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  • 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 hosting lottery prospects for Wednesday pre-draft workout

    Lakers hosting lottery prospects for Wednesday pre-draft workout
    The Lakers will hold two pre-draft workout sessions Wednesday, auditioning some of the prospects expected to be lottery picks in the June 26 NBA draft. While the list is subject to change, the morning session is scheduled to include Indiana's Noah...
  • Potential draft picks Noah Vonleh, Marcus Smart work out for Lakers

    Potential draft picks Noah Vonleh, Marcus Smart work out for Lakers
    Few players have shot up in draft popularity like Noah Vonleh. The Lakers got their chance to study him Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 power forward was one of six players who worked out Wednesday morning for the team holding the seventh pick in the June 26...
  • Doug McDermott, Aaron Gordon take part in spirited workout for Lakers

    The Lakers held a spirited workout for NBA draft prospects on Wednesday afternoon, featuring forwards Doug McDermott and Aaron Gordon. "We really got after it," said McDermott, a 6-foot-8 senior from Creighton.  "I thought it was a great day." "It was...
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers will get good player with seventh pick

    Not long after the Lakers fell from sixth to seventh in the draft lottery, yet another loss after a hapless season, General Manager Mitch Kupchak insisted they would get a solid player. He continued to feel that way Wednesday after watching 12 players...
  • 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...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    While the Lakers didn't seem to make any progress toward selecting a new head coach last week, the team held a sizable pre-draft workout Wednesday. The team brought in 12 prospects to audition in El Segundo, including Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No. 8 Gonzaga defeats No. 9 Oklahoma State

    The seedings for the NCAA West Regional matchup were close. The game? Not so much. No. 8-seeded Gonzaga defeated No. 9-seeded Oklahoma State 85-77 on Friday. Gonzaga (31-4) was led by guard Kevin Pangos' 26 points, with 12 coming at the free-throw...
  • Lakers' struggles could lead to strong prospect in NBA draft

    At 16-26, the Lakers are unlikely to make the playoffs. On May 20, the NBA will hold its annual draft lottery. The last time the Lakers fell to the lottery, they drafted Andrew Bynum in 2005 with the 10th overall pick. Currently, the Lakers have the...