The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the Bulls’ two point guard set

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: Zachariah Blott examines how the Chicago Bulls have discovered success combining Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose in the backcourt. [Empty the Bench]

The Dali: Arnie Kander, Pistons strength and conditioning coach, has banned his players from wearing Nike Hyperizes, citing poor side support. I wish my ankle knew about this before I sprained it this week wearing the very same shoes. [Ball Don't Lie]

The English: Tom Martin scores an exclusive interview with David Thorpe, the trainer that molded Kevin Martin into the player he is today. [The Dream Shake]

The Fu Manchu: Neil Paine rambles for a bit about the sheer amount of talent in the NBA. [Basketball-Reference]

The Handlebar: When the Nuggets set up their backdoor lob, it’s basically pick your poison for the other team. [NBA Playbook]

The Horseshoe: Sarah Moon brings us another NBA Style Alert, this time looking at the boy band of Sasha and the Waltons. [A Stern Warning]

The Imperial: Timothy Varner and Rahat Huq compare the old school vs. new school GM styles of RC Buford and Daryl Morey. [48 MoH]

The Lampshade: Kevin Durant’s streak of consecutive games scoring 25 points ended earlier this week. Royce Young looks at the streak by the numbers. [Daily Thunder]

The Painter’s Brush: Sebastian Pruiti contrasts the times when the nets have played well from when they haven’t and devises an optimal game plan for them to keep it close. [Nets Are Scorching]

The Pyramidal: Hasheem Thabeet just became the highest drafted player to be sent to the D-League, but Steve Weinman explains that his is a unique situation. [D-LeagueDigest]

The Toothbrush: Trey Kerby jumps on the xtranormal bandwagon and chronicles his meeting with the real Brad Miller. [The Blowtorch]

The Walrus: Bethelem Shoals interviews Rick Telander, author of the seminal book, Heaven Is a Playground. [NBA Fanhouse]

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