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Analysis: Popovich faces tough numbers game for World Cup

Aug. 17, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball roster, those making the decision took the easiest way out. They posted a note. "Clueless people," Popovich said, 47 years later, grinning to at least try to suggest it doesn't still bother him too much. It'll soon be...

As World Cup gets closer, USA Basketball working on bonding

Aug. 14, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich doesn't have many rules for his World Cup team. They're more like suggestions, such as the one about limiting phone usage when the team is having breakfast together. He doesn't mind if guys are talking. He just wants them talking to one another....

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Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month.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,...

Special guest: Krzyzewski stops by USA Basketball practice

Aug. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich somehow only met Mike Krzyzewski for the first time about four years ago, when the two coaching greats saw their paths finally cross when they were together at a USA Basketball event. They're a whole lot closer now. USA Basketball's coaching past was alongside its present...

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: It's a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change

Jul. 6, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no favorite. This is what the NBA wanted. And needed. The biggest piece of valid criticism about the league in recent years has been it's predictable. Golden State got to the last five NBA Finals. LeBron James had made it there eight years in a row, four with Miami and then four...

Lillard gets supermax deal, and NBA spending spree begins

Jul. 1, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

Damian Lillard wasn't a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn't a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn't even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won't know the difference soon. Free agency opened Sunday with nearly $3 billion in deals getting struck in the opening hours — including Kyrie Irving officially...

The Latest: AP source: Jimmy Butler heading to South Beach

Jun. 30, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times ET): 9:55 p.m. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Jimmy Butler has agreed to a $142 million, four-year contract and will be traded to the Miami Heat by the Philadelphia 76ers. Miami and Philadelphia were still working out some aspects of the swap, such as the...