HoopsHype Team USA rumors

April 18, 2014 Updates

The NBA and USA Basketball announced a partnership with the Department of Defense to support armed forces members and their families. It will create a full schedule of events across the world including USO tours, exhibition games, clinics, open practices for military members, speaking engagements and game tickets. It will include NBA and WNBA teams as well as Team USA. ESPN.com

April 9, 2014 Updates

KC Johnson: USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said he had lunch with Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf last week and got positive updates on DRose. Colangelo: "If Derrick's capable, he's going to find out at camp about where he is. For his own peace of mind, he needs to know that anyway. Twitter @KCJHoop

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Being among the players from which the 2016 U.S. Olympic team will be formed does not mean LeBron James will definitely play in games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. James was among the 28 players named Thursday morning to the pool from which will be formed the team to represent the United States during international competition the next three summers. "I don't know where I stand for 2016," James said before Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. "Obviously, if I'm healthy in 2016 that summer, if I can get to leading our country by playing, then that would be great to be a part of that. But I can't commit to it right now." FOXSports.com

Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that Blake Griffin, James Harden and Dwight Howard have all expressed a desire to USA Basketball, health-willing, to make the trip to Spain. Given the stature of those three players – and the fact that injuries prevented Blake and Dwight from going to London – expect all three to be there alongside Durant, Love and Aldridge. ESPN.com

Despite being selected for Team USA's 28-player pool over the next three summers, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will not play in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. "I think it'd be tough, given what's going on the last two years for me, to play this summer," Williams said. "I would love to, but you just gotta see how it goes, you know?" ESPN.com

Rose was one of 28 players named for the 2014-16 USA national team pool on Thursday, and if his surgically-repaired right knee can respond in time, he could play in this summer’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. “Well, I’m hopeful that he will,’’ Thibodeau said of Rose on Wednesday night. “But a lot depends on where his health is. But I thought it was a great experience for him in the past. I know how much he enjoyed it. I know how USA Basketball feels about him. I think it’s a great honor and a privilege, and hopefully it’ll work out.” Chicago Sun-Times

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