| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:16 AM
Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson scored 27 points on Thursday night, helping the D-Fenders improve to 4-10 with a 122-120 victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce (5-7).
Clarkson, who has struggled to crack the Lakers' rotation, got a valuable chance to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:56 AM
The Miami Heat have been here before, after several grueling playoff runs, amid a spate of injuries.
That, however, was then, co-captain Udonis Haslem insists. And, he said, it will not happen again.
In the wake of winning the 2006 NBA title and...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:45 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Elfrid Payton has visited this state just once before.
But that visit helped shape his NBA career.
On June 13, he participated in a pre-draft workout at the Boston Celtics' training facility in Waltham, Mass. He was matched...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Shabazz Napier returned Wednesday to where this NBA journey all started. Sort of.
The lingering picture of the guard out of UConn is the Charlotte Hornets cap he wore -- briefly -- on draft night. But Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena he...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Less than a month into what figures to be their lone season together, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones already have produced enough highlights to fill your nightly sportscast. Indeed, expect the commanding Okafor, wiry Winslow and inventive...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Elfrid Payton carries around a Disney princess backpack with seemingly as much ease as he carries the burden of being an NBA rookie.
Payton's mostly pink-colored backpack featuring the likes of Snow White and Cinderella is part of a good-natured...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:56 PM
One advantage to having a seat virtually reserved on the NBA draft-lottery dais is it affords the Magic the chance to experiment freely. Take the case of Victor Oladipo, a familiar subject in the club's laboratory.
All last season the Magic tinkered...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Two years after Maryland men's basketball fans were filled with hope for a team led by a projected lottery pick in the NBA draft and a recruiting class considered one of the most promising in the country, a different sense filled Xfinity Center on...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The Orlando Magic support a proposal to reform the NBA Draft Lottery in which the teams with the four worst overall records would have nearly identical chances to win the top overall pick, according to an industry source with knowledge of the Magic's...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Now that the Oct. 31 deadline for contract extensions has passed, the Orlando Magic's salary-cap situation for the summer of 2015 is in clearer focus.
If the Magic wind up with, say, the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and if the cap for the...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might.
It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race.
The Magic wound up with Gordon...