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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

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Steve Kerr on Steph Curry: "I'm not going to rule him out for Tuesday (Game 2 against Portland) but there's obviously not much of a chance."

Curry hopeful to return before target date

Steph Curry tells reporters he's optimistic he will be able to return to the Warriors before the two-week timetable he was given after spraining his MCL.

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Haywood: Walton has to sell Lakers on culture

Brendan Haywood says Luke Walton's record won't mean much to the Lakers' roster, but he can sell the team on Golden State's winning mentality.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Hornets list Nicolas Batum, who didn't play in the second half of Game 6 with a left foot strain, as questionable for Sunday's Game 7 in Miami. Spencer Hawes (right knee sprain) is officially out.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan says this is by far the biggest game of his career.