How Good Is Team USA?

The FIBA World Cup starts this weekend and Team USA’s first opponent is Finland, and with many international stars skipping the competition — from Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili to Lithuania’s starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis, injured, along with Ilyasova and Turkogulu from the silver medal Turkey squad — it appears to be reasonable to write off most of the field, but...
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FIBA World Cup Preview- Team USA

Team USA opens the World Cup with Finland on August 30. Can the Americans go 5-0 in group play? Seemingly destined for a finals matchup with host nation Spain, Team USA must first advance through the group stage. Drawn into group C, the Americans will face Finland, Turkey, Dominican Republic, New Zealand and Ukraine over the next week. Can Team USA put together a convincing performance...
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MBO Roundtable – FIBA World Cup Edition Part 2

The ‘MBO’ staff is back to follow up part 1 of our FIBA World Cup roundtable discussion to chat more about this tournament. We examine Maurice Harkless not playing for Puerto Rico, and could Team USA actually lose? Contributing again are Adam Papageorgiou, Brian Serra, Andrew Melnick, and Spenser Strode.    Maurice Harkless changed his mind and is not playing for Puerto...
Via Magic Basketball Online
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins: 'I’m a role model'

The Sacramento Kings selected talented big man DeMarcus Cousins with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, and have had quite a few issues with him since he was selected. His attitude has come into question quite a bit, and he has had issues with having problems with his head coaches. Cousins has been very open about believing he is one of the best big men in the league,...
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Sacramento Kings: The Passing Problem

If you take a look at last year’s Sacramento Kings team, you can quickly find yourself wondering, why didn’t they do better? Headed by a genuine triple threat in Isaiah Thomas, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins, who combined for 63.1 points a night, how did the Kings not manage more than 28 wins? The easy […] Sacramento Kings: The Passing Problem - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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Roster For USA Basketball Set

USA basketball has its roster set. Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, DerMar DeRozan, James Harden, Kenneth Faried, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Rudy Gay, Andre Drummond, Mason Plumlee. Who missed the cut? NBA All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and small forwards Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver and Chandler Parson. See you in Spain! source
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DeMar DeRozan 13/5/6 Leads USA To Easy Win Over Dominican

DeMar DeRozan came off the bench for Team USA to lead the second unit and his team with 13 points 5 rebounds and 6 assists in an embarrassingly easy 105-62 win over a grossly overmatched Dominican Republic team. Rudy Gay also scored 13 points off the bench. Anyone who suggests Jerry Colangelo or Coach Krzyzewski are making decisions based on this game is blowing smoke.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Franchise Outlook

The Kings continue to face a lot of questions about their roster and coaching staff as they look set for another season in the lottery. After finishing 28-54 last season, it has been eight years since the Sacramento Kings made the NBA playoffs. After another offseason with another lottery pick, are the Kings any closer to making a coveted return to the playoffs? Coaching – 13...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA Basketball Puts on a Show for the Cadets

(Photo Credit via U.S. Army IMCOM) The USA Basketball tour continued Monday afternoon in New York, where the team visited the West Point academy.  Unlike previous stops around the United States, the NBA’s biggest stars were not being honored or praised this afternoon.  In fact, stars like Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay, and Kyrie Irving were the ones in awe of the daily activities...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins works boxing speed bag in Instagram video

In case you didn’t know, USA Basketball is holding a practice today at United States Military Academy at West Point. All of the players on the Team USA squad got a nice tour of the locale and during one of the stops, Sacramento Kings teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay got the chance to show off their boxing skills. After Rudy did a solid job on the speed bag, check out DeMarcus...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings sign Sim Bhullar, first NBA player of indian descent

The Sacramento Kings have signed center Sim Bhullar to a contract, making him the first player of Indian descent to sign a deal with an NBA team. The 7-foot-5, 360-pound center was born in Toronto, Ontario and was a member of the Kings squad that captured the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League title in Las Vegas. “I’ve long believed that India is the next great frontier for...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA Latest: Injury Concerns, Addition of Rudy Gay

Following Paul George’s horrific leg injury, suffered in a Team USA intrasquad scrimmage just two weeks ago, it was justified for some fallout to occur, as marquee players were cautious of potentially receiving the same fate. KD relinquished his spot on Team USA following Paul George’s horrific injury. This was exemplified in Kevin Durant’s actions, as the superstar decided...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins injured in Team USa scrimmage

