Ball Don't Lie - NBA

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: MPS. Marisa Miller is set to present D-Rose with his "What's Sexy Now Chicago Athlete" nomination.
PF: NY Daily. Knicks tell Eddy Curry(notes) to shape up and lose some weight before he can return to team.
SF: Hardwood Paroxysm. A look at each player's impact on his teammates' three-point shooting.
SG: Hip Hoop Junkies. And the Toronto Raptors "Tweet of the Season" goes to ...
PG: Celtics Hub. Knicks basketball: Catch the fever.
6th: SRI. Larry Bird talks about his upcoming induction into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
7th: Basketbawful. Do you want hair like Pistol Pete? Of course you do.
8th: BP. Good news: "Pro Basketball Prospectus 2009-10" is now available to buy on
9th: X's and O's. Look out, NBA. Hakeem Olajuwon is showing Kobe Bryant(notes) his post moves.
10th: TIME. Author Malcolm Gladwell: "I remember once having a conversation with a top executive with the Toronto Raptors. I asked her about the stats revolution in basketball and she just kind of shrugged and said, 'It's interesting, and we look at those things, but you have to understand that for our purposes, it's all [about] character.' The thing that separates players is that some have a work ethic, some don't; some are coachable, some aren't; some party all night, some go to bed early. From her standpoint, it's all those intangibles."

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