Tim Bontemps

Here's my story on @Mason Plumlee being named as one of the 12 members of @usabasketball's entry in the FIBA World Cup nyp.st/1pSy8vD

Mike Mazzeo

Mason Plumlee went from Summer League to the Select Team to making Team USA's final 12 bound for Spain. Impressive stuff. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Quick post on Mason Plumlee making Team #USA es.pn/1BMN6Z7

Tim Bontemps

Congratulations to @Mason Plumlee on making Team USA. Been a remarkable rise for him over the last 12 months or so.

Mason Plumlee

I'm honored and blessed to represent our country in Spain. #USA #worldcup #USABMNT #USABasketball

Stefan Bondy

Mason Plumlee makes Team USA -- great accomplishment for a guy tracked for the DLeague and benched in the playoffs. Kudos to the development

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets Mason Plumlee has officially made Team #USA's World Cup roster

Fred Kerber

Damn, I left the #Yankees clubhouse without asking about the Snoopy Bowl

Tim Bontemps

Even though he didn't play tonight, though, still think DeMar DeRozan has a chance. Final cut will likely be one of him, Parsons, Korver.

Tim Bontemps

Nothing that happened tonight changes my belief that both DeMarcus Cousins and Mason Plumlee will make the 12-man roster for the World Cup.

Mike Mazzeo

Plumlee didn't seem like a guy who thinks he's getting cut -- would be a surprise if he does. Guessing four DNPs tonight are cut #USA

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee said it'll be a long 24 hours until he knows if he makes it. Says he expects to hear in the AM. I think he'll get good news.

Tim Bontemps

St. John's coach Steve Lavin also just walked in.

Tim Bontemps

My favorite part of Jerome Williams being here: he has "JYD" monogrammed on his cuffs.

Tim Bontemps

Jerome Williams is randomly hanging out in the mixed zone with the media tonight.

Stefan Bondy

Coach K goes to great lengths to tell the media that he doesn't know what "jell" means.

Tim Bontemps

Cousins to Plumlee for the dunk to cap a 112-86 win. Next stop for Team USA: Spain.

Mike Mazzeo

Plumlee drops the hammer #USA

Lenn Robbins

Drummond, hasn't played tonight..Cousins has been dreadful..Davis and Plumlee...Plumlee will show his worth vs Spain/Gasol.@usabasketball

Tim Bontemps

If there was any doubt, there are still four DNPs tonight. Have to think DeRozan, Lillard, Hayward and Drummond will be the cuts.

Lenn Robbins

A moment of utter dread..James Harden decked w cheap foul..stayed down for a few seconds..Up and OK @usabasketball

Mike Mazzeo

James Harden got stuck high on a drive to the rim. He is OK, it seems.

Lenn Robbins

I just love watching @Kenneth Faried play. and knowing his back story, I love him more. raised by gay parents in Newark. @usabasketball

Tim Bontemps

Probably in the minority on this, but I think Anthony Davis is the third best player in the NBA.

Lenn Robbins

Play of the Night..Curry behind the back no loo pass to James Harden for the dunk..@usabasketball

Tim Bontemps

Sensational behind the back pass from Stephen Curry to James Harden for a fastbreak dunk as Team USA has finally opened up a sizable lead.

Tim Bontemps

Knicks have become the latest NBA team to have the horrifying trend of a senior citizen dance team.

Lenn Robbins

Derrick Rose just showed what he's all about..Coach K gave him the ball top of the key, clock ticking he finds Gay for the J @usabasketball

Tim Bontemps

Cousins has played pretty well tonight, but has also picked up a couple of silly fouls. With FIBA refs, that's always going to be a concern.

Lenn Robbins

Stretch 4's Rudy Gay and Chandler Parsons are going to be very important to this @usabasketball team going forward.

Lenn Robbins

Klay Thompson 3 from gorgeous assist Derrick Rose @usabasketball leads 76-56..A good test after AD got in early foul trouble

Lenn Robbins

Cool moment..Thibs coaching up Anthony Davis as @usabasketball came off the court during that last TO...

