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  • Previewing the Orlando Pro Summer League

    The Orlando Pro Summer League will begin Saturday morning on Amway Center's practice court. The league is closed to the public, but all of the games will be televised on NBA TV. Here's a look at some of the key storylines to watch. The key rookies The...
  • UConn's Shabazz Napier 'A Winner,' Says Miami Heat President Pat Riley

    UConn's Shabazz Napier 'A Winner,' Says Miami Heat President Pat Riley
    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...
  • Lakers have the No. 7 NBA draft pick — that's certain, for now

    The Lakers don't have first-round picks often, but when they do, they make them as mysterious as anything. Any number of things could happen to the seventh overall pick they hold in Thursday's NBA draft. They could take one of three point guards:...
  • 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' 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...
  • 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'...