DeRozan, Drummond, Hayward, Lillard Sit As USA Decides Cuts

Team USA rolled over Puerto Rico 112-86 at MSG, however, the bigger story is who USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo will decide to keep from the remaining 16 players to get down to the FIBA mandated 12 man roster. It had to be tough for Raptors DeMar DeRozan, Pistons Andre Drummond, Jazz Gordon Hayward and Trail Blazers Damian Lillard to sit out knowing the preference has always been to leave for Spain on Saturday with the roster decisions already made.

Hamed Haddadi Tries Hard As Iran Loses To Lithuania 80-67

Former Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns center 7’2 Hamed Haddadi tried as hard as he could to keep Iran from outright embarrassment as they were losing 80-67 to the far superior team from Lithuania. Head Coach Jonas Kazlauskas didn’t even start his two NBA players, Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and Rockets Donatas Motiejunas.

NBA Big Men Battle As Lithuania Defeats Brazil 64-61

NBA big men Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and the Rockets Donatas Motiejunas with Lithuania would battle Cavaliers Anderson Varejao, Wizards Nene Hilario and the NBA Champion Spurs Tiago Splitter representing Brazil in a friendly exhibition tune-up on Thursday. This game could have gone either way, but it was Lithuania that took control in the second half to pull out the difficult 64-61 victory.

Valanciunas And Lithuania Face Off Vs. Brazil Today

Lithuania has had their way through 10 friendly exhibition games and no one has been able to stop the Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, but today the big man and his team face off against a group of players from Brazil expecting to be in the Final Four of the World Cup that starts in just over a week. Catch all the action on Sportotv starting now!

DeMar DeRozan 13/5/6 Leads USA To Easy Win Over Dominican

DeMar DeRozan came off the bench for Team USA to lead the second unit and his team with 13 points 5 rebounds and 6 assists in an embarrassingly easy 105-62 win over a grossly overmatched Dominican Republic team. Rudy Gay also scored 13 points off the bench. Anyone who suggests Jerry Colangelo or Coach Krzyzewski are making decisions based on this game is blowing smoke.