Team USA was dealt a major blow last week as SG/SF Paul George sustained a gruesome leg injury during the team's intra-squad showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. George underwent successful emergency surgery to repair his broken leg and is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season.
In the aftermath of George's devastating injury, Oklahoma City Thunder star SF Kevin Durant announced his intent to withdraw from Team USA due to "personal reasons".
Speculation continues to circulate regarding the future of 2014 first overall pick Andrew Wiggins. The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly agreed in principle to a trade that will see Kevin Love join forces with LeBron James in exchange for Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a highly protected 2015 first round pick. The Cavs and TWolves are required to wait until August 23rd prior to processing the trade.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Becky Hammon on becoming the first-ever full-time female coach in NBA history! Hammon, a 16-year veteran of the WNBA, has been hired as an assistant coach by the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.
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