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: Larry Coon's CBA FAQ. Larry Coon is an Internet legend. When his first collective bargaining agreement FAQ came out following the last lockout season, it helped a whole generation of us burgeoning NBA scribes figure out the following offseason, and the would-be boffo free-agent class of 2000 that followed a whole heap of teams using questioned-about cap machinations to clear space. This is required reading, re-skimming, bookmarking, what have you. You are not allowed to comment on a website, a message board, a blog, or on talk radio until you've gone over it. And this goes for you, professional scribes and TV talking heads. You don't get to just offer the "I don't know if that's cap-legal" caveat, after discussing a hypothetical deal. Now you know. Thank you, once again, Larry.
PF: Hardwood Paroxysm. Curtis Harris on the late Knicks coach Andrew "Fuzzy" Levane.
SF: Meloship of the Ring. Amar'e Stoudemire's late-game defense was pretty happenin' on Sunday.
SG: Washington Post. John Wall is touring the playoffs with Sam Cassell, learning from the top PGs.
PG: Grantland. Jonathan Abrams on the divergent careers of Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry, 11 years on.
6th: Houston Press. Jeff Balke on the man inside the Houston Rockets' big bear suit. Cool read.
7th: Wages of Wins. Is the new Warriors GM smarter than your average NBA exec?
8th: Cavs: The Blog. Colin McGowan with an interesting, must-read look at Antawn Jamison.
9th: GQ. Bethlehem Shoals: "Knowledge of Self, From James Harden to Kobe Bryant."
10th: National Post. Eric Koreen on the Mavericks' inability to contain James Harden.
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