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Is Deron Williams' done in Brooklyn?

Mike Mazzeo thinks so: "It seems like both sides could benefit from a fresh start -- whether it’s via trade, stretch provision or buyout. And it feels like now is the time to make that happen." What's next for the Nets

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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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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." MSG's statement

Blatt protects LeBron

Cavaliers coach David Blatt said: "It's not fair to put everything on one guy. Teams win and lose games and everyone has to give a little bit more. Our margin of error is smaller and we've got to make up for that with 48 minutes of multiple effort and that's on the part of everyone." Windhorst: LeBron to change mindset

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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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.

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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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