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  • Jahlil Okafor could be perfect fit in long line of stellar Lakers big men

    Jahlil Okafor could be perfect fit in long line of stellar Lakers big men
    For two hours on a Saturday morning during the dead of winter inside a stuffy northwest Indiana gym, the gangly 14-year-old from Chicago focused on basketball fundamentals. Jahlil Okafor dribbled up and down the floor for 20 minutes. Then Okafor...
  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak drafts 6-5 Russell but notes key role of big men

    Lakers' Mitch Kupchak drafts 6-5 Russell but notes key role of big men
    The Lakers passed on Duke center Jahlil Okafor to select Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. "We're very happy to have D'Angelo be a Laker," said Kupchak.  "[There were] a lot of good players in...
  • 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...
  • Big men are likely top picks, but NBA execs might want to think smaller

    NBA teams proved their belief that bigger always is better by selecting a center or forward or a 6-foot-9 point guard named Magic Johnson first overall in every draft except one from 1977 until 2008. That's when the Chicago Bulls signaled a coming sea...
  • LA Lakers' history says they'll find a great with No. 2 pick

    With 16 championships and a decades-long history of winning, the Los Angeles Lakers hardly ever get a shot at the NBA draft's elite talent. Yet whenever they do, they've made an extraordinary choice. The Lakers have the No. 2 overall selection Thursday,...
  • Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Duke center Jahlil Okafor

    Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Duke center Jahlil Okafor
    The Lakers pick second in Thursday's 2015 NBA draft. Presuming the Minnesota Timberwolves don't select Duke's Jahlil Okafor first, the Lakers should snatch up the 19-year-old center. Okafor, at 6-foot-11 in shoes, represents a piece the Lakers have...
  • Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell

    Lakers' No. 2 pick: the case for Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell
    The Lakers pick second in Thursday's 2015 NBA draft. While historically the Lakers have relied on the size of centers like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal, the franchise has also partnered their big men with star guards like...
  • Primeras selecciones en la historia del draft de la NBA

    Primeras selecciones en la historia del draft de la NBA
    Primeras selecciones en la historia del draft de la NBA 2015_Karl-Anthony Towns, pívot, Minnesota, Kentucky 2014_Andrew Wiggins, escolta, Cleveland, Kansas 2013_Anthony Bennett, alero, Cleveland, UNLV 2012_Anthony Davis, alero, Nueva Orleáns,...
  • NBA teams continue to go big with draft picks

    NBA teams continue to go big with draft picks
    Small ball was supposed to be all the rage in the NBA after the Golden State Warriors benched center Andrew Bogut on the way to their first championship in 40 years. A bevy of big men poked their heads back into the proceedings Thursday night, showing...
  • Quinn Cook shared his admiration for the Lakers with Jahlil Okafor

    Quinn Cook shared his admiration for the Lakers with Jahlil Okafor
    Give Quinn Cook all the credit for Duke teammate Jahlil Okafor's being indoctrinated about the Lakers. So if Okafor falls to the Lakers at No. 2 in the NBA draft on June 25, perhaps the Lakers can give an assist to Cook for making the 6-foot-11 center...
  • Star-Telegram's top performances in NBA Finals history

    The long NBA season finally came to an end late Tuesday night when the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-95 to win the best-of-seven series 4-2. But there was a surprise twist to the title: Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was voted...