The 10-man rotation, starring a talkative Phil Jackson

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: USA Today. Sam Amick sits down for bagels with a shufflin’ Phil Jackson, who goes into wide detail about the fallout of his last would-be stint with the Lakers, his failed attempt to run a team in Seattle, his thoughts about the advanced analytics movement, and just how exacting his fundamental-heavy practices were. A must-read.
PF: Celtics Blog. Taking down a terrible scout’s terrible take on Rajon Rondo’s abilities as an NBA player.
SF: Sports Illustrated. You’ve read Marc Spears’ take, now recognize the rising East and take to Matt Dollinger’s Power Rankings.
SG: John Schuhmann has the Miami Heat in his power rankings’ top spot, amongst other solid revelations.
PG: Indianapolis Star. Just try to read Candace Buckner’s top-notch profile of Andrew Bynum without wanting to ice down your knees.

6th: Sports Illustrated. Fifty rather interesting things from last weekend’s Sloan Conference. A compelling read.
7th: SB Nation. On Jimmer Fredette, and Tom Thibodeau’s fabulous work with backup point guards in need of salvation.
8th: SB Nation. Tom Ziller on how the East just can’t stop chasing its own tail when trying to overcome strength of schedule issues on its way toward high end draft picks.
9th: Bleacher Report. Howard Beck with a typically accessible and spot-on take discussing the advances that our widdle advanced stats community has made over the last decade.
10th: Every week, the great David Aldridge crams about five great columns into one massive post. Thank him with your click, and reward yourself by reading about the frustrating Knicks, the groundbreaking Howard Bell, Bryan Colangelo’s curious admission, amongst all manner of statistical breakdowns and lists to read over on your train ride home.

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