Happy Friday, Bullets Forever. Albert's off having fun in Europe for the next two weeks, so I'll be rounding up your weekly Top Stories.
1. #KSLIFE2NY. Kevin Seraphin signs with the New York Knicks for one year and 2.8 million dollars. Seraphin wants a chance to start, and he'll have a better shot at doing that in New York than he would have in Washington. We'll miss that sweet, sweet hook shot, though.
2. John Wall will attend the upcoming USA Basketball mini-camp. Wall is widely considered a long shot to make the team, Jake argues that Wall ultimately made the right choice; I think he's right. Camp attendees include all the big names you would expect with the exception of Damian Lillard, who declined UASB's invitation after being cut last year. The full list is at usab.com. NBA TV will air a behind-the-scenes look at USAB's practice called, I kid you not, Real Training Camp.
3. The Mystics win three out of four this week, with their one loss coming to MVP-frontrunner Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky. Ivory Latta's been particularly hot, shooting 48% from deep on 6.2 attempts per game over the last 5 games. Latta's had a rough season so far, so it's nice to see her return to form. Albert wrote about the first three games here. The optimist in me says that the current roster's ceiling is a lot higher than I gave them credit for. The pessimist in me says that much like in the NBA, the WNBA's Eastern Conference is pretty weak. You can watch the Mystics play the Connecticut Sun this Sunday at 4:00pm on NBA TV.
4. Rumor has it the Jazz are interested in Garrett Temple as a backup PG. Dante Exum tore his ACL, leaving the Jazz with some holes in their perimeter defense. No word yet on what they're offering or whether the Wizards are interested. I wrote a quick take on the pros and cons of trading Temple.
5. Kevin Durant tweeted some batteries. This is obviously a secret message to Wizards fans. So obvious I'm surprised he even tweeted it. The KD Translator comes through for us again.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 31, 2015