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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rondo welcomes Smart to Celtics

    The Sports Xchange Rondo welcomes Smart to Celtics Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo notices the crowd forming behind him on the roster, but is not bothered by general manager Danny Ainge's decision to draft a point guard sixth overall in the NBA...
  • 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...
  • Embiid's injury means Sixers will have to get creative to get their man

    Perhaps the Philadelphia 76ers' most important NBA Draft in 30 years just became more complicated. The diagnosis of Kansas center Joel Embiid's stress fracture in his right foot that is expected to sideline him for a minimum of four months (he was...
  • 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 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...
  • 2014 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Embiid injury shakes up race for No. 1

    The Sports Xchange By Tyler Jamieson, The Sports Xchange 2014 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Embiid injury shakes up race for No. 1 The news of Joel Embiid's foot surgery scheduled for Friday sent a shockwave through the top portion of the 2014 NBA Draft. With...