George Karl in black and white. (Garrett W. Ellwood/NBA/Getty Images)
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: Roundball Mining Company. After yet another first-round exit, Kalen Deremo tries to square the resume and reputation of Denver's bench boss with the repeated frustration of postseason failure: "All these years Nuggets fans have been in love with someone who does not exist. George Karl is not the knight in shining armor who has saved the Nuggets from the depths of franchise misery."
PF: SB Nation Longform. A good read (and a long one) from James Herbert on how Indiana Pacers wing Paul George went from a kid playing in jean shorts at a YMCA in Palmdale, Calif., to an NBA All-Star.
SF: Grantland, Eye on Basketball and Eight Points Nine Seconds. Zach Lowe, Zach Harper and Jared "Not Named Zach, Weirdly" Wade come in praise of Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert's paint-patrolling performance in Game 1 ...
SG: SB Nation, Posting and Toasting and The Point Forward. ... Mike Prada, Dylan Murphy and Rob Mahoney look at some adjustments the New York Knicks' offense can make to better attack Hibbert in Tuesday's Game 2.Read More »from The 10-man rotation, starring a long, hard look at the NBA coaching life of George Karl