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: The Cauldron. Jared Dubin talked to a bunch of players and coaches about the importance of communication in developing great NBA defenses. Not surprisingly, they seemed pretty eager to talk about talking.
PF: ESPN Insider ($). Tom Haberstroh makes a compelling argument that this version of Kawhi Leonard — the one that not only locks down as the Defensive Player of the Year, but also serves as the San Antonio Spurs' No. 1 offensive option and produces at an elite level with increased touches — merits a place "in the discussion of the NBA's best player."
SF: Mavs Outsider Report. Bobby Karalla takes a look at the work Al-Farouq Aminu did in limiting James Harden's open looks in Game 4, helping the Dallas Mavericks stay alive and take the first step toward clawing back intoRead More »from The 10-man rotation, starring the importance of talking on defense