HoopsHype USA Basketball rumors

January 22, 2014 Updates

Wizards point guard John Wall will not be among the 28 NBA players who will compete for the FIBA World Cup in Spain, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Wall, who is having the best season of his career, was among the players chosen to participate in Team USA mini-camp last July and spent a week training with several rising talents such as Paul George, Kyrie Irving and DeMarcus Cousins. Washington Post

After six years away, Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard will return to USA Basketball with an intent to play in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Howard's return to the Team USA pool of players for the World Cup in Spain this summer could clear the way for the seven-time All-Star center to be part of the national team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Yahoo! Sports

January 20, 2014 Updates
December 20, 2013 Updates

Colangelo declined to speculate on specific names, but players such as Stephen Curry and Paul George, who did not participate in the men's national team's mini-camp in Las Vegas in the summer, are expected to be on the list, along with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love, who already have committed to playing in Spain. "It's the same process of monitoring the players we have interest in and who have been part of our player pool, and our plan is to wean the existing pool and make additions that we wish to," Colangelo said. "Going back to being consistent, we've talked about it being a fluid process where we add and delete (names) as we go along." USA Today Sports

December 15, 2013 Updates

Krzyzewski will enter his 40th year of coaching in 2014, and he was asked how long he thinks he’ll continue coaching the game he loves. “I’m trying to beat you as far as how long you still have a radio show and writing,” kidded Krzyzewski, who is a close personal friend. “I don’t think I’ll go that long. But I love where I’m at. I love being at Duke and being able to recruit not only some of the best players in the country but some of the great young men in our country. I’ve really been fortunate to be at a school like Duke that attracts good players but also really special kids.” Krzyzewski did say that the 2016 Olympics in Brazil will be his last with Team USA. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 11, 2013 Updates
December 10, 2013 Updates

Despite saying he would reach out to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and express interest in playing this summer, Aldridge has not done so, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because of the fluid nature of the relationship. USA Today Sports

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