Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14
When the gym doors opened upon present, and perhaps future, men's Olympic basketball players, there was Russell Westbrook sporting a low, wide Mohawk and Kobe Bryant sprouting a goatee, his self-described "(bleep)-off-don't-bother-me" look. Change is the order of the day in the NBA, be it hirsute statements or the frenzy of free-agent transactions that have left players, much like observers, hustling to keep track and make sense of what's happened around the league in the few days since free agency opened. When 28 players convened here Thursday night for USA Basketball training camp, the dizzying moves of the last week -- Steve Nash stunningly heading to the Lakers, Deron Williams going to Brooklyn along with Joe Johnson, Jason Kidd surprisingly moving to the Knicks, Eric Gordon signing an offer sheet with Phoenix, Roy Hibbert doing the same with Portland and on and on -- had more than a few heads spinning and more than a few conversations starting. "It's always the first thing (...
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