Team USA Was Saved By Kenneth Faried Vs. Turkey

In a game that didn’t go according to script, Team USA was held to 35 first half points and trailed by 5 points heading into the break to Turkey. Without the energy from the Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, this game might not have turned around midway through the third quarter to end in a 98-77 USA victory.

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 08/31/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: why Landry Fields, DeMar DeRozan vs. Klay Thompson, Terrence Ross vs. Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry’s List, Raptors ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Lithuania loses Mantas Kalneitis, Team Canada’s Brady Heslip, FIBA World Cup Studs, Andrew Wiggins commercial and more.

FIBA World Cup Studs From Aug 30 Pau Gasol And Valanciunas

The 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain kicked off on Saturday August 30 and the NBA was well represented. The Raptors young center Jonas Valanciunas shot a perfect 8-8 from the field and the Bulls newest All-Star Pau Gasol led all-scorers on day-one with 33 points. Other studs from Day One include:

Are The NBA’s Best Shooters On Stephen Curry’s List?

The Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has become the premier three-point threat in the NBA today and the small speedy guard seems to be able to get shots off from anywhere against anyone. So Sports Illustrated asked who his current and historical top 5 NBA shooters were and Curry obliged with an interesting list.

Raptors Slasher DeRozan Vs. Warriors Shooter Thompson

The Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has been gaining increased notoriety as the sixth man in Team USA’s rotation this summer while many pundits had incorrectly predicted the Raptors slasher DeMar DeRozan would be left off the roster. In the classic NBA comparison of slasher vs. shooter, which of DeRozan and Thompson really has the edge as the better player?