The 10-man rotation, starring Conan O’Brien’s new shoes

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: Team Coco. Conan O'Brien displays his Guinness-styled Nike high tops.
PF: Birdman Stats. Breaking down, JFK-style, Chris Andersen's dive from last week.
SF: A Scout's Perspective. Clarence Gaines Jr.'s pre-draft take on Derek Fisher from 1996.
SG: Silver Screen and Roll. 'On Kobe Bryant, and the Difference Between Bad and Differential.'
PG: Forum Blue and Gold. 'The Gray Area of Clutch Performance.'
6th: Grantland. Dave Kindred starts with the right idea, and then gets lost.
7th: BBallBreakdown. 'Russell Westbrook Will Never Be Sam Malone.'
8th: HoopsAnalyst. The always must-read 'Transactions' column.
9th: The Basketball Jones. Shane Battier looks up to Grant Hill like John Quincy Adams did to John Adams.
10th: Sacramento Bee. Ailene Voisin quotes Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart: "I'm looking at Tyreke as a rookie in this role," Smart said the other day. "I told him, 'You are still going to handle the ball and initiate plays. You will still have a chance to drive and to shoot. The only thing that will change is that you are out there with a point guard [Isaiah Thomas]. And also, you have to be our best defensive player.'"

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