Will teams wait on Vogel? 

April, 23, 2014
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ESPN reported on Wednesday that Frank Vogel is now "coaching for his job" following Indiana's stunning second-half dropoff and early struggles in the first round of the playoffs. Surprising? A bit, considering that Vogel was a Coach of the Year candidate earlier in the season, but when a good team underperforms for several months in a row no coach can avoid the "hot seat" chatter.

ESPN's Marc Stein explained the severity of the situation a day after Indiana's Game 2 win over Atlanta, which knotted the series at 1-1. "Based on everything I'm hearing, it's going to take more than just getting out of this series to kind of ease the pressure on Frank Vogel," he said.

Here's a look at what this could mean in the weeks and months ahead for other teams around the league.

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This is obviously a very subjective question, but it's one many have been talking about since the moment Jabari Parker stepped foot on the court at Duke this past season -- who is his closest NBA comparison?

Names like Luol Deng, Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony have commonly been linked to Parker, and on Wednesday ESPN's NBA draft expert Chad Ford weighed in on the topic.

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Which teams are high on Exum? 

April, 23, 2014
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Australia's Dante Exum will probably be the first point guard selected in the NBA draft this June; he's ranked No. 4 on Chad Ford's latest Big Board and is projected to be a top 5 pick.

Here's Ford with more on the teams that are most interested in the wiry 6-foot-6, 188-pound guard.

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For much of Alex Poythress' freshman year at Kentucky in 2012-13, the highly touted forward was projected as a lottery pick in what was regarded as a poor 2013 draft class. But after averaging 11.2 points and and 6.0 rebounds in his first season in Lexington, Poythress delayed his NBA entry and returned for a second season at UK.

That decision could very well come back to bite the 6-foot-8, 239-pounder. After struggling through a disappointing sophomore campaign in which his numbers declined across the board, Poythress, the No. 28-ranked player on Chad Ford's early 2015 Big Board, announced Wednesday that he'll be returning for a third season under coach John Calipari. A good move? Maybe. But ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman believes the forward now faces an uphill battle to reclaim the first-round hype that once surrounded him.

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Griffin: We’re all under review 

April, 23, 2014
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Cleveland Cavaliers acting general manager Dave Griffin met with the local media on Tuesday for his season-ending press conference. Owner Dan Gilbert needs to hire someone for the position and Griffin is fully aware he may not get the job.

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Chris Paul's hamstring, J.J. Redick's back 

April, 23, 2014
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The Los Angeles Clippers head into Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors with some injury concerns regarding their starting backcourt. Chris Paul is dealing with a right hamstring issue, while J.J. Redick still has not fully recovered from the back injury. Game 3 is not until Thursday and both players should start.

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Carlisle to stick with Jose Calderon 

April, 23, 2014
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Some followers of the Dallas Mavericks may feel head coach Rick Carlisle should switch up his starting lineup in the series against the San Antonio Spurs by dropping Jose Calderon at point guard in favor of Devin Harris to defend Tony Parker, but that's not happening heading into Game 2.

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Dolan already interfering with Jackson? 

April, 23, 2014
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James Dolan has always been a meddlesome owner, but when he hired Phil Jackson as team president that was supposed to change. Well, that apparently is not the case, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

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Lue, Harper in mix for Knicks' job? 

April, 23, 2014
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Phil Jackson has begun the process of putting together a list of those he wants to interview for the New York Knicks head coach position and two potential candidates were mentioned on Tuesday.

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Jason Terry's future with Kings? 

April, 23, 2014
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The Sacramento Kings acquired guard Jason Terry in February on trade deadline day as part of a deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Terry never made it to Sacramento as he decided it was best to sit out the duration of this past season to rehab his left knee in Dallas. Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro has kept in contact with Terry, however at this time he doesn't know if the guard has a future with the team.

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Isaiah Thomas' FA status 

April, 23, 2014
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Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro met with the media on Tuesday and as expected several topics were discussed over lunch, including the status of Isaiah Thomas. According to Jonathan Santiago of Cowbell Kingdom, D’Alessandro said he will tender a qualifying offer to Thomas by June 30, which will make him a restricted free agent.

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Mario Chalmers' bruised knee 

April, 23, 2014
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Miami Heat starting point guard Mario Chalmers bruised a knee during Game 1 on Sunday and he's questionable for Game 2, according to The Miami Herald.

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Andrew Bogut's status 

April, 23, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors are without starting center Andrew Bogut and the timeline for his return is still uncertain, as of Tuesday.

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UConn point guard Shabazz Napier became a household name this spring when he helped lead the Huskies to another national title, his second as a member of the team. Napier's outstanding play opened a lot of eyes, and led many to speculate about his future in the NBA.

In Chad Ford's latest mock draft, released on Tuesday, he listed Napier at No. 28, a spot in the draft where the 6-foot, 170-pounder could be targeted as a backup point guard on a contending team.

Here are four teams that could potentially target Napier late in the first round or early in the second round:

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Stokes now a first-rounder? 

April, 22, 2014
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Last month, we posed the question of whether Jarnell Stokes' draft stock was on the rise following an impressive showing in the NCAA tournament. And last week, we speculated that Stokes -- who has officially declared for the 2014 NBA draft -- could be among the forwards who benefits from Montrezl Harrell's decision to return to Louisville.

On Tuesday, ESPN draft expert Chad Ford weighed in on where he expects the 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward to go on draft day.

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