The 10-man rotation, starring Shane Battier’s new mustache

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: The Basketball Jones. Shane Battier now has a relief pitcher-styled mustache, is officially bored.
PF: Hardwood Paroxysm. Ananth Pandian rolls through eBay, looking for potential Jason Collins buys, and finds out that people are actually handling his big announcement appropriately.
SF: A Wolf Among Wolves. Zach Harper delves into what a Minnesota Timberwolves team would have looked like in 2008 had the team drafted Stephen Curry.
SG: SB Nation. A day after Mark Jackson went off on the Denver Nuggets’ supposed dirty play, Mike Prada breaks down the tape to see just how filthy George Karl’s crew were on Tuesday night.
PG: Gentleman’s Quarterly. Writing for GQ, Eric Freeman discusses the many reasons that made Jason Collins perhaps the perfect person to break down the team sports barrier he bashed open on Monday.

6th: Grantland. A look at how Allen Iverson’s time in the spotlight walked hand in hand with the emergence of SLAM Magazine.
7th: The Basketball Jones. Andrew Unterberger compares the recent spate of significant NBA injuries to the last few seasons’ worth of NBA inactives. A good read.
8th: The Diss. J.J. Hastings on the preponderance of sometimes-insufferable and often dull “NBA filler” content that fills our browsers during the league’s slower months.
9th: SB Nation. A wonderfully testy Tom Ziller discusses why the NBA chose Sacramento over a potential Seattle ownership group’s offer to buy the Kings.
10th: Forum Blue & Gold. Emile Avanessian talks to Basketball Hall of Famer Earl Monroe in anticipation of the release of Monroe’s upcoming memoir.

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