The World Cup tips off Saturday with a record 45 NBA players spread out over 24 national teams including Nene, Pau Gasol and the entire U.S. roster.
The Iowa Energy, where the Wizards had been sending their players since 2011, are now operated by the Memphis Grizzlies and the NBA will make new affiliations official soon.
Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving are positioned for big roles for Team USA in the World Cup. The inside-outside duo aren't the only key players in Group C.
Both John Wall and Bradley Beal were among the first cuts to Team USA's FIBA World Cup roster. Which guard has the best shot at making the team in 2016?
With no Kevin Durant, who will step up for Team USA and who is in the way of them bringing home the gold?