A look around the league and the web that covers it. It’s also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren’t always listed in order of importance. That’s for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C: New York Times. In case you missed it, in honor of Ball Don’t Lie’s fifth anniversary, a discussion of the origins of Rasheed Wallace’s famous catchphrase as penned by Tony Gervino.
PF: The Basketball Jones. Seth Rosenthal’s list of menacing things for David Stern to say as he threatens teams.
SF: Hardwood Paroxysm. Pretty cool look from Sean Highkin at a recent history of players to make the All-Star game while working on losing teams.
SG: Grantland. The Oklahoma City Thunder are pretty scary, you guys.
PG: HoopsAnalyst. ‘Are there any [Kenneth] Farieds in the 2013 draft class?’
6th: SLAM. Mario Chalmers could miss five games with a torn tendon in his left ring finger.
7th: Pro Basketball Talk. LaMarcus Aldridge is getting his usual allotment of post-up looks, and his production is still down in comparison to last year.
8th: The Basketball Jones. The Brooklyn Nets and Trey Kerby are inventing hilarious nicknames.
9th: The Point Forward. Rob Mahoney takes a look at Miami’s worrying defensive woes.
10th: YouTube. A compendium of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar career highlights set to the late Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five,” featuring Paul Desmond’s stunningly gorgeous alto saxophone work. Rest in peace, Mr. Brubeck.
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