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: JaVale McGee's Instagram. JaVale on the Internet: The gift that keeps on giving.
PF: Hardwood Paroxysm. A massive, massive endeavor undertaken by a mammoth stable of NBA writers previewing all 30 teams in great detail, with lovely pictures and creative thinking and real bleeding-heart fandom. It's a full-length book, and it costs $1.99 for Kindle, and proceeds from the sale go toward helping some of the writers who've incurred some medical bills recently. If you're a die-hard salivating for more season-preview content to devour, there are way worse ways to spend a couple of bucks.
SF: NBA.com. Amid the million other things in his always jam-packed Monday Morning Tip column, David Aldridge has a great interview with and backgrounder on new Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, whose path from Maine to Philly was shaped by lengthy stays in Melbourne and San Antonio.
SG: The Washington Post. Remember when Yao Ming joined an effort to ban shark fin soup to reduce the massive number of sharks killed in pursuit of a status-symbol meal? That effort is apparently working, which is rad.
PG: Vantage Sports. A statistical argument that Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is the best, most effective screen-setter in the NBA.
7th: Brooklyn's Finest. Despite the fact that Mason Plumlee is unlikely to see very much playing time behind the likes of Kevin Garnett, Brook Lopez, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans, Brian Faith still thinks the Brooklyn Nets might be better served keeping their first-round pick with the big-league club rather than sending him down to the D-League.
8th: SB Nation. James Herbert talks to Rudy Gay about the challenge of pushing the Toronto Raptors up the ladder and into the playoff chase: "I have to teach this team to have the mentality that we're going to win."
9th: @EdKupfer. A great visualization of the average age of each of the 30 NBA rosters, from youngest to oldest ... which actually isn't the Knicks this season!
10th: Bullets Forever. Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman is apparently looking at putting Trevor Ariza into the starting lineup and bringing Martell Webster off the bench, breaking up the Webster-John Wall-Bradley Beal trio that was super successful when sharing the floor last season in the interest of improving the starters' defense and adding some playmaking to the reserves. Mike Prada isn't so sure that makes sense.
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