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The 10-man rotation, starring the value of a top overall draft pick


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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: HoopsAnalyst. Breaking down in detail what historical gobs of top overall picks have given their initial teams.
PF: The Dagger. According to report, Shane Battier has just about signed off on his NBA retirement by taking a 2014-15 gig with ESPN’s NCAA hoops crew.
SF: Truth About It. Discussing why, indeed, Randy Wittman should be the best coach to lead these Washington Wizards onward and upward.
SG: SB Nation. Ricky O’Donnell on Lance Stephenson’s continued on and off court self-sabotage.
PG: Daily Thunder. The Oklahoma City Thunder go out on a tactful note with their Monday afternoon exit interviews.
6th: Pounding the Rock. Where, exactly, is Manu Ginobili’s production level at as he enters his fifth NBA Finals?
7th: Sports Illustrated. Tim Duncan comes about as close as one tends to get to guaranteeing an NBA Finals win, following San Antonio’s conquest over Oklahoma City.
8th: Grantland. A wonderful and thorough detailing of where San Antonio’s crew of international shooters tend to do their work.
9th: SB Nation. Mark Deeks looks at just how bad the ramifications could be after the Indiana Pacers went all-in on a 2014 title before ultimately falling short.
10th: David Aldridge’s typical must-read Monday piece talks up the potential for potential Los Angeles Clippers owner to turn his new toy into “America’s Team.”

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Kelly Dwyer is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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