You don't want it with David West. Like, at all. (Bruce Bennett/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: Pacers.com. We've spent a decade getting to know David West's game — the bruising post play, the high-low acumen, the soft touch on that 16-footer, the fact that no person in their right mind wants any quarrel with this grown-ass man — but, if you're like me, you don't know a whole lot about how the Indiana Pacers' probably-should-be-All-Star power forward got to where he is today. For tramps like us, Mark Montieth's got a damn fine two-part profile of Indy's steady-as-she-goes leader.
PF: CSNNE.com. Another outstanding profile, this one from Boston Celtics beat writer Jessica Camerato, of West's former Pacers teammate, guard Leandro Barbosa. When you think of the Brazilian shooting guard, you probably think of speed, high-octane offense, those "Seven Seconds or Less" Phoenix Suns teams and generally happy, positive things ... but as Barbosa tells Camerato, that's not how his story started, and, unfortunately, not necessarily where he finds himself now. There are some gut punches here.
SF: TrueHoop and TrueHoop again. There is a RIDICULOUS amount to learn in these two posts about the coaching histories, philosophies and pedagogies of Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau (by Beckley Mason) and Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle (by Kevin Arnovitz). A RIDICULOUS amount.
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