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Can Durant, Westbrook, OKC upset Spurs?

Can Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs stop Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? Which team could handle the Warriors? Our 5-on-5 crew forecasts the Spurs-Thunder series.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources caution, though, that David Blatt isn't as certain a target now for Golden State despite how close he came to landing there in 2014.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In-house promotions loom, too, depending on who else goes to L.A., but the Warriors have now lost Alvin Gentry and Luke Walton in succession

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say the Warriors, meanwhile, plan to go outside the organization at season's end for a replacement to add to the current staff.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Saint Joseph's announces that both DeAndre' Bembry and Isaiah Miles have been invited to the NBA combine. Miles played well at Portsmouth.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Luke Walton lands a five-year deal with the Lakers (four years guaranteed) at $5-to-6 million annually including incentives

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When your son becomes the new head coach for the LA Lakers, you pull out the photos of him as a kid. [Credit: Bill Walton/Twitter]

Former Lakers as team's head coach

Luke Walton is the eighth former Lakers player to become the franchise's head coach. Walton will replace Byron Scott, another former Laker, who won only 38 games during his two season tenure.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Kansas guard Wayne Selden has been invited to the NBA combine, his agent Neal Rosenshein told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Former Utah big man Jakob Poeltl has been invited to NBA combine, his agent Michael Tellem confirmed to ESPN.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

So far, here are some alternates for the NBA combine: Yogi Ferrell, Marcus Lee, Jaron Blossongame, Ty Wallace, Malik Pope.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Surprised that former Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell is an alternate for the NBA combine. His agent Keith Kreiter confirmed to ESPN.

Stein: Warriors believe Curry will return in next series

Marc Stein says Golden State is a confident team without Steph Curry and it thinks it can handle Portland without him.

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Why Luke Walton chose the struggling Lakers

Why did the 36-year-old coach leave the best team in basketball to take over one of its worst? He knows how to make things work. Comfortable in himself

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Two more: Syracuse wing Malachi Richardson and former Maryland forward Robert Carter told ESPN they have been invited to the NBA combine.

Stein: Walton sees Lakers as his dream job

Marc Stein says at his core, Luke Walton is a Laker after spending 8-plus seasons there as a player.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

As Steve Kerr also notes, Steph Curry hasn't even been on the court yet since suffering a right knee sprain in GAME 4 of the Houston series

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

As Steve Kerr also notes, Steph Curry hasn't even been on the court yet since suffering a right knee sprain in Game 3 of the Houston series