Lenn Robbins

More than 30 seconds after Kenneth Faried's monster dunk, the basket is still swaying @usabasketball 65-49 red white and blue

Tim Bontemps

A meeting of the minds: J.R. Smith and Rory McIlroy chatting courtside during the TV timeout. instagram.com/p/sBUE7sM_4-/

Mike Mazzeo

Rory McIroy talking to JR Smith right now. Probably golf talk. And a bro hug.

Lenn Robbins

Stephen Curry 3 from Klay Thompson..pick your poison @usabasketball

Lenn Robbins

Klay Thompson w a circus 3 at the buzzer gives @usabasketball a 52-47 lead at the half. Plumlee solid in backup center role #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Nice play by Klay Thompson to knock down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send USA into locker room up 52-47 over Puerto Rico.

Lenn Robbins

Coach K chewing out the officials after that last call. His passion and commitment to the game is beyond admirable @usabasketball @Duke_MBB

Tim Bontemps

Plumlee back into the game for Anthony Davis for the final couple minutes of the half.

Lenn Robbins

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins with 2 fouls each..Puerto Rico hanging tough at 34-29 #Nets @usabasketball

Lenn Robbins

The 2 players on @usabasketball you can't leave open from the 3-point line - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. It's Nerf ball for them #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Bit of an up-and-down stint there for Plumlee. Did well offensively, but was over aggressive on defense leading to some PR layups.

Tim Bontemps

Massive ovation, as expected, when Carmelo Anthony is shown on the jumbotron.

Tim Bontemps

After sitting Wednesday, Mason Plumlee checks into the game. Also, that Derrick Rose guy is on the floor, too.

Mike Mazzeo

Mason Plumlee is also in after not playing last game #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Here comes Derrick Rose out of the timeout #USA

Stefan Bondy

Derrick Rose is checking into the game.

Lenn Robbins

Derrick Rose checking in for @usabasketball and the crowd goes wild..

Stefan Bondy

Derrick Rose is not starting, and now he's working with resistant bands next to Team USA's bench

Lenn Robbins

When James Harden came out of the womb and the Dr spanked his bottom, he must have screamed 'I'm open!' natural born scorer @usabasketball

Lenn Robbins

Can someone please explain why most Chinese restaurants no longer serve #LoMein in a carton? Ate w #chopsticks

Mike Mazzeo

Kyrie Irving starting tonight for Team #USA at PG

Lenn Robbins

Check out by interview w @Mason Plumlee @Brooklyn Nets ..Jerry Colangelo told me he will be a star for years to come @usabasketball

Lenn Robbins

Everyone loves @usabasketball - @KateUpton expected to be at tonight's game vs Puerto Rico..So is @RoryMcElroy

Tom Lorenzo

Team USA Men's Basketball Open Thread: USA vs. Puerto Rico, 7:00 PM sbnation.com/e/5821274

Mike Mazzeo

Fan support for Derrick Rose is truly incredible. He is THE guy on this #USA team. Maybe Anthony Davis will one day have that type of clout.

Tom Lorenzo

Mason Plumlee wearing the "Phatman" kicks tonight. instagram.com/p/sA9nndxhxm/

Fred Kerber

#WhiteSox Jose Abreu on #Yankees Captain: "When you talk about Derek Jeter there are no words to describe him...He’s someone I admire a lot"

Mike Mazzeo

Perfect throw. Perfect tag. (Cubs game, btw). Yet it somehow gets reviewed to begin with. New rule. Awful rule.

Jason Collins

On my flight to #Chicago today I sat next to @wwwbigbaldhead aka Norman Reedus from #TheWalkingDead. He's a cool dude http://t.co/LhmE9NzK7n

Fred Kerber

#Yankees Tanaka played OF catch w/ pitch coach Larry Rothschild Nothing other than Japanese media made him Earth's most photographed human

Mike Mazzeo

Burning Q's: How will Hollins fare? es.pn/1mvzKXb #Nets

Marquis Teague

Might stop in cincy though..

