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The 10-man rotation, starring Kurtis Blow

Kelly Dwyer
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Kurtis Blow poses in his lounge wear. (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: SB Nation. Kurtis Blow’s 1984 hit “Basketball” is a dead set classic, so the good folks at SB Nation decided to put together an oral history on the songs roots, production, and influence. To the hoop link, y’all.
PF: NBA.com. Scott Howard-Cooper discusses Pau Gasol’s contract options following what could be his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
SF: Grantland. Jonathan Abrams breaks down the career arc of Andre Iguodala, and how his semi-superstardom and often overlooked contribution somehow relate to Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen.
SG: National Post. Eric Koreen with a fascinating feature on former Toronto Raptor Quincy Acy, a heady banger attempting to work his way into the rotation in Sacramento despite a lingering ankle injury.
PG: HoopsAnalyst. Harlan Schreiber with his always-great ‘Quick Thoughts,’ including an aside on miserable free throw shooters, and Pablo Prigioni’s inability to get to the charity stripe.

6th: Detroit Bad Boys. Breaking down just why the top-heavy Detroit Pistons are so terrible at defending the three-point arc.
7th: New York Times. Andrew Keh is here to let everyone know that NBA players have been “earning” a disproportionate amount of fines so far this season.
8th: Sports Illustrated. Ben Golliver shines a light to the five worst starters currently suiting up in the NBA so far in 2013-14.
9th: Orlando Pinstriped Post. Evan Dunlap discusses his Orlando Magic a quarter of the way into the season, documenting what has been an up (Aaron Afflalo) and down (Victor Oladipo) backcourt.
10th: Grantland. Zach Lowe with an entertaining back and forth with highly-regarded Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Lots to learn from here, as Stevens uses good humor and doesn’t dodge much.

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