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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: Eye on Basketball. Zach Harper breaks down what makes Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, recently selected to his second consecutive All-Star Game, such a dominant offensive weapon. One scout's take on how to stop Aldridge's jumper one-on-one: "You don't. You just hope his muscle memory falls asleep."
PF: Vantage Sports. We know that corner 3-pointers consistently rate as the highest-percentage long-range look for NBA players and one of the most valuable shots an offense can create. But are all corner 3s created equal? How does opponents' shot defense factor into the mix? Jordan Kahn digs through two seasons worth of data to detail how defensive attention and shooter movement change as you move around the 3-point arc.
SF: SLC Dunk. SB Nation's ace Utah Jazz blog provides us with an awesome breakdown of the fundamentals of the famed flex offense brought to the NBA by Dick Motta and popularized in Salt Lake City by Jerry Sloan. Fun, educational and media-rich.Read More »from The 10-man rotation, starring the unstoppable LaMarcus Aldridge