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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: 48 Minutes of Hell. Fresh off Friday afternoon's news that the San Antonio Spurs have waived Stephen Jackson just days before the start of the postseason, Andrew McNeill considers the veteran swingman's declining role on the team and whether the Spurs will actually miss him come playoff time ... and he's got a sneaking suspicion they might. (Combine this with the news that reserve big man Boris Diaw will miss three to four weeks after having a cyst removed from his spine, and this is a pretty weird/not-so-great Friday for Spurs fans.)
PF: The Painted Area. With Jermaine O'Neal's recent astoundingly odd game-losing goaltend fresh in mind, Mark Haubner defends the NBA's existing goaltending rules against those (like NBA Commissioner David Stern) who would prefer it if the league switched to FIBA-style play, where you can smack the ball off the rim without penalty.
SF: Hot Hot Hoops. Jay Ramos takes a closer look at the impact Chris Andersen has had on the Miami Heat this season, and was somewhat surprised to find out that "The Birdman" — long renowned for his shot-blocking prowess — has arguably been more beneficial offensively than on defense for the defending champs.Read More »from The 10-man rotation, starring some wondering about the Spurs’ life after Stephen Jackson