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The 10-man rotation, starring Brooklyn and Brooklyn's hometown team


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Brooklyn hosts Game 6 of its first round matchup against Toronto on Friday night. (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: SB Nation. David Roth with a fantastically-penned take on growth, the vicissitudes and charms and then-unseen benefits of being able to identify with a community, and where fandom for the New Jersey and then Brooklyn Nets plays into that.
PF: Pro Hoops History. Curtis Harris is one of the best basketball writers working today, and if you read his thesis you can start to understand why.
SF: ESPN. Ramona Shelburne with an immaculately-presented breakdown on the ever-devolving Donald Sterling affair.
SG: Pounding the Rock. Gus Crawford talks up the renaissance of one Emanuel Ginobili.
PG: Grantland. Zach Lowe breaks down Friday night’s hopefully-competitive Game 6 action.
6th: Bleacher Report. Kevin Ding points out that the Lakers truly do need a coach that will stand up to both Kobe Bryant and the Buss family. Good luck.
7th: Grantland. Jonathan Abrams discusses the reborn Jermaine O’Neal.
8th: Orlando Pinstriped Post. Evan Dunlap points out that the Orlando Magic has extended the contracts of general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn.
9th: Sports Illustrated. Rob Mahoney delves into 12 things you may have missed during this fantastic opening round of the playoffs.
10th: Eight Points, Nine Seconds. William Rettig discusses the return of David West, Indiana’s resident badass.

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