1. FINAL CUTS COMING: After their exhibition over the weekend and another coming tomorrow, rumor has it that Team USA will announce its final FIBA roster on Thursday. Chandler Parsons, as we've discussed extensively, is by no means assured a spot. Marc Stein breaks down the math of six players fighting for 10 spots and who may or may not survive.
2. MORE TEAM USA: Speaking of Parsons, apparently he won the USBMNT Knockout game. They surely can't cut him now, can they??
3. SLIDE INTO YOUR DMs LIKE...: Apparently getting hit on by Chandler Parsons is either not fun, or good for some publicity (probably the latter). Over at Larry Brown Sports, they put together the sequence of events involving Chandler Parsons' phone number being revealed over Twitter, and of course, everyone's favorite new NBA Twitter Expert Joel Embiid weighing in.
4. DEVIN HARRIS TAKES THE CHALLENGE: Devin Harris posted his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video this morning. Can't wait to see the Dirk Nowitzki response!
I accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and nominate @swish41 Bo Ryan and @UWBadgers mens basketball team! https://t.co/k1Giysqoxh— Devin Harris (@Dev34Harris) August 19, 2014
5. BIG MEN SHOW THEIR STUFF: Dallas Morning News has all the details of the Mavs ManiAACs tryouts, which are held periodically. If you think this isn't as serious as Mavs Dancer tryouts, well...you would be wrong.