Rahat Huq of Red 94 on the challenge on building -- and re-building -- NBA rosters: "In the modern CBA era, perhaps the most pragmatic approach to personnel oversight entails, rather than the construction of one static team for the long haul, the planning and creation of separate teams in succession, wherein management continuously reloads, retaining flexibility and allowing the franchise to stay competitive in perpetuum."
Hannah Karp of the Wall Street Journal on the NBA's bookworms -- many of them international players.
Philadunkia documents the bizarre Twitter war between Lou Williams and a few crotchety Sixers fans that broke out after the team's loss to Toronto last night. At one point, Reggie Evans jumped in.
Folks in Oklahoma City don't have much experience with playoff drives, so Royce Young of Daily Thunder prepares a primer.
Herb Simon, owner of the Indiana Pacers, buys a venerable literary review journal. "With the growth of e-books and e-reading devices, no one can really see the future of publishing. But turmoil like this creates opportunities. At a time when even the definition of a book is changing, my love of books makes me want to be part of the solution for the book publishing industry.”
Brian Kamenetzky of Land o' Lakers reviews Los Angeles' seamless execution at the end of the first half last night in Salt Lake City.
A primary reason the Hawks looked terrible last night against Miami? Jamal Crawford's absence.
If you want to describe the glass in Boston as half-empty, Zach Lowe of Celtics Hub offers a pretty good characterization: "...the most turnover prone team in the league, 9-13 in its last 22 games, 1-6 combined against Orlando and Atlanta, and trying to squeeze enough points out of an offense that has regressed to league average."
Matt McHale of By the Horns on seeing Derrick Rose fall to the floor: "As a fan, watching your team’s star player go down in a heap is a terrifying moment. The rest of the season flashes before your eyes. Before you find out how badly they’re actually hurt, before they even get peeled up off the floor, you start calculating how long they’re going to be out, how far the team might fall out of playoff contention while they’re out, and whether the season may have ended at that very moment. Heck, you might even start thinking about the NBA Draft lottery. Is it an overreaction? Of course. But fear can make you think funny things. Crazy things."
On his personal blog, Dwight Howard wishes the best for Rose.
Baron Davis gets outscored 36-5 at his old haunt in Oakland.