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The dog days of the NBA offseason have nearly brought the rumor mill to a halt.
This feels less like the calm before the storm than it does the final summer snooze before a long, grueling winter. Most teams have finished reshuffling their rosters, meaning the heavy lifting is done until training camp opens.
That said, the Association never stops making noise.
Between Team USA workouts and a possible superteam taking a potential step toward title contention, the latest round of rumors could have long-lasting effects.
2 Promotions Coming for Team USA Youngsters?
With a small army of stars declining invites for Team USA ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball world cup, an opportunity was created for newcomers to make their marks.
“Derrick White is being invited to LA when Team USA reconvenes there next week, a program official told me, which essentially means he has been promoted from the select practice squad to the world cup roster. (Look for Marvin Bagley to be promoted as well.) One coach told me White was the best player on either team in the Day 2 scrimmages, and on Day 3 I saw him damn near replicate t