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Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty (1:24)
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How NBA's playoff casualties will spend for future

With the first round over, eight more teams can turn their attention toward the offseason transaction bonanza -- and the unprecedented climate of uncertainty around it.

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NBA tip sheet for FanDuel: May 5

Tom Carpenter offers up the best options for those playing FanDuel's basketball games on May 5.

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NBA tip sheet for DraftKings: May 5

Tom Carpenter offers up the best options for those playing DraftKings' basketball games on May 5.

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Western Conference mini-movie week two (2:17)
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Grit and grind in need of guidance from Conley

The Grizzlies sorely miss the decision-making of Mike Conley and if their leader doesn't make a quick recovery, they could be in for a short series.

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Milwaukee's best may be yet to come

After exceeding expectations this season, the future looks even brighter for Jason Kidd and the Bucks.

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Bear witness to Steph Curry (1:06)

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LeBron wants blame for Game 1 loss

"I did have an off game. If I have a great game my numbers will be a lot different. For me that's an off game just from the standpoint I'm a very efficient player as far as my shooting and to be 9-of-22, that's unacceptable. What everybody else says I don't really care what everybody else thinks."

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Golden State's backcourt advantage

The Grizzlies played without Mike Conley in Game 1 and the Warriors attacked what was already a decided advantage. Game 2 is tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Grizzlies need their point guard back

ESPN's Marc Stein is hearing inklings that Grizzlies guard Mike Conley Jr. will play in Game 2 today. His shot should be OK but how would he fare in such a physical series? Nick Calathes started for Conley in Game 1 and had 0 points on 0-for-4 shooting.

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2009 NBA redraft: Who do you take No. 1?

The 2015 NBA playoffs features three star 2009 draftees: Blake Griffin ('09 No. 1 overall), James Harden (No. 3) and Stephen Curry (No. 7). Knowing what we know now, who do you take No. 1 overall in 2009? Vote now!

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WNBA releases statement on Thomas

In response to today's announcement that the Liberty have hired Isiah Thomas as president and was given part ownership, the WNBA said: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors, and this process has not yet begun."

Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty

Thomas, whose checkered reign with the Knicks ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a 2007 sexual harassment scandal, has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Story

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John Wall to play in tonight's Game 2

The Wizards PG said the swelling in his left hand has gone down. Wall initially thought he broke the wrist after crashing to the floor during Game 1, but got two opinions on the injury. Washington leads Atlanta 1-0 in the series.

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His and Hers disagrees on 'Trill'

Willie Cauley-Stein officially changed his middle name to "Trill," and while Michael Smith thinks it's cool, Jemele Hill said: "It looks cute now at this age when he's 21 years old, it doesn't look so cute when you're 30."

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Mike Conley hoping to play Game 2 tonight

The Grizzlies PG missed the last three playoff games after being elbowed in the face and undergoing surgery to repair fractures around his eye, but he worked out with the team Monday and said: "I believe I will [play Tuesday]. But I believed that for the last week."

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Bulls stifling LeBron James

James was held under 20 points for the first time in 11 postseason games Monday, shooting just 39 percent while turning the ball over 5 times when guarded by Jimmy Butler.

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If you're the Clippers, do you sit Chris Paul again, knowing worst-case scenario is you have him for new 5-game series with HCA?

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Dolan on Isiah: "He’s an excellent judge of talent & I’m confident that he will put all of his energy" into making the Liberty competitive.

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Isiah Thomas said in a phone interview he will have no role with the #Knicks and will solely work as Liberty president.

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Asked Isiah Thomas what he'd tell #Knicks fans who believe he'll have a role w/NYK: "I'm excited to be working for the New York Liberty."

ESPN on Snapchat Discover LIVE

Who is the only NBA MVP since 1983-84 to be bounced in the first round of the playoffs? Take your best guess in today's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover, featuring Trivia Tuesday!

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Rose better with rest

The Bulls' three days of rest prior to Game 1 against the Cavaliers helped Derrick Rose. He is markedly better with at least two days off between games this postseason.

ICYMI: Griffin's triple-double powers Clips

Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin collected 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double. lifting the Chris Paul-less Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston in Game 1.

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