April 19, 2011
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: StayDwight.com. The movement begins for Magic fans freaking out over Howard's future in Orlando.
PF: NBA.com. The Pacers were thisclose to taking both in Chicago, and they're miffed.
SF: Posting and Toasting. Charting Jermaine O'Neal's(notes) fantastic Game 1 defense. Great work.
SG: Off the Dribble. More brilliant defense? Check out these posts on Joel Anthony(notes).
PG: ShamSports.com. Sham's "Where Are They Now" post. Love this.
6th: Cavs: the Blog. The Cavaliers will take whatever they can get in the draft.
7th: Oregonian. This wide-ranging Q and A with Paul Allen also features a Dan Aykroyd picture.
8th: Sports Radio Interviews. Nate McMillan has put the work in.
9th: HoopsAnalyst. A couple of days old, but a great playoff preview from Harlan Schreiber.
10th: TrueHoop. John Hollinger is spot on with his points about Kevin Durant(notes) working with and around screens. What I should point out, though, is that we're holding Durant to a standard set by Ray Allen(notes)-types that are a good six or seven inches shorter that Kevin. The guy is 7-feet tall, and he's essentially running shooting guard curls. There's not going to be a whole lot of economy of movement with this kid, and yet he's still dropping 30 a game.
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