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was injured in Thursday’s practice while going for a loose ball. Cousins had to be helped off the court and was favoring his right leg. Jerry Colangelo, director of Team USA, said Cousins will miss Saturday’s game against Brazil.  Colangelo said Cousins will get a precautionary MRI on his leg. Team USA has already lost Paul George...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Added To Team USA

Sacramento Kings small forward and one-time FIBA World Cup winner, Rudy Gay, 27, has been added to USA Men’s National Basketball Team for the forthcoming FIBA World Cup Spain 2014 which commences on August 30, the Baltimore native replaces injured Indiana Pacers Paul George. Gay was part of the USA Men’s National Basketball Team which claimed gold at FIBA World...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Rudy Gay To Join Team USA Tryouts

The Sacramento Kings Rudy Gay has been traded twice in two seasons with up then down and back up results, however, he has been with Team USA before and with the withdrawal of Kevin Durant, Gay does bring scoring and size to the the small forward position if he can make the team.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA adds Rudy Gay to roster

Rudy Gay has been added to the Team USA roster, according to multiple reports. This was after Kevin Durant withdrew from the team yesterday. “To see how Paul George went down, I feel like it’s not only for the country but we have to do it for him, too,” USAB’s Rudy Gay told Yahoo.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 08, 2014 Rudy Gay has always been criticized for...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Replaces Kevin Durant, Paul George On Team USA Roster

After losing two small forwards in the past two weeks, USA Basketball announced Friday afternoon that the team was adding Sacramento Kings star Rudy Gay to its roster. Paul George suffered a horrific injury on Saturday that will likely keep him out for the whole 2014-15 season, and Kevin Durant withdrew from the roster Thursday afternoon, leaving Team USA fairly thin at the position...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Is On His Way To Help Save Team USA

Relax, everyone, Rudy’s got this. Hearing Part II: Team USA has secured the services of Sacramento’s Rudy Gay to join roster and compete for FIBA World Cup spot — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 8, 2014 It should be noted that Rudy Gay was a member of the 2010 roster that won gold at the World Championship, and was essentially the odd man out for the 2012 Olympic roster...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Replaces Kevin Durant On Team USA

Rudy Gay has been added to the Team USA roster – Mandatory Credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images via Yahoo Sports After Kevin Durant informed Team USA’s brass that he would no longer be apart of the club, the group has gone out and reportedly added Sacramento Kings’ forward Rudy Gay to replace him, according to ESPN NBA correspondent Marc Stein. Hearing Part II: Team USA has...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Added To Team USA Roster

ESPN is reporting that Kings wing-guard Rudy Gay has been added to the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup of basketball to be held in Spain later this month. Rudy Gay added to Team USA for 2014 World Cup. — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 8, 2014 Gay will replace Kevin Durant as the 16th member on the roster.  
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Added To Team USA Roster

ESPN is reporting that Kings wing-guard Rudy Gay has been added to the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup of basketball to be held in Spain later this month. Rudy Gay added to Team USA for 2014 World Cup. — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 8, 2014 Gay will replace Kevin Durant as the 16th member on the roster.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Added To USA Basketball Roster

Rudy Gay has been added by USA Basketball to replace Kevin Durant. Gay will compete for one of the final 12 roster spots that goes to Spain for the World Cup.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay being added to Team USA Basketball

Team USA was hit with a tough blow when All-NBA forward Kevin Durant dropped out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. That cut the roster to 15, and though they need to get down to 12 soon, they’re still going to add another guy to compete for a roster spot. The reports are that sacramento […]
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay shares same opinion as Durant on why he couldn’t play for the Wizards

Rudy Gay said he can’t come back home because of ticket requests The Washington Wizards could be set up nicely over the next several years if Rudy Gay and Kevin Durant pull a LeBron James and decide they want to come home. Of course salary cap restrictions could come into play, but before this could even get to negotiations, Gay and Durant jokingly said they could never play for...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gay weighs extending deal, wants to see how team develops

Rudy Gay is committed to the Kings for the 2014-15 season after exercising his player option worth $19.3 million. And while he says he likes the Kings’ direction thus far, he is no rush to think beyond next season. After watching the Kings beat the Charlotte Hornets 72-65 in a summer league game at Cox Pavilion, Gay spoke to the media for the first time since he decided to remain...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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