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THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN MAGIC HISTORY/span>

Two dominant big men and a couple of flashy perimeter players top the Magic's list.

   
August 21, 2014 | 07:01 AM ET Update

David 'Dubi' Pick: Former NBAer Acie Law, I'm hearing, is nearing deal with Foshan in China. He's also a two-time Euro-champion. Twitter @IAmDPick

Team USA officials have insisted all week that they are merely treating Rose with the utmost caution after surgeries on both knees limited him to just 10 games over the past two seasons. But a source familiar with Rose's condition told ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell on Tuesday that the 25-year-old has been bothered by knee soreness since his return to the floor against Brazil and requested extra time to recover. Rose denied after the game that his knees, specifically, were sore, instead characterizing it as "body fatigue." ESPN.com

As for the other cuts that will get the roster down from 16 to 12, Gordon Hayward now seems the most likely to receive the “Thanks for coming” speech before the rest of Team USA boards a plane Saturday to head to Grand Canaria. SheridanHoops

But Silver reiterated that it's still up to NBA stars to make the personal decision to play for one's country. "It is a big risk without enormous financial reward," Silver said when asked about a sentiment shared by outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban during a "Commitment to Service" news conference to discuss a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense at Madison Square Garden. "But I am sitting next to our highest ranking military official," Silver said of General Martin Dempsey." I'm almost embarrassed to be talking about the risk that our players face compared to what our men and women in uniform face." ESPN.com

Silver said he isn't concerned about whether some of the NBA's best need more incentive to play in non-Olympic years. "No concern," Silver said. "It is an individual player decision and for these young men we recognize that playing in the NBA is a job and they have responsibilities to their team and their teammates as well. Ultimately they have to make that very personal decision as to whether they want to play in the summer, whether it makes sense for their bodies, whether it makes sense for their families." ESPN.com

Ten-time NBA All-Star Ray Allen and his wife are satisfied that charges have been brought against seven teens whom they allege trespassed in their Coral Gables, Fla., home last week, their attorney said Wednesday. "Ray and Shannon have been advised that the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office has filed trespass charges against the seven intruders to their home," attorney Gregory Victor said in a statement. "The determination as to what specific charges to file was entirely within the discretion of the State Attorney's Office and the Allens are satisfied with both the decision to prosecute and the charges being pursued. "The Allens are thankful that no one was hurt and they are appreciative for all the support they have received from their community." USA Today Sports

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