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: SB Nation. Ricky O’Donnell exactingly breaks down just why the highs of the Luol Deng in Chicago were so high, and why the embarrassing lows were so damn low.
PF: Grantland. Zach Lowe credits Chicago for amassing options, should they choose to utilize them, though I’m not exactly convinced the team’s ownership will follow through on paying for the best basketball moves needed to turn this franchise around.
SF: Sports Illustrated. Ben Golliver accurately describes the logic behind the Deng/Andrew Bynum deal for both sides, re-affirming that current trends would suggest that Chicago won’t be able to grab much from the potential first round selection coffers.
SG: SB Nation. Tom Ziller describes why Cleveland’s deal for Deng is a last chance shot of sorts for beleaguered Cavs general manager Chris Grant.
PG: Fear the Sword. David Zavac points out that Cavalier coach Mike Brown will be more than giddy with the acquisition of Deng, a defensive superstar.
6th: Fear the Sword. Conrad Kaczmarek looks ahead to the summer of 2014, when Luol Deng will be a free agent looking for so, so much money.
7th: In Street Clothes. A look at Deron Williams’ star-crossed career full of ankle woes, and the hope that a platelet-rich procedure could change things for him and his Brooklyn Nets. Again.
8th: Bullets Forever. It appears as if the Washington Wizards are both gassing and misusing young scoring guard Bradley Beal.
9th: SLAM Magazine. A good feature on Minnesota Timberwolves pivotman Nikola Pekovic, who clearly had to overcome quite a bit in order to grasp an NBA role after developing in Serbia-Montenegro.
10th: SB Nation. Drew Garrison with a fantastic look at how the Toronto Raptors’ offense has opened up in the weeks since the team dealt Rudy Gay to Sacramento.
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