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  • NBA prospect Joel Embiid has surgery to repair stress fracture

    Kansas star Joel Embiid, who was projected by some to be the top pick in next week's NBA draft, underwent surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Embiid's agent told the Associated Press that the 7-foot center fractured the...
  • Elfrid Payton could interest the Magic with the 12th overall pick

    Elfrid Payton could interest the Magic with the 12th overall pick
    When Elfrid Payton entered his senior year at John Ehret High School outside New Orleans, he wasn't even the most highly regarded guard on the varsity basketball team. Payton was only 16 years old, and he looked more like a junior-high student than a...
  • Long Beach's Norvel Pelle keeps NBA dream alive as draft approaches

    Long Beach's Norvel Pelle keeps NBA dream alive as draft approaches
    The dream always unfolds the same way. Norvel Pelle is in his Long Beach home on the night of the NBA draft, watching on television with his parents, when he hears his name called. "I start crying and I look up and my mom is there with a smile on her...
  • Lakers give draft prospects another look, and keep eye on Joel Embiid

    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...
  • Lakers only NBA team with no coach after Cavaliers hire David Blatt

    Lakers only NBA team with no coach after Cavaliers hire David Blatt
      On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers hired David Blatt as head coach to replace Mike Brown, who was fired in May. The Lakers are now the only NBA franchise without a coach. While Blatt was born in Boston, he has never coached in the NBA. He is,...
  • Evaluating NBA Draft Projections For Napier And Daniels

    Evaluating NBA Draft Projections For Napier And Daniels
    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...
  • Trading Arron Afflalo could have significant benefits for the Magic

    Trading Arron Afflalo could have significant benefits for the Magic
    The clock could be ticking on Arron Afflalo’s tenure with the Orlando Magic. Magic executives like what Afflalo brings to the team, and a league source told the Orlando Sentinel that Afflalo and his agent have not asked for a trade, but it may...
  • Dez Wells plans to switch jersey number to honor late friend

    Dez Wells plans to switch jersey number to honor late friend
    Dez Wells took pride in wearing No. 32 during his first two years at Maryland, becoming only the second Terp to take the number in the nearly 20 years since former star Joe Smith left College Park as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Going into his senior...
  • Matured Tennessee transfer Chievous eager to resume basketball career at HU

    No one in Columbia, Mo., could have been surprised by Quinton Chievous' basketball gifts. He was built for the game, and his father is hoops royalty there, the University of Missouri's career scoring leader and a former first-round NBA draft choice. But...
  • Danté Exum is one of the draft's most talented, but risky, prospects

    Danté Exum is one of the draft's most talented, but risky, prospects
    Danté Exum moved away from home at 15 years old, leaving his family in Melbourne, Australia, to train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The A.I.S. basketball team traveled to China, to the United States and to Europe to find decent...
  • 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...