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  • Zach LaVine joins UCLA crew in Minnesota

    Zach LaVine joins UCLA crew in Minnesota
    Minnesota has a whole lot of lakes and quite a few Bruins. Chalk up one more in the Bruins category. The Timberwolves selected UCLA product Zach LaVine with the 13th pick of the NBA draft on Thursday, and he joins Kevin Love, Luc Mbah a Moute and...
  • 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...
  • Magic GM: Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Devyn Marble are 'hard-nosed dudes'

    Magic GM: Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Devyn Marble are 'hard-nosed dudes'
    On Friday, Aaron Gordon fielded a question about how he developed the mindset to become a defensive stopper. Gordon paused for a moment, then spoke. He said: "If somebody really can't score on you, I think that's really what makes you better than...
  • Zach LaVine spreads the good word about being an NBA lottery pick

    Imagine that you are 19 years old and just found out you were selected as the 13th pick in the NBA draft. Wouldn’t you be excited? You probably wouldn’t want to be judged too critically on the first words of your reaction. Maybe you’...
  • Three UCLA Bruins chosen in first round of NBA draft

    Three UCLA Bruins chosen in first round of NBA draft
    Thursday was a banner day for UCLA basketball as the Bruins' Zach LaVine, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson were selected in the first round of the NBA draft. A full story about the trio's draft experiences will be published Sunday, but here are some...
  • Clippers select C.J. Wilcox in first round of NBA draft

    The Clippers selected shooting guard C.J. Wilcox from the University of Washington with their first-round pick at 28. Wilcox averaged 14.4 points on 43.3% shooting from the field, 38.9% from three-point range, over his four-year career. The 6-foot-5...
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended,...
  • Lakers acquire 46th pick from Wizards, draft Jordan Clarkson

    The Lakers acquired the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA draft from the Washington Wizards, selecting Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson for $1.8 million in cash. Clarkson is a 6-foot-5, 22-year-old junior who averaged 17.5 points last season through 35...
  • Magic select Aaron Gordon and acquire Elfrid Payton via trade

    Magic select Aaron Gordon and acquire Elfrid Payton via trade
    About the only person who wasn't shocked the Orlando Magic used the fourth pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to pick Arizona forward Aaron Gordon was Gordon himself. Gordon learned the Magic were going to select him shortly before Adam Silver stepped to...
  • Oddsmaker gives Lakers even lower championship odds after NBA draft

    Oddsmaker gives Lakers even lower championship odds after NBA draft
    The Lakers were happy to land Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in last Thursday's NBA Draft. Oddsmakers may have been looking for more. Before Thursday, the Lakers were a 40-1 long shot to win the NBA title, according to online oddsmaker...
  • 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...