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  • LeBron James looms over NBA draft

    NEW YORK Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker were supposed to be the headliners of the NBA draft, but when it begins Thursday night at the Barclays Center, a familiar name will be at the forefront: LeBron James. James has opted out of his contract in...
  • Best in the draft? Here's a position-by-position look

    Charlotte Observer NBA writer Rick Bonnell ranks the top 10 players available by position at Thursday's NBA draft. POINT GUARDS 1. Dante Exum, Australia, 6-6, 196: A little inexperienced, but between his size and his explosion to the rim, he demands...
  • 2014 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Magic stop Joel Embiid's fall at No. 4

    2014 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Magic stop Joel Embiid's fall at No. 4
    Joel Embiid is the wild card of the 2014 NBA Draft following foot surgery that will sideline the once-presumed No. 1 overall pick for at least 4-6 months. But don't expect his slide to be excruciatingly long Thursday night. The Orlando Magic with the No....
  • NBA Draft predictions: Andrew Wiggins No. 1, Dante Exum to Sixers

    NBA Draft predictions: Andrew Wiggins No. 1, Dante Exum to Sixers
    Tonight promises to be an interesting night. The Philadelphia 76ers own seven of the 60 picks in the NBA Draft, including Nos. 3 and 10, and five second-round selections. There are numerous question marks, such as how far Kansas center Joel Embiid...
  • Orlando Magic will have to confront risk in the 2014 NBA Draft

    Orlando Magic will have to confront risk in the 2014 NBA Draft
    For the Orlando Magic, the 2014 NBA Draft is shaping up as a referendum on how much risk the team is willing to accept. The team will face a difficult choice if it keeps the fourth overall pick. Either center Joel Embiid or guard Danté Exum, perhaps...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lakers in talks to acquire Klay Thompson as part of Kevin Love deal

    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 Los Angeles Times has learned. The deal would be part of a larger three-way trade that sends Minnesota All-Star...
  • 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...
  • Marcus Smart, Nik Stauskas, others take part in Lakers draft workout

    The Lakers held their second pre-draft group workout on Friday at the team's practice facility in El Segundo. Three players returned to give the Lakers a second audition -- Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Louisiana-Lafayette'...