Redeem Team out of sight, out of mind

Team USA undergoes 'cultural evolution' heading into world championship in Turkey

Updated: August 2, 2010, 10:15 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- In a twisted sort of way, Team USA is better off with what it has than with what it doesn't have.

Or to put it another way, the focus this week and for the rest of this summer heading into the FIBA World Championship in Turkey is not going to be on the players who turned the NBA on its head in early July, the same three Redeem Teamers who helped right the basketball universe two years ago by winning the gold medal in Beijing.

None of them is here, although some ...

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