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RealGM Radio: Mega NBA Playoffs Preview

In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux previews the NBA Playoffs with four different guests. 

Beckley Mason (@BeckleyMason) of the New York Times and ESPN joins the show to work through the bracket and provide his take from the first round to the finals.

After that, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) of Basketball Insiders comes on to provide his insight on the various matchups he is looking forward to in the next few weeks.

Following him, Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) of RealGM projects how the various first round series will shake out and what he is looking forward to the most.

Finally, Arturo Galletti (@ArturoGalletti) of BoxScoreGeeks.com shares his playoff predictions and discusses the playoff prediction contest his site is running with Wages of Wins.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

John Wall Leads NBA In Corner-3 Assists By Wide Margin

Corner three-pointers are one of the best value propositions in the NBA as the league makes almost 40 percent of them as a whole.

More than 95 percent of made corner 3s this season have been assisted, the highest such number anywhere on the court.

John Wall leads the NBA in corner three-point assists with 109, followed by LeBron James with 89 and Goran Dragic with 66. Kyle Lowry and Chris Paul rank fourth and fifth.

In the drive-and-dish NBA, five of the most talented playmakers lead the league in corner 3 assists.

Via Kirk Goldsberry/Grantland

LeBron, Bosh Rest Against Wizards

LeBron James and Chris Bosh will sit out of the Miami Heat's game against the Washington Wizards due to rest, the team announced Monday night.

The Heat would lose contention for the top seed in the Eastern Conference if they lose on Monday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Glen Rice Jr. Enjoyed Building Endurance In D-League

Glen Rice Jr. played 16 games with the Iowa Energy of the D-League and he's excited to be back with the Washington Wizards.

Rice enjoyed the ability to get back on the court and build his endurance.

“That was definitely the fun part of it, to get out there and play the game that I love,” Rice said. “Basically I got out there and got conditioning because we don’t really do the same stuff as Washington. … I worked on ball handling, shooting, defense. Just fine-tuning some things.”

Rice averaged 14.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in the D-League.

Via Brando Parker/Washington Post

Glen Rice Jr. Recalled To Wizards

The Washington Wizards recalled Glen Rice from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

Rice has appeared in 11 games, including one start, for Washington this season while averaging 2.9 points in 10 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nene Expected Back After First Week Of April

Nene has missed the past 15 games due to a sprained right MCL, but a source said that the Washington Wizards are expecting him to return after the first week of April.

Nene will be critical for the Wizards in the playoffs, the team's first berth since 2008.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Drew Gooden Fined $15K By NBA For Incident With Nick Young

Drew Gooden has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for committing an unnecessary act by clamping Nick Young's arm and attempting to throw him to the floor, the league announced on Saturday.

The incident occurred in Friday's Washington Wizards win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Gooden has established himself as a contributing reserve after first signing a pair of 10-day contracts with the Wizards.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Drew Gooden Signs With Wizards For Remainder Of Season

Drew Gooden has signed with the Washington Wizards for the remainder of the season.

Gooden concluded two 10-day contracts with the Wizards with averages of 8.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Wizards Expected To Sign Drew Gooden For Remainder Of Season

The Washington Wizards are expected to sign Drew Gooden for the remainder of the season.

Gooden has given the Wizards frontcourt depth with Nene out due to injury.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Washington Wizards Archives

Drew Gooden Performing In Trial To Stick With Wizards

Drew Gooden had long made clear to the Wizards management that he was interested in a possible signing.

Drew Gooden Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Wizards

Drew Gooden has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over three games.

Wizards Plan To Sign Drew Gooden To Second 10-Day Contract

Drew Gooden's first 10-day contract will expire Friday.

John Wall, James Harden Named Players Of The Week

John Wall led the Wizards to a 3-0 week.

Wizards Reassign Glen Rice Jr. To D-League

This marks Glen Rice Jr.'s second assignment to Iowa this season.

Drew Gooden Signs 10-Day Contract With Wizards

Drew Gooden will be a stopgap in the frontcourt with Nene out.

Drew Gooden Likely To Sign 10-Day Contract With Wizards

With Nene out until at least April, the Wizards are likely to sign Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract.

Nene To Miss Approximately Six Weeks With Sprained MCL

Nene was diagnosed with a sprain of his left MCL on Monday.

Nene To Receive MRI Monday On Apparent Knee Sprain

Nene is averaging 14.4 points and 5.8 rebounds this season.

Wizards Acquire Andre Miller From Nuggets In Three-Team Trade With 76ers

The Nuggets have been aggressively shopping Andre Miller.

Wizards, Cavaliers Discuss Luol Deng For Trevor Ariza Deal

Washington tried to acquire Luol Deng from Chicago last June.

Rodrigue Beaubois Receives Interest From Grizzlies, Wizards

Rodrigue Beaubois is fully healthy and will begin workouts with a handful of NBA teams next week.

Kings, Wizards Among Teams Inquiring About Luke Ridnour

The Bucks are hearing from several teams about a potential deal involving Luke Ridnour.

Spurs, Wizards Interested In Beno Udrih

Beno Udrih hasn't been played by Mike Woodson for nine straight games.

Pacers, Wizards Actively Shopping Expiring Contracts Of Granger, Ariza

Expiring contracts do not have nearly the same level of value they have in the past.

Beno Udrih Receiving Interest From Wizards

The Wizards are pursuing a trade to acquire a backup point guard.

Wizards Interested In Trading For Backup Point Guard

The Wizards have Garrett Temple and Eric Maynor on the depth chart behind John Wall.

George, Wall, Ross, Lillard, McLemore, Barnes In Dunk Contest

Paul George, John Wall, Terrence Ross, Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes and Ben McLemore are confirmed for this year's Slam Dunk Contest.

Marcin Gortat Adjusts To Sacrificing Touches For Defensive Role On Wizards

Marcin Gortat has adjusted to doing the scrappy work behind John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene and, at times, Trevor Ariza.

Durant Hasn't Given Any Thought To Playing For Hometown Wizards

Kevin Durant is from the Washington area.
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