September is guaranteed to be more exciting than August or July. Not only is there the pending Impact Basketball league, which is going to feature 40-60 NBA players.
But what's going to be even better are the Olympic qualifiers taking place in Lithuania and Argentina starting next week. EuroBasket 2011 and FIBA Americas 2011 get going the middle of next week and in case you didn't know, pretty much every foreign born San Antonio Spurs player or guy the Spurs own the draft rights to is playing in that tournament. So let's go through each player starting with the guys who have the best shot of making it to London next summer.
Ryan Richards - Great Britain might be the worst team in EuroBasket, but you know what, they're the host country so along with the Americans, Richards & Co. are a lock for London. It's really not even clear why they're playing in EuroBasket, but the more the merrier, right? Sadly for Richards he hasn't been getting much run lately so you probably won't see much of him. Also, there's a decent chance the Brits are the first team bounced from EuroBasket.