The 10-man rotation, starring Blake Griffin pranking a cameraman (VIDEO)

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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: YouTube. Blake Griffin surreptitiously pulls the plug on a cameraman’s feed because Funny or Die told him to.
PF: BuzzFeed. Kevin Lincoln on how the Clippers managed to pull this whole “best record” thing off.
SF: Associated Press. The Minnesota Timberwolves family mourns the passing of Mike Stephenson, their most devoted fan.
SG: CSN Chicago. No, Phoenix won’t take the luxury tax Rip Hamilton off of Chicago’s hands.
PG: The Point Forward. Ben Golliver with a very interesting look at Paul George’s rise to prominence. It’s working out for the young scorer.

6th: SB Nation. Tom Ziller looks back on LeBron James’ marvelous year.
7th: TrueHoop. Beckley Mason discusses the return of Steve Nash and the fact that – gasp! – the Lakers have a point guard that can score now.
8th: Bucksketball. It appears as if the Milwaukee Bucks are showing signs of defending as they did in 2009-10.
9th: TrueHoop. J.A. Adande discusses the influence and brilliance of Los Angeles’ Chris Paul.
10th: MLive. Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank, on rebuilding:

"If you were to get in a mode where all you're going to do is play your youth, you need to be very transparent about it," he said.  "For us, we're playing the guys that we think give us the best chance, whether young, veteran, regardless.  Like I said, we haven't even had a discussion about that (but) you'd be very transparent about it."

Ugh. Not a whole lot of cohesion in Detroit, these days. Hopefully those back to back wins over the vaunted Washington Wizards have fans feeling better about playing all the veterans and pretending this is going somewhere.

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