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Ian Thomsen
April 16, 2001
With each passing week more and more people around the league believe that Michael Jordan is indeed trying to come back next season. "He is coming back, I know that for a fact," says one of the league's most respected scouts, who does not work for Washington. "The Wizards are going to win with him, too."...
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April 16, 2001

Around The Rim

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With each passing week more and more people around the league believe that Michael Jordan is indeed trying to come back next season. "He is coming back, I know that for a fact," says one of the league's most respected scouts, who does not work for Washington. "The Wizards are going to win with him, too."...

Remember when $6 million was the price tag for building a bionic man? Heat point guard Tim Hardaway is on the verge of earning that much just by making good on the weight-incentive clauses in his contract. The money has been well spent, too: Hardaway has missed only one game because of illness or injury this season. "He's always at 195 pounds and seven percent [body fat], and his conditioning has been great," says Miami coach Pat Riley....

The NBA and its future network partners might be wise to consider building some scheduling flexibility into the new TV deal, which begins in 2002-03. Two years ago the Kings were the league's hot, attractive team, and the networks ignored them. This season the Mavericks are among the NBA's most entertaining teams, and yet at week's end they had appeared only once each on NBC and Turner....

Under the category of Life's Not Fair: The Mavericks' NCAA office pool was won by billionaire owner Mark Cuban.

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