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: FanSided. A good look by Jared Wade at LeBron James' lackadaisical defense through the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals.
SF: Hang Time. John Schuhmann on an offensive issue that's continuing to plague the Miami Heat in Round 3: "For the most part, Hibbert has remained in the paint against the Heat. And for the most part, Bosh hasn’t been able to do anything about it."
PG: Memphis Commercial-Appeal ($). In his Pick-and-Pop column, Chris Herrington tries to get his arms around the Memphis Grizzlies' chaotic week, dispersing the fog of rumor and supposition and figuring out where things actually stand in the front office at the moment. A good level-setter.
6th: Blog-a-Bull. If they were actually inclined to do so this summer, how might the Chicago Bulls go about importing Carmelo Anthony? Jay Patt runs through the options that might be available to the Bulls' front office.
7th: SB Nation. Longtime assistant coach Doug Eberhardt goes deep on screen-setting and the different flavors of picks that modern offenses use to force defenses to make decisions. I always learn something when I read the coach's stuff.
9th: ESPN.com. J.A. Adande on Mark Cuban, Donald Sterling, language and failures to communicate: "Too many people can't differentiate between prejudice and racism. They confuse 'race' and 'racial' with 'racist.' They look for false equivalencies where none exist. Prejudice only becomes racism when those biases are acted upon. Prejudice can be offensive. Racism can be exclusionary, destructive or even deadly."
10th: Mavs Moneyball. Andrew Tobolowsky: "It seems to me — sorry, Mark, if I'm wrong about this — that what [Cuban] was explicitly saying is 'we all have some feelings that we might wish we didn't have,' which is as true as the day is long, and as life is short."
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