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.
PF: MinnPost. The great Britt Robson goes deep and detailed on what I noted last Monday — that the Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to become precisely as monstrous as we believed they could be when Tom Thibodeau took over last summer.
SF: Sunday Shootaround. Paul Flannery has more on the Wolves from their recent visit to Boston, where a look at how early Karl-Anthony Towns gets his work in helped crystallize why the Wolves’ growth is right on time.
6th: Prada’s Pictures. A sharp breakdown from Mike Prada of the secret driving the remarkable turnaround that’s brought the Miami Heat to the verge of playoff contention: they’re in really, really good shape.
7th: ESPN the Magazine. Tim Keown on Russell Westbrook, “a man who has gotten exactly what he’s always wanted.”
8th: TrueHoop. Tim MacMahon on how the Utah Jazz got Rudy Gobert to buy into being their kind of game-changing star.
9th: Nylon Calculus. Interesting research from Krishna Narsu into just how much a defender’s wingspan actually impacts a shot attempt’s success rate, especially from beyond the 3-point arc.
10th: The Pick and Pop. Chris Herrington details how the Memphis Grizzlies, recently sinking amid a dispiriting stretch and surprising lineup shuffling, have turned things around since bidding farewell for now to the injured Chandler Parsons.
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