Among the stories on interest today is a piece on Magnum Rolle in his hometown paper. Going through summer camp and the Orlando Summer League was a reality check for Magnum P.F., although the reality of playing in the NBA has yet to really sink in.
Additional links after the jump include stories on the Pacers standing pat at point guard, USA Basketball starting workouts, more offseason moves around the NBA and a look ahead to next summer's free agents.
Magnum's reality check
Andrew Coakley catches up with Freeport's hometown hero, Magnum Rolle after he survived his first NBA summer league.
Why starting Stephenson at PG could be a smart move for the Pacers' future
Jeff Rabjohns makes the case for the Pacers standing pat at PG heading into the season. Essentially, they have nothing to lose but games at this point so if the current PG situation doesn't work they'll be in the lottery next summer where there will be some solid PG options.
NBA.com: USA begins building a whole new team this week in Vegas
John Schuhmann breaks down Team USA and projects Danny Granger making the final 12-man roster.
TEAM USA CAMP: March to Olympics starts here
Steve Carp is covering the USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas and reports on the campers prepping to start today.
An Early Look At The 2011 NBA Free Agents: What Will Carmelo's 'Decision' Be? - SBNation.com
Matt O'Brien breaks down the free agents set to hit the market next summer.
Sources: Amare Stoudemire doubtful for Team USA
Chris Sheridan reports that Amare Stoudemire may not be able to play with Team USA this summer which would likely open up a spot on the 12-man roster.
The Loyalty of Reggie Miller in Light of LeBron James Leaving Cleveland
Evan Stovall appreciates the loyalty Reggie Miller showed the Pacers over the years. That was definitely the case late in his career, although it would've been interesting to see where is career ended up if Allan Houston weren't available for the Knicks.
Chicago Bulls: Bulls acquire guard C.J. Watson from Warriors
After missing out on J.J. Redick, the Bulls added C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer to add to their useful depth.
Dooling signs with Bucks, will back up Jennings
Tom Enlund reports on the Bucks adding Keyon Dooling as a back up PG after losing Luke Ridnour. The Bucks also look to add some bulk on the bench by trading for Jon Brockman.
All-Star Drik Nowitzki signs new deal with Mavericks
After opting out of his contract, Nowitzki has re-signed with Dallas for at least $20 mil/per with a no-trade clause. A little pre-new-CBA insurance for Dirk.