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  • Lakers' chance at Kevin Love dims, in Aaron Gordon-Marcus Smart range

    Lakers' chance at Kevin Love dims, in Aaron Gordon-Marcus Smart range
    The Lakers had hoped to move up in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, despite a 74.4% chance they'd pick sixth or seventh. While seventh wasn't their worst-case scenario (4.0% chance at eighth, 0.1% all the way to ninth), the Lakers can't be thrilled with the...
  • Lakers don't strike it rich in NBA lottery, drop from sixth to seventh

    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...
  • Mitch Kupchak thinks Lakers can get good player with No. 7 draft pick

    Mitch Kupchak thinks Lakers can get good player with No. 7 draft pick
    The Lakers and Boston Celtics can never be in harmony, no? So it wasn't surprising to hear Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak say he disagreed mildly with Celtics executive Danny Ainge, who said Tuesday he didn’t think there was anyone who would...
  • What's next for the Magic after they missed out on a top-3 pick?

    What's next for the Magic after they missed out on a top-3 pick?
    NEW YORK — The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery could have solved the Orlando Magic's overwhelming personnel problem. The franchise needs a cornerstone player. That's obvious. What's far less clear is how the Magic can acquire a player of that caliber....
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant

    Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant
    The Lakers are slowly moving toward finding a new head coach. Very slowly. "I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two or three weeks," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. A key...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...