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Ball Don't Lie

The 10-man rotation, starring classic NBA photos in living color

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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: AndRise. An incredibly cool look at several classic NBA photographs, colorized. No Ted Turner machinations here, click on this link.
PF: DIME Magazine. Warren Shaw takes a look at ten of the more intriguing returns from injury that we’ll get to take in as the 2013-14 season unfurls.
SF: The Classical. Evan Hall with what’s best to remember from Tracy McGrady’s time spent in the NBA. Time that unfortunately included plenty of nights on the bench, a stint as a Spurs towel-waver, and that final trip the ESPN set with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
SG: Complex. Russ Bengtson smartly argues for Tracy McGrady’s Hall of Fame candidacy, before delving into how [bleeping] terrifying it was to play against the man, as he did nearly 12 years ago.

PG: The Basketball Jones. Trey Kerby, nice guy and helpful artist, draws up the thank you posters for Tracy McGrady’s former teams in New York, Detroit, Atlanta and San Antonio – teams that T-Mac declined to acknowledge on Wednesday morning.
6th: SB Nation. Tom Ziller talks up what Ricky Rubio should be, as opposed to what he hasn’t been thus far.
7th: SB Nation. Drew Garrison discusses why he thinks an Omer Asik/Dwight Howard pairing won’t work. I think it can work, if the team treats Howard as a cutter for short stretches.
8th: Knickerblogger. Is giving up Iman Shumpert worth it to deal Amar’e Stoudemire? David Vertsberger lays down some trading options.
9th: Raptors Republic. Tracking Terrence Ross’ potential to become a Bruce Bowen-styled defender and corner three-point shooter, with helpful shot chart access from William Lou.
10th: The Point Forward. Just how penny-wise have the Brooklyn Nets been? And how pound-foolish? And how much is Alan Anderson really making this year? Sports Illustrated’s Rob Mahoney will tell you.

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