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: Celtics Town. Jay King on the passing of Reggie Lewis, which was 18 years ago today, and a tribute to … well, just read it. Read this post.
PF: Hardwood Paroxysm. This piece on career nights for scrub centers is a great read.
SF: Piston Powered. Former NBA washout Rodney White was caught growing great weed.
SG: Salt Lake City Tribune. We may have seen the last of Andrei Kirilenko in the NBA.
PG: Truth About It. Documenting the finest playoff shooters for the Washington Bullets/Wizards.
6th: ClipperBlog. A detailed look into why Shane Battier would work wonders for the Clippers.
7th: SB Nation. "Would a harder, higher NBA Salary Cap fix the league?"
8th: Pine Riders. "More Anti-Fun With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."
9th: TBJ. Best Kevin Love Q&A yet. "Q: How are you going to train for it? A: I'm just going to own it." Yeah, brah.
10th: TrueHoop. I get what J.A. Adande is getting at, here; but I think of all the teams fighting for the elusive 2012 championship (which may not happen), the Oklahoma City Thunder are amongst the least left wanting should 2011-12 never happen. It would seem to me that the Celtics, Lakers, Spurs, Mavericks, and even the Bulls and Heat to a larger extent would be hurt the most by a lost 2011-12.
Got a link or tip for Ball Don't Lie? Holler at me at KD_BDL_ED (at) yahoo.com, or follow me on Twitter.