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 : Oklahoman . The Oklahoma City Thunder really wishes it were late May right now.
PF : Akron Beacon-Journal . Daniel Gibson, who is still in the NBA, didn’t like Dahntay Jones’ move.
SF : Detroit News . Greg Monroe held some sway in the Pistons’ drafting of Andre Drummond.
SG : NBA.com . A video compilation of the top 20 plays of the Miami Heat’s 20 straight wins.
PG : Houston Chronicle . Jonathan Feigen busts out advanced stats to doubt the Rockets’ first quarter defense.
Gibson sustained a concussion Friday against Atlanta and will sit out the Cavaliers' game Saturday night in Brooklyn.
The Scoop:Gibson was injured when he collided with Atlanta's Anthony Morrow midway through the second quarter. Gibson was on the floor for several minutes before being helped to his feet. He walked to the locker room under his own power, but didn't return to the game. Gibson is averaging 7.3 points in 27 games.
Gibson hyperextended his right elbow in the first half of Tuesday's 100-94 win over the Lakers and didn't return.
The Scoop:He expects to play Wednesday at Indiana.
Dec 11 11:47 ET
News (various sources)
A rehabilitating Greg Oden ‘looks unbelievable,’ according to one draft prospect (Ball Don't Lie) (4 Days Ago | courtesy: Ball Don't Lie) It’s the “news” that won’t go away, not that we’re complaining. Former top overall pick Greg Oden, who played just 82 NBA games between 2007 and Dec. of 2009, would like to make a comeback. He’s attempting to get his legs right after two microfracture surgeries and several other bad breaks, there was scuttle that he was going to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers late in 2012-13 in a prospect-stashing move for Cleveland, and he’s now working out in his hometown of Indianapolis, prepping for one final shot at a pro career
Former Ohio State top scorer Deshaun Thomas, a potential second round pick despite his refusal to give up his cell phone number like some gallivantin’ hussy, has been working out in Indy with Greg Oden. And according to Bob Finnan at the News-Herald , Oden’s workouts have been something else; according to the young one. Here’s Thomas’ take :
"Man, he looks unbelievable," he said at the draft combine. "He's running. He's lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he's ready to go. He's running, getting in shape. I'll tell you one thing. For a big 7-footer that's all he does, running and getting in shape. He's looking right." More...