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Optimal Lineups for Team USA at 2019 FIBA World Cup

After an entertaining, yet tumultuous pre-tournament schedule, Gregg Popovich’s men’s national squad arrived in China to defend its throne at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He experimented with a variety of lineups throughout the exhibition slate, and it’s time to hone in on some optimal combinations. While the U.S. hasn’t lost a World Cup or…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group G Preview: Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jordan

As part of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s rebrand, the number of teams now expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams are split into eight groups…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group F Preview: Brazil, Greece, Montenegro, New Zealand

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is almost here. As part of the event’s rebrand, the number of teams incorporated will expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is being held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group E Preview: Czech Republic, Japan, Turkey, United States

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is almost here. As part of the event’s rebrand, the number of teams incorporated will expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is being held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Preview Group D: Angola, Italy, Philippines, Serbia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32 and split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The group’s top two move on to the knockout round, while the other pair enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line. The tournament is held in…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group C Preview: Iran, Puerto Rico, Spain, Tunisia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32. Said countries are split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The two that finish with the best record move on to the knockout round, while the other pair enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group B Preview: Argentina, Korea, Nigeria, Russia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32. Said countries are split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The two that finish with the best record move on to the knockout round, while the other two enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group A Preview: China, Cote D’Ivoire, Poland, Venezuela

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31. As part of the event’s rebrand, the number of countries incorporated will expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is being held in China and will crown a champion—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The nations are…

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FIBA World Cup 2019: Ranking Team USA’s Biggest Threats

Formally known as the FIBA World Championship, the inaugural FIBA World Cup of Basketball begins on August 31 and has been rebranded in hopes of gaining more popularity—it was also moved from 2018 to 2019 so as not to conflict with the men’s FIFA World Cup. Since 2008, international basketball competitions have been dominated by…

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Comparing ‘Basketball Without Borders’ to AAU as Pro Hoops Pipelines

As the game endlessly globalizes, organizations at the pinnacle of basketball have collaborated to develop athletes with optimal results. This is especially true with the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) program run as a collaboration by the NBA and FIBA beginning back in 2001. It has been able to help develop global talent and allow them…

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