During the season, NBA.com editors Darren Misener, Martin Sumners and Jim Reilly will be keeping you updated on all the best news and content from around the 30 team sites in the Conference Call Blog. East, Week 1 | West, Week 1 | East, Week 2 | West, Week 2 | East, Week 3 | West, Week 3 | East, Week 4 | West, Week 4 | East, Week 5 | West, Week 5 | East, Week 6

Jim Reilly

Same Ol', Same Ol'
The San Antonio Spurs would get a pass if they started out sluggishly this season. Winning another NBA title and attending Tony Parker's wedding takes a lot out of you and it isn't like the Spurs are the youngest squad in the league. But a quick look at the Western Conference Standings shows the Spurs looking down on some very good teams and according to Bill Schoening's 20-Second Timeout Blog on Spurs.com, it may be because youth is over-rated. Oh, and depth helps too.

"With all the talk about the Spurs having the oldest roster in the league, there's clearly something to be said about the poise, composure, discipline and focus that come with years of experience," blogs the radio voice of the Spurs. "Having a bench that routinely scores 45 to 50 points a night doesn't hurt either, as the reserves often provide a boost if the Spurs don't get off to a torrid start."

Also on Spurs.com, Jeff Brody's The Blog You Love to Hate examines players who Mr. Brody diplomatically describes as "the most unsettling opponents" in the league."Confidence bordering on arrogance. Toughness bordering on Superman," Brody blogs about one player. "You have to respect his game, but that doesn’t mean you have to like playing against him." Click here to see who he's talking about.

The Best Show On Sneakers
Tom Leander's Sights and Sounds from the Road on Suns.com compares Year Four with Steve Nash to Year Four with "the most charismatic, outspoken player ever to grace the NBA in Sir Charles," and so far, likes what he sees.

The Price is Right
Jazz guard Ronnie Price got it right back in the day when he chose Pistol Pete Maravich as his favorite player.

The Sting
The Big Easy Buzz on Hornets.com catches up with star guard Chris Paul for an interesting Q&A session.

Avery Wants A-Game
Avery Johnson on the Mavs Courtside View warns against taking the Duncan-less Spurs lightly. "We can't afford to have that subtle letdown. They're still the world champs and we're going to have to play awfully well to have a chance to win on their home court."

LA Story
Nuggets TV play-by-play man Chris Marlowe has a unique explanation for Denver's tough loss to the Lakers. Also, Marcus Camby and Carmelo Anthony have joined the blog roster.

Rest for Ronny
Lakers.com's BasketBlog reports that Ronny Turiaf will not be traveling with the team to Minnesota, thanks to an errant elbow from early season MVP candidate Dwight Howard.

Winning Ugly
TV play-by-play man Bob Fitzgerald blogs about Golden State's six-game winning streak on Warriors.com.

LA Law-ler
Voice of the Clippers Ralph Lawler answers fans questions on Clippers.com, including how to get Chris Kaman on the NBA All-Star Team.

Miller Time
On Kings.com the Fantasy Focus zooms in on Brad Miller, who averaged a double-double for the week.

The Inside Man
On Grizzlies.com Casey Jacobsen nails a blogosphere three-pointer with his thoughtful, insider's view of The Life of An NBA Role Player.

Growing Pains
Mike Barrett provides some perspective to the challenges faced by the young Portland Trail Blazers.

Accelerated Development
On Sonics.com, Kevin Pelton chronicles the rise of NBA Rookie of the Month Kevin Durant.

Who is Sweetwater Jones?
The newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves has quite the life story.