One of the NBA's overlooked perks from the rebuilt national program is that players tend to play better the season after participating.
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That may be doubly true for a young player like Mason Plumlee.
In his first year, Plumlee made an impression as an energetic big man off the bench, something he also did with the U.S. team this summer.
Now though, the Nets expect his role to increase, and he says that's fine by him.