Larry Sanders enjoys himself at the Playboy Mansion earlier in August (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: BrewHoop. Larry Sanders officially signed his contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. Frank Madden delves into the payroll vicissitudes that will result.
PF: Grantland. Zach Lowe, Sanders’ most visible backer, discusses what the Bucks’ new coaching staff needs to do in order to make their extended prize worth that four-year, (potentially, should the incentives tick off) $48 million contract.
SF: SB Nation. Tom Ziller references several other young big men while discussing the context and era that led to Sanders’ contract extension.
SG: TrueHoop. Larry Sanders did not average double-figure points or rebounds last season, yet will make double-figures in millions of dollars a year in 2014-15. Ethan Sherwood Strauss explains why.
PG: Roundball Mining Company. Explaining away the various pros and cons for the different sorts of lineups the Denver Nuggets could experiment with in 2013-14. Note: This column is not about Larry Sanders.
6th: Fear the Sword. Reflecting upon the time the Cleveland Cavaliers got really, really lucky when they shot up in the lottery before drafting Kyrie Irving.
7th: The Point Forward. Sports Illustrated’s Rob Mahoney delves into what could be reflected upon as a fantastic offseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
8th: The Basketball Jones. Another intriguing read from Andrew Unterberger, who co-incidentally talks up the most interesting players in the Northwest Division.
9th: Indy Cornrows. Tyler Bischoff openly frets about what could happen if the Indiana Pacers rely too heavily on Paul George as an isolation threat in 2013-14, something I’m on board with worrying about.
10th: Grantland. Zach Lowe presents the second part to his team name rankings he debuted on Tuesday.
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