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  • Lakers' D'Angelo Russell could be climbing the walls, in a good way

    Sometime between showing up for his first workout and finishing his second one for the Lakers, D'Angelo Russell had a chat with Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers general manager pointed to the walls at the team training facility in El Segundo. His targets...
  • Scholar-athlete focus: Young's Indya McGuffin

    Scholar-athlete focus: Young's Indya McGuffin
    Whitney Young's 1,600-meter girls track relay team wanted out of Hanson Stadium. It was a unseasonably cold night in early May. The day's last qualifying race loomed, and the team's warm bus felt as close as it was far. The junior-filled squad huddled...
  • Sun Beat Injury-Plagued Sparks In Overtime

    Sun Beat Injury-Plagued Sparks In Overtime
    UNCASVILLE — These are heady days for the Connecticut Sun, a revelation thus far in the WNBA season. And the opposite could be said for the Los Angeles Sparks. In fact, you might say they've been short a few flints. Still, it didn't look that way...
  • Heat second-round pick Richardson provides 3-and-D promise

    Heat second-round pick Richardson provides 3-and-D promise
    The path to the No. 40 selection in Thursday's NBA draft for Tennessee guard Josh Richardson began when the NBA said he couldn't. That's when he was determined to show that he would. Bypassed when it came to invitations to the NBA's Chicago combine in...
  • 76ers GM Hinkie: Okafor was best available player

    In between traveling to see prospects in person, watching film and talking with coaches on the phone, Sam Hinkie has a less conventional way of assessing talent and potential. The 76ers general manager talks to players about other players because they've...
  • Summer league win gives Zion-Benton bragging rights over Waukegan

    Summer league win gives Zion-Benton bragging rights over Waukegan
    Beginning the year after next, the teams will meet twice a year in a home-and-home series as fellow members of the North Suburban Conference. But for now, Zion-Benton and Waukegan remain in different leagues. Since they don't have a nonconference...
  • Myles Turner, Kevon Looney and Devin Booker are draft prospects who could entice the Magic

    Myles Turner, Kevon Looney and Devin Booker are draft prospects who could entice the Magic
    In the days leading up to the NBA Draft last year, many so-called experts predicted the Orlando Magic would use the fourth overall pick to select Australian point guard Danté Exum or Indiana power forward Noah Vonleh or perhaps even Kansas center Joel...
  • D'Angelo Russell has superstar potential, Lakers Coach Byron Scott says

    Mitch Kupchak had a question for the newest member of the Lakers. He called D'Angelo Russell shortly after the Lakers took him with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA draft. "Did we surprise you a little bit?" the Lakers' general manager asked the...
  • Lakers better have big free-agent plans after going small in draft

    Lakers better have big free-agent plans after going small in draft
    About that NBA draft that appeared to be a Lakers slam dunk? They broke ankles, stepped back, and shot a trey. All the hype over the franchise-changing big man the Lakers would be miraculously handed with their second pick? They didn't want him....
  • Bulls might look for frontcourt piece in NBA draft

    Bulls might look for frontcourt piece in NBA draft
    It's no accident Pau Gasol's three-year contract with the Bulls — assuming he exercises his player option — expires in 2017. Gasol's deal runs concurrent with those of Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic. And depending on the...
  • Bowie's Grant lands in New York with Knicks

    Bowie's Grant lands in New York with Knicks
    For a brief, flickering moment, it looked like Bowie native Jerian Grant might start his professional basketball career close to home with the Washington Wizards. The Wizards selected the former DeMatha High and Notre Dame guard with the 19th overall...