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  • Lakers give draft prospects another look, and keep eye on Joel Embiid

    The Lakers worked out a handful of players again Friday morning, potential picks in next Thursday's NBA draft who may or may not be part of their future. But one player they covet was on an operating table. Kansas center Joel Embiid had surgery Friday...
  • Lakers in talks to acquire Klay Thompson as part of Kevin Love deal

    The Lakers have been in discussions to acquire Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson for the seventh pick in next week’s draft, The Times has learned. The deal would be part of a larger three-way trade that sends Minnesota All-Star power...
  • Evaluating NBA Draft Projections For Napier And Daniels

    Evaluating NBA Draft Projections For Napier And Daniels
    The NBA draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) at the Barclays Center in New York. Mock drafts have Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Australian guard Dante Exum as locks to be picked in the top 5. However, Kentucky forward...
  • Danté Exum is one of the draft's most talented, but risky, prospects

    Danté Exum is one of the draft's most talented, but risky, prospects
    Danté Exum moved away from home at 15 years old, leaving his family in Melbourne, Australia, to train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The A.I.S. basketball team traveled to China, to the United States and to Europe to find decent...
  • Lakers interested in Klay Thompson, but potential deal on hold

    Lakers interested in Klay Thompson, but potential deal on hold
    As the NBA draft gets closer, the Lakers aren't so certain they'll hang on to the seventh overall pick. There are many questions between now and Thursday. Will the Lakers try harder to acquire Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson for the seventh...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers still haven't hired a head coach but over the last week, the team continued to prepare for Thursday's NBA draft. On Tuesday, the Lakers worked out Kentucky forward Julius Randle, who said he does not need foot surgery to remove a screw...
  • Australian guard Dante Exum will work out for the Magic on Tuesday

    Australian guard Dante Exum will work out for the Magic on Tuesday
    The Orlando Magic have reached a critical point in their preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft: the arrival of Australian guard Dante Exum. Exum will work out Tuesday at Amway Center. The importance of the Magic’s pre-draft workouts in Orlando...
  • Can Lakers find a way to climb in the 2014 NBA draft?

    Can Lakers find a way to climb in the 2014 NBA draft?
    The Lakers hoped to land a top-three pick in the NBA draft lottery last month. Instead, the team dropped from the sixth to seventh when the lottery order was announced. Do the Lakers have any means to climb in the draft?  If so, to what end? The top...
  • Marcus Smart's intangibles intrigue the Orlando Magic

    For three seasons, the boys basketball program at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, kept a chart called "purple hearts." A player received a "purple heart" each time he took a charge in a game. No one absorbed more charges than Marcus Smart,...
  • Orlando Magic prepare for 2014 NBA Draft Combine

    Orlando Magic prepare for 2014 NBA Draft Combine
    CHICAGO — The 2014 NBA Draft Combine feels anticlimactic. Although this is the most hyped draft class in over a decade, the consensus top prospects — Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins — are skipping the event. They aren't...
  • Orlando Magic interview several top draft prospects in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Orlando Magic officials now have met with perhaps the four top prospects who are attending the 2014 NBA Draft Combine. On Thursday, the Magic interviewed Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, Indiana big man Noah Vonleh and Australian guard...