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: Newsweek. The compelling story of the extortion attempt pulled on Miami Heat big man Chris Andersen, who was wrongfully accused of violating child pornography laws in 2012. The feature concludes that in many ways Andersen has not recovered from the since-dismissed charges.
PF: Crowdrise. There is still time to donate to UNICEF – as Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is doing, $500 for every block registered during these playoffs – to help children in need in the Congo.
SF: Sporting News. Chris Littman sees the tables turned on him, in discussing pre-draft quizzes with prospect Cleanthony Early.
SG: Blog-a-Bull. Ricky O’Donnell wants the Chicago Bulls to come through, already, in its 16-year quest to either sign or trade for a bonafide All-Star like Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Love.
PG: Waiting For Next Year. Jacob Rosen wants to remind Nate Silver that, hey, Kyrie Irving just turned 22.
6th: TrueHoop. On our repeated ignoring of Scott Brooks’ personnel and offensive structure shifts in the ongoing Western Conference finals.
7th: SB Nation. Paul Flannery echoes the same thoughts about Scott Brooks as he attempts to return to the Finals.
8th: Washington Post. Michael Lee on the challenges that Randy Wittman faces in Washington, now that he’s The Guy.
9th: SB Nation. Dr. Flannery also discusses the rise of Paul George, and how exactly we should be considering him late in his fourth season.
10th: ESPN. Marc Stein with a wonderful, re-readable, look at the long-term relationship between Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich.
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- Chris Andersen
- Serge Ibaka