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Lowry (thumb) withdraws from USA Basketball's World Cup team

Aug. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month. Lowry said his surgically repaired thumb isn't ready to allow him to participate in on-court workouts. He had surgery last month to repair a torn...

Bagley withdraws from consideration for US World Cup team

Aug. 11, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sacramento forward Marvin Bagley III has told USA Basketball that he is withdrawing from consideration for the roster that will be sent to China this month for the FIBA World Cup. Bagley's decision was revealed Sunday, two days before he was to report to El Segundo,...

USA Basketball plays first scrimmage in advance of World Cup

Aug. 10, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first order of business for USA Basketball on Friday night was thanking its fans, so Donovan Mitchell grabbed a microphone to deliver the pregame message. He got right to the point. "We look forward to going out to China, representing the USA, and winning the gold," Mitchell said. And...

Colangelo: No angst as USA Basketball enters World Cup camp

Aug. 5, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Sunday that he is not worried about the Americans' chances as they begin preparations for the FIBA World Cup, even after a wildly unpredictable process was needed just to fill a training-camp roster for the tournament that starts in...

USA Basketball: Randle drops out of World Cup consideration

Aug. 3, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball's national team roster under consideration for the FIBA World Cup lost another name Saturday when New York's Julius Randle pulled out, citing a family matter. Randle's departure leaves 15 players on the national team for training camp in Las Vegas. Players are...

USA Basketball updates national team roster for World Cup

Jul. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball's depth is already getting tested, weeks before the FIBA World Cup even starts. The Americans released their updated national team roster Thursday, adding six players and deleting eight who removed themselves from consideration over the past several weeks. It...

Analysis: Point guards are getting valued, and rightly so

Jul. 1, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

Point guards got paid. Much like the quarterback in football, the point guard is still a critical component in basketball, the on-court leader of a club in most cases — and in the opening two days of free agency, teams paid accordingly for that spot. Free agency wasn't even 24 hours old and more than $1...

Nick Nurse returns to Iowa for celebration of his career

Jun. 30, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse's improbable path to the NBA title began as a guard for Carroll Kuemper High in the middle of Iowa way back in the 1980s. He returned to his home state this weekend for a celebration of a career — a weekend that included a family reunion on a farm...

Dwane Casey says it was 'exciting' to see Raptors win title

Jun. 21, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Dwane Casey had nothing but positive things to say about the fact that his former team just won the NBA title. Casey coached the Toronto Raptors for seven seasons but was fired last offseason — even though he'd just guided the Raptors to a team-record 59 wins and would...