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The 10-man rotation, starring Dirk Nowitzki’s legendary one-footed jumper (Video)

Kelly Dwyer
Ball Don't Lie

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.

[Related: Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki offers to take 'significant pay cut' to woo free agents]

C: YouTube.com/NBA. Dirk Nowitzki hasn’t played a game of basketball in a month, but that doesn’t mean he can’t get all of our hearts a-flutterin’ as we look forward to this year’s NBA Finals.
PF: Pro Hoops History. Curtis Harris delves into the career of George McGinnis, who put up some ridiculous statistics in both the ABA and NBA.
SF: Daily Thunder. Thunder super-scribe Royce White discusses the various options Oklahoma City has with disappointing big man Kendrick Perkins.
SG: SB Nation. It wasn’t because of a terrible mismatch, and it wasn’t because he was playing poorly, but Tim Duncan sat out the crucial stages of his team’s series-deciding win on Thursday night. Mike Prada tries to discovery why that was, exactly.
PG: Sports Illustrated. Rob Mahoney also breaks down parts of the same stretch with a focus on Kawhi Leonard, who has been playing brilliant (and somewhat frighteningly-good) ball with Duncan off of the floor.

6th: VICE. David Roth on why it’s so damn fun to “actually, actively like” the San Antonio Spurs. Please read this column.
7th: The Basketball Jones. Here’s how funny Trey Kerby’s reflection on the last decade and a half of Bulls basketball is. I laughed so hard and for so long while reading Trey’s column that my wife, annoyed, had to leave the house to go outside. Bear in mind that, and I’m not kidding, Trey Kerby officiated our marriage.
8th: USA Today. Sam Amick reports what we’ve long suspected: Geoff Petrie’s days in Sacramento are numbered. Happily, the Kings’ days in Sacramento aren’t numbered.
9th: SB Nation. Ricky O’Donnell discusses the emergence of German-born point guard Dennis Schroeder, who unfortunately is sitting out this week’s NBA draft combine because of medically-based frustrations.
10th: 8 Points, 9 Seconds. Jared Wade with a rough, frustrating, personal, on point and ultimately quite good look at the impact of George Hill’s concussion.

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