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  • Lakers work out 12 players before draft

    The future of the Lakers walked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe. The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26. Notably absent were the consensus...
  • 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...
  • Cleaves sees similarities in 2000 MSU title team, Florida Gators.

    Mateen Cleaves sees a familiarity with Florida’s basketball team. As the point guard for Michigan State during the Spartans’ national championship run in 2000, Cleaves sees similarities between his team and the current Gators squad....
  • Fan incidents create their own March Madness

    Fan incidents create their own March Madness
    Some people sure know how to put the dumb in fandom. How else do you explain a ‘fan’ running onto the court during Thursday night’s UC-Santa Barbara-Hawaii men’s basketball game and confronting Hawaii coach Gib Arnold? The...
  • Orlando Magic prepare for 2014 NBA Draft Combine

    Orlando Magic prepare for 2014 NBA Draft Combine
    CHICAGO — The 2014 NBA Draft Combine feels anticlimactic. Although this is the most hyped draft class in over a decade, the consensus top prospects — Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins — are skipping the event. They aren't...
  • Orlando Magic interview several top draft prospects in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Orlando Magic officials now have met with perhaps the four top prospects who are attending the 2014 NBA Draft Combine. On Thursday, the Magic interviewed Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, Indiana big man Noah Vonleh and Australian guard...
  • Aaron Gordon, Dante Exum, Zach LaVine shine at NBA draft combine

    The Lakers eagerly anticipate the May 20 NBA draft lottery, with a 21.5% chance at a top-three pick. On Friday, the NBA released stats from the draft combine in Chicago, giving a glimpse at some of the talent on the board. Arizona forward Aaron Gordon...
  • Orlando Magic started to 'complete the puzzle' at the 2014 NBA Draft Combine

    CHICAGO — Key Orlando Magic decision-makers will leave this city Saturday with a better understanding of their options in the crucial 2014 NBA Draft. Over the last several days, Magic executives and coaches conducted preliminary interviews with...
  • Orlando Magic's Super Bowl — the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery — has arrived

    Orlando Magic's Super Bowl — the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery — has arrived
    Tonight in midtown Manhattan, 14 pingpong balls numbered 1 to 14 will descend into an air-mixing lottery drum. The machine will turn on, sending the white spheres in different directions. After 20 seconds, one pingpong ball will be drawn. After...
  • Lakers fall to seventh in draft lottery as Cleveland lands first pick

    Lakers fall to seventh in draft lottery as Cleveland lands first pick
    The Lakers' string of bad luck continues. They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery provided one big winner that wasn't them. The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection...
  • Lakers don't strike it rich in NBA lottery, drop from sixth to seventh

    Ring up the Lakers’ 56th loss of the season. Their string of bad luck continued Tuesday when they dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after the lottery unveiled one big winner that wasn’t them. The Cleveland Cavaliers...