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.
SF: All Ball. I have something shocking to tell you. Are you sitting down? You should probably sit down to avoid fainting. ... OK, good. Thank you for sitting because DeAndre Jordan isn't that good at lacrosse.
SG: Bleacher Report. A really nice breakdown from Jared Dubin of the different actions the San Antonio Spurs use to free up their different 3-point shooters — Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Matt Bonner and Manu Ginobili — to rise and fire from long distance.
7th: SB Nation. Mike Prada picks out some of the finer points of LeBron James' second-half Game 5 onslaught, highlighting his work as a screener and in orchestrating Miami's offense from the pinch post — two things he wasn't nearly as adept at back in his "Cleveland days."
8th: The Point Forward. Rob Mahoney ranks the 20 best available ball-handlers — not necessarily point guards, but facilitators of offense — in this summer's free-agent crop.
9th: The Good Point. It's kind of incomprehensible to me that someone not related to Larry Hughes cares about Larry Hughes enough to write an extensive in-reverse biography of Hughes' playing career, but there's something sweet in Austin Kent's attempt to pinpoint and explain why he dug the flawed swingman so much.
10th: Salt City Hoops. This is a neat thought experiment — which current members of the Utah Jazz have the most "statue potential?" Even if the odds are long, it's fun to close your eyes and envision what young players' paths to legend status might look like.
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