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3hHenry Abbott

Steve Nash's Guide to the Galaxy

In ESPN The Magazine's Point Guard issue, Steve Nash explains what it means to be a PG in today's NBA.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo soft served (1:57)

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53mBaxter Holmes

Lakers formally waive Steve Nash

The Lakers waived Steve Nash to make room on the roster to sign rookie guard Jabari Brown.

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22hBill Simmons

B.S. Report: State of the Cavs

Brian Windhorst joins Bill Simmons to discuss how Kevin Love fits on the Cavaliers, LeBron James and David Blatt's relationship and Cleveland's odds going into the playoffs.

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Spurs cruise past Heat (1:14)

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20hChris Forsberg

Embrace the Celtics' playoff push

Unlike many other rebuilding situations, there's not much to be gained at this point by Boston missing the playoffs.

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15hMike Mazzeo

No extra motivation needed to beat Knicks

Jarrett Jack and the Nets aren't too worried about the Knicks' voicing a desire to throw a monkey wrench in their plans to make the playoffs.

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23hNick Friedell

Rose participates in 5-on-5 scrimmage

While Bulls players and coaches remain optimistic about Derrick Rose's progress, Thibodeau remains non-committal regarding a return date.

TrueHoop TV

The advantage of scoring point guards (2:51)

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Curry's plays go viral

Steph Curry's play this season has earned him MVP talk and he's got the ridiculous highlights to elevate his case. We rounded up five of the Warriors' star's best moves that have some players still nursing broken ankles. Have a look

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Napier out the rest of the season

After undergoing sports hernia surgery today, Heat G Shabazz Napier will miss the rest of the regular season, the team announced today. Napier was averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game this season.

Chad Ford's top 10 draft prospects

If the NBA season ended today, the Knicks would have the best chance at the No. 1 overall pick, followed by the Timberwolves, 76ers and Lakers.

Tim Legler's ROY case for Nikola Mirotic
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"[He] leads the NBA in scoring in the fourth quarter in March. ... He can take anybody, he always has a mismatch. He can shoot the 3. [He's] 6-10, handles the basketball."

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NBA Decisions made today

Staying in school:

  • Melo Trimble, Maryland
Going pro:
  • Tyler Harvey, Eastern Washington
  • Kelly Oubre, Kansas

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ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

Happy April Fools’ Day! Celebrate the biggest practical joke day of the year by checking out the best sports-related pranks in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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David Blatt was named the NBA coach of the month for Eastern Conference for March. Steve Kerr won it for the West.

Bhullar poised to make history

The Kings plan to sign 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar this week, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Bhullar, who has spent the entire season in the D-League, will become the first player of Indian descent in NBA history.

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Lakers formally drop Steve Nash

Nash retired on March 21 so this was just a formality to open up a roster spot for rookie Jabari Brown. In 10 games this season, Brown averaged 9.4 PPG.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

NBA history looming in Sacramento. Hearing Sim Bhullar is about to get a 10-day callup from the Kings to become India's first NBA player

Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

Udonis Haslem (illness) did not participate in today’s practice. He is questionable to travel with team this afternoon.

Indiana Pacers @Pacers

Injury report: Rodney Stuckey (sore right wrist) & CJ Miles (sprained right ankle) are questionable for tonight’s game. Paul George is out.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

The Lakers have also signed Jabari Brown to a "multi-year” deal, meaning they’ll have him for the rest of this season at the very least.

Warriors hoping for rare MVP
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If Stephen Curry does win the MVP award this season, he'd be just the second Warrior ever and the first since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960, when the team played in Philadelphia. The last Warrior to even crack the top 4 was Rick Barry in 1976.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Blake Griffin shot 39% in first 2 games vs. Warriors this season; shot 64%, scored 40 pts Tuesday. One difference: Draymond Green DNP Tues

Legler's intriguing first-round matchup
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ESPN's Tim Legler finds a potential Cavaliers-Heat series most compelling: "There's just the element of LeBron playing his old team. That element and that dynamic for that series is going to make that very interesting. ... Would not be surprised at all to see Miami drag it out."

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