| Jun 23, 2015
| 4:42 PM
The knocks could make things especially hard for Joshua Smith on Thursday if NBA teams decide the massive center's upside isn't enough to offset concerns that make him an iffy selection in the draft.
Knock No. 1: He's too fat. Smith's weight at UCLA and...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 7:45 PM
Time doesn't fly when you rebuild. It usually crawls. On June 25, the Magic will be trudging into their fourth draft since Dwight Howard begged out.
How has general manager Rob Hennigan done so far?
The highlight: It appears Hennigan has drafted the...
| Jun 22, 2015
| 10:03 AM
Dwight Howard attended a vigil in Charleston, S.C. on Friday to honor the memories of the nine people shot and killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Houston Rockets center tweeted from the event and met members of the families of...
| May 22, 2015
| 3:49 PM
Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis — easy for no one to say — should be available for the Magic to draft at No. 5 next month.
They call him "The Zinger."
Appropriately enough, it's the 10th anniversary of the Magic's ill-fated...
| May 26, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Now is not the time to be sentimental, so no: The Magic's pending hiring of Scott Skiles cannot be a romantic reunion brokered to arouse or appease an antsy fan base.
Yes, Scott's a former Magic player – one of the most popular players in...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 4:01 PM
When Scott Skiles spotted me last Friday, his greeting was as warm as ever.
"Geez, don't they ever fire anybody around here?" Skiles poked.
Scott signed essentially a four-year contract to become the 12th coach in the Magic's franchise history.
| May 29, 2015
| 6:15 PM
Scott Skiles has lost a few steps and most of his hair at 51. His former teammate, Nick Anderson, joked that Skiles was never "the most athletic guy anyway," having made a name for himself as a point guard with the Orlando Magic on grit and wit.
| Jun 4, 2015
| 7:28 PM
Lakers fans, rejoice.
The salary cap will take an enormous leap to about $90 million in 2016-17, a move from approximately $67 million next season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday.
The Lakers are known spenders, habitually dipping into...
| May 26, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Somewhere, Chris Paul is slowly shaking his head, all too aware that the Houston Rockets are never quite out of it when you think they are.
It's too early to say the Rockets have the Golden State Warriors exactly where they want them, but Houston yanked...
| May 30, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Q: I know the popular reaction to the possibility of Dwyane Wade leaving is that he doesn't deserve max money or anything really close to it, as fans tend to side with management on salary disputes (maybe on the theory that every fan believes that...
| May 30, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Former NBA player Chris Gatling was arrested in Arizona on Thursday on suspicion of running a nationwide online scam.
Scottsdale, Ariz., police confirmed the arrest to the Associated Press and said Gatling was released a short time after he was booked....