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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

People ask about the most important player for the Spurs outside of Kawhi Leonard as the team gears up for the playoffs. I believe that guy is here in Tony Parker. LaMarcus Aldridge is the obvious answer, but he doesn't play his best without Parker getting him involved early in games.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he'll prioritize winning over money in free agency this summer. "Not even thinking money. I've got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing basketball now, I'll be alright," Rose told reporters in Utah on Wednesday night.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony agreed with Jeff Hornacek's admission that the Knicks should've committed to one offense and stuck with it. "Earlier we were playing faster, more free flow throughout the course of the game," he said in Utah, according to reports. "Then we kind of slowed down, started settling it down, not as fast, the pace slowed down for us as a team. It was something we had to make an adjustment on the fly in limited practice time. Once you get into the season it's hard to kind of readjust a whole system."

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The Sweet 16 is almost upon us. Who joins Lonzo Ball on Chad Ford's list of top NBA draft prospects? (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not quite Larry Bird scoring 47 points while shooting left-handed for much of a 1986 game against the Portland Trail Blazers but lefty Isaiah Thomas got some practice on his right-handed 3-pointers during Boston's offday practice on Thursday.


Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant just did a two-handed vertical dunk before exiting the practice court. Prior, he did some spot shooting. He looks good.

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FiveThirtyEight has dropped the Cavaliers' chances for the top seed in the East to around 45 percent, after nearing 80 percent at the beginning of March. The Celtics now have the best chance for the top seed at 54 percent.