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On July 27th, Paul Millsap was added to Team USA’s provisional roster due to players like Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and LaMarcus Aldridge deciding to forgo participation in the FIBA World Cup this summer.

Little more than a week later, Millsap was announced as one of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s first round of cuts, along with Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal. Among those selected over Millsap were Denver’s Kenneth Faried and Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee.

At the time, there was not too much of a problem with this. Even with Paul George’s gruesome injury, the lynchpin for Team USA seemed to be one thing: they still had Kevin Durant. The problem with this thinking today is that the team no longer has Durant to rely on.

It was announced on Thursday that Durant would withdraw from Team USA participation, citing mental and physical exhaustion. While there is some speculation that this might have something to do with Durant being offered a $300+ million endorsement deal with Under Armour, there is plenty of merit for Durant needing some time off. Continue Reading…

Hawks Workout Gobert

Bo Churney —  June 18, 2013

The Hawks decided to not make their draft workouts open to the media this year, but that doesn’t stop the potential prospects from taking to Twitter to let us know what’s going on.

Gobert’s draft stock has been up and down over the past several weeks, but you still can’t teach height. The 7’2″ Frenchman has a 9’7″ standing reach, which is one of the highest ever for an NBA player. It’s rumored that even if he’s drafted, Gobert will spend at least another season in Europe to improve on his offensive skills, which are extremely raw for the time being.

In other draft news, Chad Ford released the fifth version of his mock draft today. He projects the Hawks to take Duke’s Mason Plumlee at 17 and Giannis Antetokounmpo at 18. Ford also mentions that the Hawks would be interested in Kelly Olynyk, Jamaal Franklin, and Tim Hardaway Jr. Gobert and Gorgui Dieng are also still available at those two picks in Ford’s mock.