The 2013 NBA Summer League is coming to a close, which, for all you hoops heads out there, means that the next two months will be awfully devoid of the sound of sneakers squeaking and leather balls bouncing.
If you're really starved for some better quality basketball, you might do well to check out your local pro-am scrimmages, from the Drew League in Los Angeles to Rucker Park in New York.
Not that there won't be plenty to talk about in the interim. The lack of actual games only gives us more time to speculate and prognosticate about who will do what, which team will go how far, and why so-and-so will either break out or break down next season.
And just because all will be quiet on court doesn't mean the teams themselves will skate through to training camp in October. Every organization has concerns of some sort to address in anticipation of what should be a fun campaign (on the whole, anyway) in 2013-14.
Or, at the very least, a single question for which a good answer must be devised if the coming season is to be a success of any sort for each franchise.