Gus Johnson lets it roll (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: Pro Hoops History. Curtis Harris delves into the career of Gus Johnson, a backboard-breaking stud of a big forward that was way ahead of his time.
PF: ClutchFans.net. The Rockets are in the figurative lap of luxury, about to secure the rights to the NBA’s best center while hanging onto one of the league’s better defensive big men in reserve. Clutch’s column smartly delves into where the team could go from here.
SF: SB Nation. Seth Rosenthal’s hilarious documentation of three former NBA All-Stars (yes, Chris Gatling was an All-Star) getting together to share their tales of woe and whimsy at ‘The Penis Monologues.’ This is a very strange and at times telling piece that you should read.
SG: Clipper Nation. Seerat Sohi and the concept of “moving on,” which is hard to do in this league, and in this life.
PG: HoopsAnalyst. Lusting at the thought of Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins and how their high school stats could translate to college, and then the NBA.
6th: Suns.com. Phoenix fans, mindful of the run that Kevin Johnson and Jeff Hornacek put on 25 years ago, have seen hybrid backcourts before. This is why they should be excited about Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe.
7th: Daily Thunder. Royce Young details the $7 million trade exception that the Oklahoma City Thunder own. An exception the tax-conscious team probably won’t use.
8th: Grantland. Zach Lowe expertly breaks down the weird and slightly off-putting offseason that the New Orleans Pelicans are executing.
9th: ESPN Dallas. I wouldn’t exactly call the Dallas Mavericks “conservative,” but they sure do have some bad timing and crummy luck.
10th: SB Nation. Scott Schroeder details the lengthy list of NBA players that could be cut with the league’s amnesty provision this week.
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