The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring devil’s advocate for the Spurs

The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache takes you on a trip around the League every weekday, bringing you the best posts from around the NBA blogosphere. Unfamiliar with the below ‘stache styles? The American Mustache Institute will school you on that subject.

The Chevron: The writers at 48oH are putting together a 4-part series detailing the pros and cons of different trade scenarios and ideologies for the San Antonio Spurs. [48 MoH]

The Dali: Brett LaGree checks back in with his season-long look at the Hawks’ backcourt defense. [Hoopinion]

The English: Though it may not look like it, the Nets are figuring out how to win. [Nets Are Scorching]

The Fu Manchu: Royce Young looks at some film and tries to figure out how the Thunder can play within their offense. [Daily Thunder]

The Handlebar: Brian Spencer lists off the NBA’s most “consistent inconsistent” players. Notably absent, Trevor Ariza. [Empty the Bench]

The Horseshoe: Ryan McNeill explains how Chris Bosh was able to adjust to the defense played on him by the Indiana Pacers and exploit it to secure a win. [Hoops Addict]

The Imperial: Tim Donahue attempts to predict where the Pacers will finish this season. [Eight Points, Nine Seconds]

The Lampshade: Dave Berri uses Win Shares to figure out who has been the best sixth man so far this season. [Wages of Wins]

The Painter’s Brush: Here’s a look at statistical +/- for the Rockets. Not really sure what this stat measures, but it seems to do a good job. [Red 94]

The Pyramidal: Sebastian Pruiti goes to the gametape to show how both the Celtics and the Lakers made their plays perfectly in a single possession. [NBA Playbook]

The Toothbrush: Jared Wade interviews Josh Smith, who seems to only speak using T.I. lyrics (NSFW language). [Both Teams Played Hard]

The Walrus: Rob Mahoney asks us to look at the big picture and see that despite allowing 52 points to Andre Miller, the Mavs defense as a whole was not actually that bad on Saturday. [The Two Man Game]

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