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The 10-man rotation, starring Brooklyn’s failure out of the gates

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Brook Lopez during Brooklyn's Game 7 loss to Chicago (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 Classical. David Roth delves into the enervating and tacky start of the Brooklyn Nets, the five-year malaise following Jason Kidd’s trade demand season of 2007-08, and the team’s tough first year after moving across the river.
PF: Indianapolis Star. Bob Kravitz details why, despite New York’s fantastic run to pull away in Game 2, the Indiana Pacers should be the favorites in this conference semifinal.
SF: SB Nation. After an embarrassing DJ turn during Game 1, Jon Bois previews the upcoming San Antonio Spurs in-house arena music we’re expected to take in for Game 2.
SG: Eye on Basketball. Royce Young is completely correct when he points to Kevin Martin as a needed bulwark to fortify Oklahoma City’s comeback in a five-game series that they do not own the home court advantage in.
PG: SB Nation. The Chicago Bulls have cleared Derrick Rose to play basketball. They’ve also cleared quite a few players that weren’t fit to play basketball. This is Tom Ziller’s damning and accurate indictment.

6th: SB Nation. Paul Flannery points to Kevin Garnett as the starting tipping point for the Boston Celtics’ possible rebuild.
7th: The Basketball Jones. Trey Kerby found a picture of Stephen Curry and Kent Bazemore that is also the best basketball picture.
8th: Cowbell Kingdom. Hubie Brown, for some reason, deigned to discuss the declining fortunes of the Sacramento Kings.
9th: Valley of the Suns. A Twitter breakdown detailing how many of us are enthused about new Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough.
10th: The Classical. Pete Segall details the Chicago Bulls and their beautiful nonsense. This is a fantastic column that you will enjoy.

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