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NBA sets record with 113 international players, a plurality from Canada, on opening-night rosters

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Until last season, the NBA set or tied its record for number of international players on opening-night rosters the previous three years. But after peaking at 101 in 2014-15, the number dropped to 100 last season. A sign the league has hit its foreign saturation point? Probably not. The NBA boasts a record 113 international [more]

Lakers sign Julian Jacobs

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If the Lakers waive Nick Young, they have potential replacements lined up. The Lakers have 14 players – one shy of the regular-season roster limit – plus Yi Jianlian, who’s very likely to last past the preseason. But dropping Young would create a vacancy. Zach Auguste and Travis Wear are ready to vie for it. [more]

Jose Calderon retires from Spanish national team

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Jose Calderon has won three Olympic medals – silver in 2008 and 2012 and bronze this year. Just three men’s basketball players have won more: Carmelo Anthony (three golds and a bronze for Team USA) Gennady Volnov (a gold,* two silvers and a bronze for the Soviet Union) Sergey Belov (a gold* and three bronzes [more]

Brazil hopes for Team USA matchup after eliminating Nigeria

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It was too late to salvage Marcelo Huertas‘ assist. But Nene saved Brazil’s medal hopes. Despite missing a dunk set up by a no-look between-the-legs pass from Huertas – which rivaled Milos Teodosic for the pass of the tournament – Nene was otherwise splendid in a late run that keyed Brazil’s 86-69 win over Nigeria [more]