| May 21, 2014
| 1:01 PM
The Lakers and Boston Celtics can never be in harmony, no?
So it wasn't surprising to hear Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak say he disagreed mildly with Celtics executive Danny Ainge, who said Tuesday he didn’t think there was anyone who would...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:50 PM
NEW YORK — The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery could have solved the Orlando Magic's overwhelming personnel problem.
The franchise needs a cornerstone player.
What's far less clear is how the Magic can acquire a player of that caliber....
| May 21, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The Lakers are slowly moving toward finding a new head coach. Very slowly.
"I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two or three weeks," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:14 PM
NEW YORK — LeBron James saw what he did. We all saw what he did. As a junior, Shabazz Napier pulled one overtime rabbit out of a hat after another. As a senior, Napier took a team that nobody picked for the Final Four and led UConn to a national...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
NEW YORK — If Shabazz Napier was antsy on draft night, so was Pat Riley. The Heat kept trying to work a trade to move up in the NBA draft and get Napier but could not find a willing partner.
Riley, the Heat's president, later used the word...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
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?
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:38 PM
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,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The Lakers will hold their third pre-draft workout Friday at their practice facility in El Segundo.
The team will get second looks at Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton. Also scheduled...