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The 10-man rotation, starring Joe Johnson’s touch in the clutch

Kelly Dwyer
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Joe Johnson's back. (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: The Brooklyn Game. Devin Kharpertian with a fascinating portrayal of Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson, one of the game’s most cruelly efficient scorers down the stretch of close games.
PF: New York Times. That nagging $1.4 million that is getting in the way of Jason Collins joining the end of an NBA team’s bench this season.
SF: David Vertsberger’s devious detailing of Andrea Bargnani’s promise as a New York Knick.
SG: Grizzly Bear Blues. Six unheralded aspects of what will likely be a fascinating 2013-14 season for the Memphis Grizzlies.
PG: Philadelphia Daily News. Royce White’s Philadelphia 76ers preseason debut will take place on Friday night.

6th: We’re a little late on this, but Steve Aschburner’s take on Michael Jordan’s first retirement, 20 years on, is a must-read.
7th: Grantland. Zach Lowe observes the demise of the much-loved Toronto Raptors mascot, who is out for the year with a torn Achilles.
8th: Sports Illustrated. Paul Forrester breaks down the relative fortunes awaiting the nine (!) rookie head coaches in 2013-14.
9th: SB Nation. Tom Ziller on Ted Leonsis, who is getting very impatient with his Washington Wizards.
10th: The Dream Shake. This is a very, very good column on Omer Asik’s impact on the Houston Rockets. Do read.

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