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Favorites in NBA's East?
Less than a week into the NBA's official free agency, nearly all of the big names have made their decisions. And while the Western Conference saw little movement, the East saw some deals that will certainly shake things up.
LeBron James, in case you hadn't heard, left the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat, though, kept Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and added Luol Deng in the process. The Chicago Bulls picked up Pau Gasol and brought over Montenegro-born Nikola Mirotic from Spain to team with a (presumably) healthy Derrick Rose. And the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday saw Lance Stephenson go to the new-look Charlotte Hornets. (Also, let's not forget about Carmelo Anthony staying with the New York Knicks and Jason Kidd leaving the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks.) Naturally, there are a lot of questions ...
NBA Pick 'Em -- Pacers vs. Wizards
The Indiana Pacers have sputtered since soaring to the NBA's best record early in the season. The Washington Wizards came out of nowhere to win their first playoff series since 2005. Now they meet, and only one can move on. Which team has the advantage in the key position groups? Which will win their Eastern Conference semifinals series?
Your NBA playoff predictions?
The NBA playoffs are underway, and they're even more competitive than expected. Which teams will go on to win their first-round series? Cast your votes below!
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April 13, 2014Apr13
For 10-year-old basketball enthusiast Amaris Jackson, the Washington Wizards' biggest move this season had little to do with the draft or trades or the team's playoff push. On Saturday the Wizards, working with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Foundation, signed Jackson -- who is fighting renal cell carcinoma, a rare cancer of the kidney -- to a one-day contract before their home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
It made for an unforgettable day for Jackson. She signed her contract with owner Ted Leonsis and GM Ernie Grunfeld, received and wore a personalized No. 10 Wizards jersey, interacted with coaches and players at their shootaround, shot around herself with the team before the game and was introduced along with the starting lineup.
Youngest player in NBA history, Amaris Jackson, signing her contract with Owner Ted Leonsis and GM Ernie Grunfeld pic.twitter.com/mRjZWxJvNa— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 12, 2014