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USA Keeps No. 1 FIBA Ranking Despite 7th Place Finish

Sep 19, 2019 11:00 AM

The United States have kept their No. 1 ranking in the FIBA men's rankings despite a seventh place finish in this year's World Cup.

The top spot has been held by the United States for nine straight years since winning the 2010 world championship.

The FIBA rankings take results from the most recent eight years into account.

Spain remained at No. 2, while Australia jumped eight spots to No. 3. Argentina and France rounded out the top-5.

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Stephen Curry Intends To Play In 2020 Olympics

Sep 18, 2019 10:57 AM

Stephen Curry plans on playing in the 2020 Olympics for the United States. Curry has never played in the Olympics previously.

"That is the plan, for sure," Curry said in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "You know, obviously knock on wood, you don't want any injuries or things like that to interfere."

Curry twice played for the United States in the World Cup.

"Definitely wanna go," Curry said. "I've never been on the Olympic team. I've been on two World Cup championship gold-medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it."

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Stephen Curry, Draymond Green Expected To Play In Olympics

Sep 17, 2019 2:52 PM

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are expected to make themselves available for the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

Curry has never played in an Olympics for the United States.

Green played in the 2016 Olympics.

James Harden, Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Kevin Love and Andre Drummond were initially committed to play in the World Cup but all bowed out.

Donovan Mitchell is considered one of the few favorites from the 2019 team expected to earn a spot on the 2020 roster.

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