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  • 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 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...
  • 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 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'...
  • Lakers bringing back Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon for NBA draft workout

    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...
  • Could foot injury drop Joel Embiid into Lakers range at 7th pick?

    Could foot injury drop Joel Embiid into Lakers range at 7th pick?
    Kansas center Joel Embiid will have surgery Friday after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. Embiid was projected to be a top-three NBA draft pick, if not first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The freshman 7-foot center also sat out the...
  • Lakers projected to take Aaron Gordon in NBA mock draft

    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...