the net.

Bulls Support Derrick Rose's Participation In Summer With Team USA

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls management and Team USA officials are all on board with Rose's potential participation in the summer's mini-camp to form the World Cup roster in Spain in September.

"Oh absolutely, if he’s healthy and he’s cleared," Tom Thibodeau said, when asked if he'd like to see Rose play. "I thought it was a great experience for him before. I know he’d like to do it. I know how USA Basketball feels about him. So if he’s cleared to do it, I’d love to see him do it."

Thibodeau is an assistant coach for Team USA. Rose was part of the 2010 World Championship team.

"I think there has been great benefits from it, particularly for Derrick," Thibodeau said. "I thought that had a lot to do with him having the great year in the MVP year."

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

USA Wins U-19 World Championship, Aaron Gordon Named MVP

The United States defeated Serbia by a final score of 82-66 to win the 2013 U-19 World Championships.

Aaron Gordon was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Dario Saric, Jahlil Okafor, Dante Exum and Vasilje Micic.

Gordon averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game in just 18.9 minutes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Donovan: Aaron Gordon's Effort, Energy Comparable To Joakim Noah

Aaron Gordon leads Team USA with averages of 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds through six games of the FIBA U19 World Championship.

Team USA coach Billy Donovan sees similarities between Gordon and Joakim Noah, who led Donovan’s Florida Gators to back-to-back national titles in 2006 and 2007.

"I don't mean to say he's the same kind of player, but in terms of coaching him, he reminds me in a lot of ways of Joakim Noah," Donovan said. "He's got that energy and that kind of passion."

Gordon averages 20.8 minutes per game, second most on Team USA.

"A lot of guys are really talented and athletic," Donovan said. "What makes him so different is his effort, his energy. … There are things he's got to get better on – he doesn't necessarily have this great scoring skill, in terms of a low-post game yet or he's not this great 3-point shooter.

"I think he's got such an incredible ceiling because the things I'm talking about, he can get better at those things. What you can't teach, and I think is so important, is an incredible motor. He really has an incredible motor."

Via Nicole Auerbach/USA TODAY

Gordon Again Leads U-19 Team USA In 91-66 Win Over Brazil

The United States defeated Brazil 91-66 in Pool Play of the U-19 World Championship on Monday.

Aaron Gordon again had an excellent game, scoring 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting and 10 rebounds.

Rasheed Sulaimon had 15 points, while Marcus Smart had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Brazil was led by 15 points and six rebounds from Leonardo Demetrio.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Gordon, Smart Headline Final U19 USA Roster

USA Basketball has chosen its final roster for the U19 World Championship Team in Prague beginning next week.

The team will be coached by Billy Donovan.

Michael Frazier
Aaron Gordon
Jerami Grant
Montrezl Harrell
Jahil Okafor
Elfrid Payton
Marcus Smart
Jarnell Stokes
Rasheed Sulaimon
Mike Tobey
Nigel Williams-Goss
Justise Winslow 

Via RealGM Staff Report

USA Basketball Announces 27 Participants For Minicamp

USA Basketball announced 27 players to participate in their minicamp this summer.

Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans)
Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies)
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)
Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz)
Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls)
Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers)
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets)
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons)
Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets)
Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks)
Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)
John Wall (Washington Wizards)
Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Thibodeau, Monty Williams Join USA Basketball As Assistants

Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams will join the coaching staff of USA Basketball.

Thibodeau and Williams will replace Mike D'Antoni and Nate McMillan, while Jim Boeheim will be a carryover on the staff of Mike Krzyzewski.

The next cycle of play begins in 2014 with the World Cup of Basketball.

Via AP

DeMarcus Cousins Invited To USA Basketball Mini-Camp

DeMarcus Cousins has been invited to USA Basketball's mini-camp in late July.

Jerry Colangelo said Cousins had "some growing up to do" when he was a member of a select team practicing against USA Basketball's Olympic team last summer.

Cousins took offense to the comments.

"You bury the past and go forward," Colangelo said. "He's invited and he's definitely on the list. New year, new summer, new opportunity."

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports
RSS Feed RSS Feed
 

Archive

2014
     March
2013

Basketball Wiretap Headlines

    NBA Wiretap Headlines

      NCAA Wiretap Headlines

        MLB Wiretap Headlines

          NFL Wiretap Headlines

            NHL Wiretap Headlines

              Soccer Wiretap Headlines