With training camps officially opening across the NBA, it finally feels like the 2012-13 season is upon us.
The time for trades, free agent movement and coaching changes is over, and it's time for the work of teams' offseasons to finally bear the laborious fruit.
Well, that would be the case in a normal professional sports league. As most NBA diehards know, the rumor mill is constantly spinning in the Association and there is never a dull minute on the wire.
While some of those rumors eventually come to fruition and we see blockbuster trades or huge signings, there are far more ones that were ridiculous from the very beginning.
When taking a look across the league, it can often be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Luckily, we're here to help. Here's a look at the latest rumblings across the league and some verdicts on their validity.