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Marc J. Spears: Don't expect Kings to even consider pulling DeMarcus Cousins from @usabasketball if he recovers well. Kings ecstatic DMC training with USA. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo
Jay Cohen: Interesting stuff on Durant's withdrawal from Colangelo. "He found himself in a situation where he had no choice," Colangelo said. Asked by @nrarmour in terms of, "Just contractual situation,” Colangelo responded. Twitter
But even though he came aboard less than a week ago and went through his first practice with the team Thursday as training camp resumed in Chicago, Jerry Colangelo believes that Gay has a very real shot at making the 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup, which tips off later this month. “Yes, he does have a legitimate chance,” Colangelo said. “Rudy was on our 2010 World Championship team. He made a great contribution there, he’s in pretty good shape, and he stepped in today like he hadn’t missed a bit, either.” NBCSports.com
Sean Cunningham: MRI results are in and good news for DeMarcus Cousins, I'm told. #NBAKings Twitter @News10Sean
Mike McGraw: Demarcus cousins walks very gingerly to training table. Looks like right knee. Derrick just missed a breakaway dunk. Twitter @McGrawDHBulls
The NBA leader in total assists this past season spoke with CSNwashington.com on Saturday at his charitable foundation's "Back2School" event for children in Washington. Asked if he was given a fair shot to make the final 12-player roster, Wall said, "Nah, I don’t think so, but it’s a part of the game. I’m just happy to have the opportunity to be there and represent my country. I wish them the best of luck and hope they can win gold." CSNWashington.com
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