The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the stupidest article of the year

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: Tom Martin channels h and takes apart what he calls the “Stupidest Article of the Year.” [The Dream Shake]

The Dali: The most shocking part of the above-referenced article was that it came from NBA Fanhouse, which is usually home to incomparably fantastic analysis and writing, such as this post discussing the relative value of Chris Bosh by Tom Ziller. [NBA Fanhouse]

The English: Henry Abbott looks at the case studies of Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton to discuss how playing time is vital to the development of young players. [TrueHoop]

The Fu Manchu: Using that information, how can the young Bobcats improve on their first ever playoff berth? [Queen City Hoops]

The Handlebar: The Thunder’s struggles in crunch time have been well publicized this season.  Royce Young suggests that they start looking past option 1 (Kevin Durant) and option 1a (Kevin Durant) to Jeff “Shaft” Green. [Daily Thunder]

The Horseshoe: This has been stated many times before, but it deserves to be reiterated. If you don’t already have a rooting interest for the playoffs, start getting into the Oklahoma City Thunder. [But The Game Is On]

The Imperial: Brian Spencer checks in with the number 1 overall NBA draft picks for the last decade to see how each has found their place in the league. [Empty the Bench]

The Lampshade: Tom Haberstroh explains that blocks doesn’t only need to be a defensive statistic and (re-)introduces us to the “Percent Blocked” statistic. [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The Painter’s Brush: Rahat Huq revisits the worst part of last season for the Rockets, when Yao Ming went down with an injury against the Lakers. [Red 94]

The Pyramidal: Now that the D-League Playoffs are underway, Matt Hubert revisits the past season by the numbers. [D-LeagueDigest]

The Toothbrush: Kobe signed an extension with the Lakers last week, and by doing so, extends his long relationship with Lakers fans, such as Philip Barnett. [Forum Blue and Gold]

The Walrus: Harlan Schreiber takes a look back on now Hall-of-famer Dennis Johnson’s career in the NBA and in life. [Hoops Analyst]

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