Andrea Bargnani tries to decide if this is one of those 'good' or 'bad' nights (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: SportsNet. Holly MacKenzie tells us that the Toronto Raptors should probably have absatively had enough, and that it's time for Andrea Bargnani to go. Rest of NBA: "Not it."
PF: Detroit Free Press. Patrick Hayes points out that Tayshaun Prince has actually had a renaissance year of sorts thus far.
SF: SB Nation. Tom Ziller notices that, for a variety of reasons, nobody is dropping 50 anymore.
SG: A Wolf Among Wolves. You'll recall the 'Kobe Assist,' yes? Meet the 'Jose Juan Barea Assist.'
PG: Pro Basketball Talk. Our man Adrian Wojnarowski talks all things orange and leathery with Kurt Helin.
6th: Grantland. Zach Lowe on Miami's dodgy defense, in a column no friend of mine would pass up.
7th: TrueHoop. Kevin Arnovitz on Miami's lacking defense, in a breakdown no pal of Kelly's would gloss over.
8th: NBA.com. Fran Blinebury on the Memphis Grizzlies; all harmonious and nastier than Willie Kizart's speaker cone.
9th: The Point Forward. Rob Mahoney with interactive visualization detailing Scott Skiles' goofy, entertaining, and sometimes successful rotation machinations.
10th: NBA.com. Tyreke Evans hasn't turned everything around, it's just a nice recent streak and a pair of clutch jumpers from Wednesday (provided by fresh legs given to him by Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart, who wants Evans stepping into things off of the ball), so we're not going to call this a comeback. What we can call this is a very good feature from Scott Howard-Cooper detailing Evans' future with his team as it relates to his trade value and possible 2014 unrestricted free agency.
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