Monday, 24 June 2013

The 10-man rotation, starring the 2003 NBA draft

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: ESPN. Brian Windhorst with a fantastic oral history on the 2003 NBA draft, which took place eleventy billion years ago 10 years ago this month.
PF: But the Game is On. Mark Travis comes through with a great portrayal of Tim Duncan, Actual Human.
SF: The SportsFan Journal. Steven LeBron puts together some of the better and lesser but mostly funnier moments from these 2013 NBA Finals.
SG: Hoopsanalyst. Ed Weiland details why the Cleveland Cavaliers shouldn’t think twice before selecting Nerlens Noel.
PG: SB Nation. Tom Ziller talks about the unfair treatment Noel has taken in as a result of his status, in response to a Ryen Russillo (who is truly a good guy and smart basketball analyst) mess-up.

6th: Sportando. The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly fired CEO Adam Aron, one of the NBA’s most noted Twitter hounds, as they continue to clear house after a disappointing season.
7th: Washington Post. Catching up with Ralph Sampson, 20 years after being selected with the top overall pick in the 1983 NBA draft.
8th: Los Angeles Times. Eric Pincus sussed out a Kobe Bryant interview that features him pointing out that he wants to play “three to four more years.”
9th: SB Nation. Paul Flannery, who knows more than any of us about this recent Boston Celtic era, details the end of Doc Rivers’ term with the C’s. Great read.
10th: SB Nation. David Roth, who leads the league in great reads, on the goofball outing that is the Miami Heat championship parade.

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