| Oct 26, 2014
A heightened urgency hovers over the Orlando Magic these days.
Practices have been more frequent this October compared to the previous two Octobers, and players say coach Jacque Vaughn has demanded more attention to detail. A bit more competition exists...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:41 PM
NEW YORK -- A proposal to change the current lottery system for the NBA Draft in order to discourage teams from deliberately losing games was rejected Wednesday at the league's Board of Governors meeting.
The revised plan was agreed to by 17 of the 30...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:17 AM
When the Miami Heat acquired UConn point guard Shabazz Napier from the Charlotte Hornets in the June NBA draft, there was little doubt the former Husky would be on the roster on opening night. A big question: how much he would play?
After a slow start...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:51 AM
On June 26, the day of the 2014 NBA Draft, Evan Fournier's phone rang around 9 in the morning.
Fournier knew he had to answer.
It was his agent with stunning news: The Denver Nuggets were about to trade Fournier and a draft pick to the Orlando Magic...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:23 PM
GALLOWAY, N.J. — NBA Draft Lottery reform might be imminent.
The bulk of the league's 30 owners/team reportedly favor amending the lottery to discourage tanking by giving the four-worst teams each 12 percent chances to get the No. 1 overall pick,...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Regardless of whether or not the Bulls use their 16th and 19th picks in Thursday's NBA draft, drafting well never has been more essential.
General manager Gar Forman said at last month's draft combine that if the Bulls "want to try to create more cap...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 1:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- Joel Chiles remembers taking his youngest son, Ian, to a carnival many years ago.
Ian was 10 years old, and he wanted to play the basketball game in which you win a prize for a certain amount of made shots. Joel gave Ian three $1 bills...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:54 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- NBA center Greg Oden is now facing felony battery charges following a recent arrest for allegedly punching his former girlfriend.
Prosecutors in Marion County, Indiana Superior Court added a Felony 5 charge of battery resulting in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:21 PM
The Lakers don't have first-round picks often, but when they do, they make them as mysterious as anything.
Any number of things could happen to the seventh overall pick they hold in Thursday's NBA draft.
They could take one of three point guards:...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:00 PM
C.J. Wilcox recalled how he had "one of my worst workouts" with the Clippers, leaving the 6-foot-5 guard unsure if he had left the wrong impression.
Wilcox did not.
The Clippers looked at his body of work from playing four years at Washington as a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:39 PM
The Milwaukee Bucks signed first-round draft pick Jabari Parker to a rookie contract, the team announced Wednesday night.
The Bucks did not disclose terms of the contract, but the forward is guaranteed a minimum of approximately $8.5 million in the...