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The 10-man rotation, starring a whole lot of international scouting

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Gordon Giricek peers deep into your soul (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: FOX Sports North. Remember Gordon Giricek? Few of you do, which is why the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to great lengths to bolster their international scouting team in this very cool and well done feature from Joan Niesen.
PF: National Post. Amir Johnson (via Eric Koreen) will have you wanting to move to Toronto with news of this Tim Horton's-slash-Cold Stone Creamery.
SF: Checking in with the fundamentals-obsessed Houston Rockets.
SG: Orlando Sentinel. A look at Mexico City-born new'ish Magic center Gustavo Ayon.
PG: Steve Aschburner discusses the super-small Milwaukee backcourt, one that didn't play all that well defensively in brief glimpses last season.

6th: Sactown Royalty. The detestable Maloofs are mentioned in the to-be-admired '30 Rock.'
7th: Checking in with Roy Hibbert after a pretty nutty summer.
8th: Sportando. Allen Iverson won't be playing for Maccabi Haifa in two exhibition games this month.
9th: SB Nation. Want to be an NBA mascot? Why in the hell would you?
10th: Cowbell Kingdom. James Johnson, on former teammate Brad Miller: "He always sends me pictures," said Johnson with a smile. "I heard he just got a 7-foot bear just the other day. So, I don't know if I'm going that extreme. I don't if I'm that extreme yet — maybe a couple ducks or squirrels (first)."

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