Good morning, Boston Celtics fans!
It’s hard to believe that we are still nearly a month away from NBA Training Camps opening up, isn’t it? This summer would be have been deadly boring if not for the FIBA World Cup.
Speaking of the World Cup: Team USA hopes to finish pool play in unbeaten fashion today against the Ukraine.
Team USA-Ukraine Preview: Sweeping group play http://t.co/fpg5BQI6BV
— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) September 4, 2014
Since I don’t have time to get a game preview up, check out either the CBS Sports link above, or this preview courtesy of USA Basketball itself.
Speaking of the Ukraine: you definitely should check out this piece written by Coleman Collins, an American who spent some time playing professionally in the Ukraine. Should give you a better sense of what the Ukrainian team will be playing for today when it stares down Team USA.
With a team like the San Antonio Spurs enjoying great success with a roster that features many international players, you better believe NBA GMs, scouts, coaches, etc. are taking a keen interest in the FIBA World Cup. Here are some players whose play in the World Cup might put them on the radar of NBA teams.
Someone complained that I was ignoring the contributions of DeMarcus Cousins in this World Cup. Sure – a huge University of Kentucky fan such as myself is ignoring Bookie Cousins! Here’s a piece on why Cousins could be the feel-good story of Team USA’s run.
Finally, the Rajon Rondo story is going to be the focus of the Boston Celtics’ season – so can the Celtics convince Rondo to stay in Boston?
Enjoy, and catch Team USA versus Ukraine at 11:30!
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