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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors rookie Norman Powell said he grew up modeling his game after Heat G Dwyane Wade.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors practicing before Round 2 Game 1 against Miami

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G Kyle Lowry just the latest to give praise to Heat G Dwyane Wade calling him a future Hall of Famer.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G Kyle Lowry said there wasn't much time to celebrate and he was already into the Heat scouting report after Game 7.

Smith: Walton not in best position to succeed

Michael Smith believes free agents are not going to go to the Lakers for new head coach Luke Walton unless and until they see that Walton can help them win.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr was then asked if Draymond's a superstar. He said, "I'm not sure what a superstar is. Because sometimes that could mean the guy with all the endorsements. Draymond doesn't have all the endorsements yet. The way I would phrase it, instead of superstar, is he a top 10 player in the NBA? In Draymond's case, 100 percent. And I think if you asked all the coaches in the league, they would agree with me on that. He's a top 10 player."

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr was asked if Draymond's the best all around player. He said, "Well all around I think is another phrase for 2-way. I say 2-way. I think Klay has to be considered part of that group. I think Kawhi Leonard obviously is part of that group. LeBron James, there's some obvious ones that you think of immediately. Draymond has not been mentioned in that conversation that often, but he should be. He absolutely should be when you think about what he does for us at both ends. He literally guards 1 through 5. Nobody in the league does that, and then on offense, the way he's turned the corner the last couple weeks with his decision making, he's no longer having those 5 turnover nights. He's zero to 2 turnovers night after night. He's giving us 15 to 20 points. He's getting triple doubles or near triple doubles. So ya, he's on that list. Whatever is your personal list, he's on that list."

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Despite a report LeBron will star in Space Jam 2, no deal is in place sources say. Maybe at some point but not as of yet.

What are Karl's regrets from Kings?

George Karl thinks his comment saying he believes no NBA player is untradeable ultimately hurt his relationship with DeMarcus Cousins.


Le Batard: Bosh situation 'super unusual'

Dan Le Batard says Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat are "at a crossroads that promises to get a little messier."


Waters: Kevin Durant is the next NBA Villain

Comedian Reese Waters thinks Durant should embrace the role of the NBA's most popular antihero.


Stephen A.: If KD leaves, should go to Heat

Stephen A. Smith believes that if Kevin Durant leaves Oklahoma City and signs with the Heat, then Miami would be a lock to win the Eastern Conference.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on Curry in Game 2: "He's not playing tomorrow." Kerr jokes he's listed as doubtful to give media something to chew on

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Korver says he doesn't hold a grudge against Matthew Dellavedova, who ended Korver's year in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals last postseason when the Cavs point guard dove for a loose ball and rolled into Korver's ankle. Korver underwent surgery to repair the ankle last offseason. "You can't acknowledge it or it is a thing," Korver said when asked how to guard against reacting if things get chippy with Dellavedova this series. "You just play. I don't think there is any kind of ill will."