Team USA plays their final exhibition game today in against Greece in Athens at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN.
I'm going to have to catch a replay of this one. Hopefully Danny Granger will get a little burn off the bench today for the red, white and blue. According to BallinEurop.com, Greece ranks third among the FIBA contenders behind Spain and USA. These rankings came out prior to the U.S. win over Spain, plus it is still unknown what impact suspensions may have on Greece after the fisticuffs with Serbia last week put a few key players in jeopardy of missing games.
Also, today we learn that Roy Hibbert has been incorporating boxing workouts into his offseason conditioning program. With UFC in town next month, Hibbert and rookie Paul George put on the gloves for a little action yesterday which I assume will be brought to us in video form soon. For now, some Tweet photo's from George will have to do here and here.
After the jump, plenty of links including some great coverage of Team USA by Chris Sheridan who is following the team in person, plus Mike Wells' report on Hibbert.
Hibbert lands Hall of Fame tutor
Mike Wells reports on Roy Hibbert's summer work with Bill Walton along with his foray into boxing to help his conditioning. "Those guys have been kicking my butt," Hibbert said. "It's a lot of kickboxing and normal boxing. My conditioning is going to be on point next season." Nice.
PACERS: Granger survives final cut for U.S. team
Bruno has the details on Granger officially making Team USA.
Rajon Rondo withdraws from Team USA roster for World Championship
Chris Sheridan reports on the departure of Rajon Rondo from Team USA.
Sheridan: Breaking down Team USA roster
Chris Sheridan offers a little capsule preview of what to expect for each player and has Granger's role nailed down as a scoring punch off the bench.
Greek team on edge with game vs. Team USA looming
Chris Sheridan previews the USA vs. Greece exhibition game today with Greece still waiting on punishments to be handed down by FIBA for their role in the melee with Serbia last week.
John Schuhmann on Game Time | NBA.com
John Schuhmann offers his thoughts on Team USA and the FIBA World Championships.
Get to Know Team USA - Photos - SI.com
SI.com has a little breakdown of each player on Team USA including a nice action shot.
- Basketball IQtakes a closer look at the Pacers last season and offers some dissent on the Darren Collison trade.