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Ball Don't Lie

The 10-man rotation, starring Anderson Varejao and his future in Cleveland

Kelly Dwyer
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Anderson Varejao considers a spring spent in Houston (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: The Point Forward. Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney break down the respective reasons and possible results in any trade involving potential All-Star Anderson Varejao.
PF: Minn Post. The second part, the first can be found here, of Britt Robson's great interview with Jim Petersen.
SF: Cowbell Kingdom. Jonathan Santiago breaks down DeMarcus Cousins' efficient game in a Wednesday win over Toronto.
SG: The Basketball Jones. Jerry Stackhouse is playing darn well because he wants his kids to know they "can never kick my butt." Fair gauntlet toss, old man.
PG: New York Times. Beckley Mason points us in the direction of the Thunder's improving offense.

6th: SB Nation. Paul Flannery: 'Kevin Garnett can't stop, won't stop.'
7th: USA Today. It's hard to do an interesting and informative feature on someone as overly discussed as Kevin Durant and say something new, but Sam Amick did his typical great work here.
8th: Grantland. There is significant value to penetrating the defense in a way that gives your teammates ample opportunity to rebound your missed shots. Value, meet Kobe Bryant.
9th: SB Nation. The Mavericks and Bucks are running quite a bit, writes Tom Ziller, but without much efficiency to give credibility to those worn treads.
10th: Fox Sports North. This is your must-read of the day. Take a few minutes off and take to the news about how the Minnesota Timberwolves are utilizing endless amounts of cameras to reshape how they view and judge the production of their team. Others, such as Zach Lowe, have written about this quite a bit before, but it's still pretty enticing to learn more about a game that keeps growing.

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