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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: Heat Index and Grantland. Tom Haberstroh and Zach Lowe got access to a bunch of data from STATS' SportVU — a 3D video camera-based tracking system that films games from a variety of angles, using in-game player position coordinates to offer a ton of detailed info about player speed, distance, player separation, ball possession and more. Fifteen NBA teams have purchased these camera systems, and, as a result, probably have a crazy amount of information about not only their teams, but every other team in the league. Haberstroh and Lowe parse it to give us some awesome, granular profiles about guys like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and many, many more. So much fun, whether you're a hoops nerd or not. (Although being a nerd probably helps.)
PF: BBall Breakdown. Virtually every NBA team uses the Horns set — a point guard triggering the ball up top, two players (usually bigs) at the elbows, two players (usually wings) spacing the floor in the short corners — on offense, but despite its prevalence across the league, there are plenty of different actions and counters teams run out the initial alignment. Coach Nick runs through a bunch of variations, showing how individual player motions and decisions can create loads of offensive options.
SF: Waiting for Next Year. Kirk Lammers breaks down how Cleveland Cavaliers sophomores Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson used simple high screen-and-rolls, with slight tweaks from possession to possession and great execution down the stretch, to kill the Oklahoma City Thunder last weekend.Read More »from The 10-man rotation, starring fun with video cameras