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: Daily Thunder. Apparently Kendrick Perkins’ YOLO jumper is a thing, which you can watch right here:
… and NBA 2K14 has included his follow-through in their new product. Royce Young’s entire month is now shot to bits.
PF: Charlotte Observer. Re-signed Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts believes that the rest of the NBA has a dim opinion of his game, and that he, in his word, is “undervalued.”
SF: NBA.com. Inside, outside, and all points in-between – the Cleveland Cavaliers’ defense was terrible under coach Byron Scott. Dan Devine mentioned as much on Thursday, and John Schuhmann delves into how Mike Brown could change this.
SG: National Post. Jonas Valanciunas is mum as training camp dawns, but teammate Aaron Gray has no issues talking about his ceiling as a player.
PG: SB Nation. Meanwhile, Ricky O’Donnell talks up Jonas’ underrated offensive game in tandem to Toronto’s hopes for the man.
6th: Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A Fulton County judge has ruled that former Lakers and Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton must adhere to a 12-hour nightly curfew after the charged murderer was accused of intimidating his prosecutor.
7th: SB Nation. Mark Deeks, Mr. Must-Read, gives a nice slow clap to the Indiana Pacers for nearing the luxury tax limit in order to pay for a championship contender.
8th: SB Nation. Tom Ziller, Mr. Read-You Must, takes down the continued internet hand-wringing over this apparent scourge of tanking, as we did a couple of times recently.
9th: SB Nation. Mike Prada, Mr. Come-On-Ya-Gotta-Read-a-This-a-Guy, talks up Toronto’s Amir Johnson, who has quietly become one of the NBA’s most effective players, mainly because he likes to get in the other team’s way.
10th: Sporting News. Popular (as he should be) Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob has absolutely no qualms paying the luxury tax if it meant paying for a winner. This is why he’s popular. Which is weird, for a friend of Rick Barry’s. We kid. Kind of.
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