| 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 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:49 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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'...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...