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: Salt City Hoops. Following Monday's announcement that the Utah Jazz will not bring back Tyrone Corbin as their head coach, Dan Clayton dispels some of the criticisms of Corbin's job performance, highlights some valid criticisms of his tenure, and offers his perspective on why general manager Dennis Lindsey ultimately decided that the organization needed to go in another direction: "Corbin did a lot of things well and some things badly, but at the end of the day, he didn’t create a culture."
PF: Salt Lake Tribune. Aaron Falk's discussion with Lindsey about the many questions facing Utah this summer ran before the final decision on Corbin was announced, but it still provides a good summertime agenda-setter for a Jazz team with young talent and cap space to burn, but some interesting decisions to make moving forward.
SF: In Street Clothes. Jeff Stotts explains what exactly Al Jefferson's plantar fascia injury — the "pop" he felt in his left foot during the Charlotte Bobcats' Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday — means from a medical perspective, and what it could mean for Jefferson on the court as he tries to tough it out and suit up for Game 2 on Wednesday.
SG: Heat.com. Couper Moorhead shows how the Heat were able to coax the Bobcats — the league's most secure team with the basketball during the regular season — into 15 turnovers that led to 20 Miami points.
PG: Hang Time. Good stuff from John Schuhmann in illustrating how DeMar DeRozan's step-slow decision-making led to missed opportunities that hurt the Toronto Raptors' offense in their Game 1 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
6th: Raptors Republic. And on the other side of the court, Blake Murphy details how Nets swingman Joe Johnson roasted the Raps to the tune of 24 points on 8 for 13 shooting to help Brooklyn seize home-court advantage.
7th: Grizzly Bear Blues. Andrew Ford offers a nice look at what went right and wrong for the Memphis Grizzlies' offense in their Game 1 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night, and how they might be able to get more of the former in Game 2 on Tuesday.
9th: 8 Points, 9 Seconds and SB Nation. Tim Sartori on what the hell happened to the Indiana Pacers in the third quarter of their Game 1 loss on Saturday, and Mike Prada on how the Atlanta Hawks' offense could keep making the Pacers' defense melt down.
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