Brian Scalabrine knows what going overseas can do for a team. After all, he was a part of the team that went to Rome in 2007, and we all know that season ended. He breaks down what a trip like this means for the 2012-13 team.
This year, the C's went to Turkey and Milan for a week. They played two European teams on their trip, and came back with positive things to say about the trip.
Will it matter by game 20? Or 40? Or 82? Time will tell. But it certainly can't hurt to bond overseas before the season begins.