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: CSNNW.com. Dwight Jaynes reflects on the life of Dick Harter, who passed away on Monday.
PF: Sheridan Hoops. Jan Hubbard looks back on Magic Johnson's "announcement" from 1991.
SF: Off the Dribble. Howard Beck with a must-read on the disappearance of Knicks owner James Dolan.
SG: The Classical. Paul Flannery with 18 Flannery Facts on Rajon Rondo.
PG: Houston Chronicle. Russ Bengtson pointed us to the saddest Charles Barkley picture ever.
6th: The Basketball Jones. Mark Deeks on the super-slow trade deadline.
7th: Sactown Royalty. Tom Ziller looks back on an awful few years of Kings deadline deals.
8th: Basketball-Reference.com. [Insert name here] with the NBA's best mid-range shooters.
9th: SB Nation. Gethin Coolbaugh looks at Portland's playoff chances.
10th: Sports Radio Interviews. Jamal Crawford: "He (his agent) does tell me, like, 'Hey, your name's out there a lot.' The thing I respect about him a lot: he's every honest. He's like, 'Your name's out there a lot,' and it has to do with, obviously, the contract. And second, some people saying, 'Well hey, he's going to opt out anyway, you might as well get something for him.' But the thing about the opt-out clause is this: Even if I opted out, it's just the business part of it. Even if I opted out, that doesn't mean you wanna leave the place you're at — it just means on the business side you may be looking for a long-term deal or a new contract."
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- Dick Harter
- Dwight Jaynes
- Magic Johnson