The 10-man rotation, starring the death of the sky hook

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lines one up. (Getty Images)


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lines one up. (Getty Images)

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: Bucksketball. On the 25th anniversary of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s final NBA game, Rick Braun comes through with a fantastic musing on why, exactly, he took the sky hook with him.
PF: Sports Illustrated. Lee Jenkins discusses the Spurs’ obsession with guarding the three-point shot.
SF: SB Nation. Mike Prada with a fantastic breakdown detailing how the Miami Heat could manage to sign Carmelo Anthony during the offseason.
SG: Sports Illustrated. Rob Mahoney on why Mike Prada is full of crap I kid I kid why the Heat won’t be able to pull it off.
PG: Deadspin. Ross Benes with a cool look at how hitting the first shot worked out in the long run for the participants in the 2014 NBA playoffs.
6th: Deadspin. (Bill Simmons getting all haughty and Sage Steele’s Thursday night reaction is still funny.)
7th: Charlotte Observer. The Hornets parted ways with Michael Jordan’s longtime right-hand man, Rod Higgins, at a very odd time of night.
8th: HoopsAnalyst. A very smart man details why the Cleveland Cavaliers should spend the first overall pick in this month’s NBA draft on Joel Embiid.
9th: Rolling Stone. Jeff Allen on the marvelously entertaining Boris Diaw.
10th: Oklahoman. Should they decide to use it, here are 13 players the Oklahoma City Thunder could target with their trade exception.

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