Friday, 1 March 2013

The 10-man rotation, starring Doug Collins dominating in Denver

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: YouTube. As Doug Collins flails away and sits out the Andrew Bynum season that wasn’t, we look back at one of Doug’s finer moments as a player with the Philadelphia 76ers.
PF: Hardwood Paroxysm. Ian Levy details the various fluctuations in shot selections the NBA has seen in recent years, including that massive offensive boom that was the 2004-05 season.
SF: Sports Illustrated. Rob Mahoney on LeBron James’ incredible month of February, one that saw him shoot a remarkable 64 percent from the field for a team that has won 12 straight.
SG: Star Tribune. Jerry Zgoda on the ascension of the once-maligned Derrick Williams, who has flourished in Kevin Love’s absence.
PG: Gentleman’s Quarterly. Lang Whitaker talks with Denver’s Andre Iguodala about various aspects of growing up in the NBA.
6th: Sam Smith on Joakim Noah’s quiet revenge against the Philadelphia 76ers from Thursday night.
7th: SB Nation. Tom Ziller, on point as always, does not want to hear any comparisons between Sacramento’s current attempts to save the Kings, and the indifferent Seattle local governments of the mid to late 2000s.
8th: The Basketball Jones. Matt Osten, very droll and dry and hilarious as always, with a look at rejected MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference panels.
9th: Grantland. Bill Simmons gloriously tees off on NBA owners before moving into some of the NBA’s better player contracts.
10th: SB Nation. Dell Curry appropriately fawns over his son’s 54-point evening from Wednesday.

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