Tom Lorenzo

Individual tickets for Nets games are now on sale at brooklynnets.com.

Fred Kerber

#Knicks Carmelo Anthony reiterates his excitement about this season, playoff chances & avoiding repeat of last year bit.ly/1BK6LJe

Stefan Bondy

Derrick Rose says he won't be taking days off during World Cup "If I can play, I'm going to play." nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Andray Blatche

28 days nang malayo sa pamilya. 2 practices/day. Bugbog na katawan. Buti na lang may Alaxan. #pusongpalaban #LabanPilipinasPuso

Mike Mazzeo

Couple things: Terrell Owens is 40 but can still ball and watching DJ Khaled do anything was hilarious. Wish DJK played the full 40 minutes

Mike Mazzeo

Kevin Durant has left the building. Believe he earlier walked around the bowels of Barclays with Roc Nation's Michael Yormark.

Mike Mazzeo

Stein: Plumlee a favorite of Coach K's to make Team USA's roster es.pn/1ms1Gv8 #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Great eyes by @Michael Lee: Nike exec Lynn Merritt just walked down to courtside & gave Kevin Durant a big hug

Mike Mazzeo

Photographers are literally flocking around Rihanna not sure anyone cares about KD http://t.co/51zpooeEzb

Mike Mazzeo

Rihanna is here. She just walked to her courtside seat. The game just stopped. I can see why.

Mike Mazzeo

At Barclays Center for Roc Nation celebrity B-ball game. Courtside crew features Harden, DeRozan and Durant.

Fred Kerber

Another reason to go on living: at red carpet event in Brooklyn. In next life I might know who the hell these people are

Stefan Bondy

Coach K dropping hints about Plumlee over Drummond? "There will be a guy who doesn't make it that has better stats than somebody else."

Tim Bontemps

I am amused by the number of people who seem to think I have some control over Team USA's cut process. Just saying what I think will happen.

Stefan Bondy

Unlike last year, there's no planned players-only August workouts for the Nets. D-Will organized it in Cali last year.

Stefan Bondy

Asked Derrick Rose about East being a race between Bulls and Cavs. He mentioned another team to watch out for: Charlotte.

Tim Bontemps

Of those five guys, I think both Plumlee and Cousins make it to give Team USA four true bigs, making one of those wings the final cut.

Tim Bontemps

From there, it seems like the final spot will come down to one of the following being sent home: Korver, DeRozan, Parsons, Cousins, Plumlee.

Tim Bontemps

After being around the team this week, seems like Lillard, Drummond, Hayward will likely be the first three cuts.

Mike Mazzeo

Just informed the #Yankees played a game in 2 hours, 7 minutes today. No pitching changes. A model for future American League games (lol)

Sarah Kustok

Some things never change.. @kendallg13 still making us grind all over Chi #rainrunning #goodforthesoul instagram.com/p/r-QtjoKI3h/

Mike Mazzeo

Attention, #Nets fans: an updated list of #NBA free agents in 2015 and 2016 espn.go.com/new-york/story…

Lenn Robbins

After @usabasketball practiced at the @newyorkac #Nets forward @Mason Plumlee said he feels good about his chances of making the team.

Mike Mazzeo

Rose says he's going to give it a go tomorrow and see how it goes #USA

Marquis Teague

I'm on a mission thts all I have time for right now!!!

Tim Bontemps

He then says he's close to having that eight guys decided.

Tim Bontemps

Krzyzewski says that he has to "compliment eight guys with four guys." Says "once we know those right" other four become easier to decide.

Tim Bontemps

Krzyzewski singles out DeMar DeRozan as someone who has played well "whenever there's been live action" including scrimmages, games.

Tim Bontemps

Coach K says "everyone is able to play" tomorrow night.

Tim Bontemps

Derrick Rose is on the court practicing today http://t.co/Dh6S0BhfCl