The ballot will now have designations for only backcourt and frontcourt players.
Ringing it in
The Heat have scheduled a championship ring ceremony for the opening game, when the Celtics are in town.
“I haven’t given it lot of thought,” Rivers said. “I probably should — dreading it. I haven’t thought what we’re going to do. Wait until they give us the exact timeline of the game and figure out what we’re going to do.”
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