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September 14, 2014 Updates

Since starting the national program in 2007 that was previously Serbia and Montenegro, this group has never faced the Americans. Nor have they won an international tournament, with a second-place finish in the 2009 Eurobasket and a fourth-place finish in the 2010 FIBA tournament as top showings. "They have a lot at stake here I feel, and they're outspoken about it," Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo told USA TODAY Sports about Serbia. "This is their opportunity they've been waiting for, and they have a dream. But so do we, so it works both ways." USA Today Sports

"They're probably the hottest team, and they're playing at a high level," USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said of Serbia. "They have stars on their team, and Teodosic, I loved him when I saw him in the World Championships in '10, Bogdanovic is a rising star. Their big guys (including former NBA big man Nenad Krstic) are good, they're well coached, and they're strong. They can hurt you from many different positions. "They're just playing great basketball right now. Actually, it's beautiful to see. I hope I don't see that beauty tomorrow night." USA Today Sports

Pistons center Andre Drummond was an active participant in the practice’s final 15 minutes, open to the media, shooting free throws and working one-on-one with U.S. assistant coach Andre Griffin. “We’ve played hard this whole tournament and have given it our all,” Drummond told the Free Press after Saturday’s practice. “We’re excited to be here and we’re mentally ready for this game.” Detroit Free Press

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Another important addition for BK Sigal Prishtina that announced the agreement with the Bosnian center Edin Bavcic. Bavcic, that has already played with coach Sabit Hadzic, spent last year in Greece playing with KAO Dramas and closing the season with 9.1ppg and 4.8rpg. Really expert player, after the first years with Bosna Sarajevo (drafted by Toronto Raptors in 2006, number 56, without ever playing in NBA) he had experiences also in Turkey, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Ukraine and France in his long career. Moreover he is also member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team with which he has participated in three European Championships. Sportando

August 30, 2014 Updates

Suns draft pick Bogdan Bogdanovic is listed at 6-6, but appears to be a bit shorter. He played neither great nor poorly on Saturday. He dished out four assists and was a game-high plus-23, but took just three shots (all 3-pointers). And it would have been hard to tell how NBA-ready he really is against this opponent anyway. France (Sunday), Brazil (Wednesday) and Spain (Thursday) will provide better tests. NBA.com

August 20, 2014 Updates

Warriors guard Nemanja Nedovic, who suffered a foot injury earlier this month while playing for Serbia’s national team, will miss the FIBA World Cup, according to his agent. “After last medical check, there is no doubt,” agent Misko Raznatovic tweeted Wednesday. “Nemanja Nedovic, unfortunately, will miss World Cup in Spain. He needs to travel to Usa, on Sat.” Contra Costa Times

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