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  • Ira Winderman: Patience from Riley? Don't bet on it

    Ira Winderman: Patience from Riley? Don't bet on it
    Pat Riley has always been in a hurry. Impatience has been his virtue. At least when it has come to his tenure with the Miami Heat. Barely two months after his arrival in 1995, he blew up his roster and traded for Alonzo Mourning. Less than three...
  • Lakers season-ticket renewals will be due before NBA draft lottery

    Lakers season-ticket renewals will be due before NBA draft lottery
    As the 2014-15 season stumbles to a conclusion, the Lakers are readying their season-ticket holders for next year's campaign. That's right, it's time for annual renewals. The big question facing those holding Lakers season tickets is whether they...
  • As Lakers wrap up a losing season, they must think about draft lottery

    As Lakers wrap up a losing season, they must think about draft lottery
    With the Lakers' 2014-15 season nearing an inglorious end, the team faces two serious questions moving forward before next season. At just 20-54 heading into Friday night's battle against the Portland Trail Blazers in what may be the worst season in...
  • Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns declare for 2015 NBA draft

    Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns declare for 2015 NBA draft
    On Thursday, Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns declared for the 2015 NBA draft. Okafor, the 19-year-old, 6-foot-11 center who helped the Blue Devils win the NCAA championship on Monday, averaged 17.3 points and 8.6 rebounds a game...
  • Five thoughts on the Hornets and the NBA draft

    The Charlotte Hornets had no particular interest in returning to the draft-lottery business, but now that is their fate. They chased the playoffs to the extent that 10-season veteran center Al Jefferson had fluid drained from his right knee three times...
  • Heat stumble again, 107-104 loss to Raptors effectively ending playoff hopes

    Heat stumble again, 107-104 loss to Raptors effectively ending playoff hopes
    By Sunday, the only standings that could matter to the Miami Heat are the NBA Draft lottery standings. After four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, followed by the offseason free-agency loss of LeBron James and an unrelenting series of injuries,...
  • ASK IRA: Is it fair that lottery ties are broken by random draw rather than tiebreakers?

    ASK IRA: Is it fair that lottery ties are broken by random draw rather than tiebreakers?
    Q: Assuming the Heat finish ahead of Charlotte, but behind Brooklyn, Boston, and Indiana, are the Heat considered 10th or 11th if they're tied with Utah? The two teams split the season series. -- Rich, West Palm Beach. A: There are no preset tiebreakers...
  • Record 7 Kentucky players off to NBA draft

    A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft. The soon-to-be-former Wildcats gathered at their...
  • In 'monstrous' decision, Maryland forward Jake Layman returning for his senior year

    In 'monstrous' decision, Maryland forward Jake Layman returning for his senior year
    A remarkable turnaround year for the Maryland men’s basketball team continued with another positive move Thursday, when junior forward Jake Layman announced he would return for his final season in College Park. Layman’s decision comes two...
  • Record 7 Kentucky basketball players will enter NBA draft

    Despite a Final Four loss to Wisconsin, Kentucky basketball's formula "succeed and proceed" continues to hum. The proceed part blossomed like never before as seven UK players announced Thursday they will enter this year's NBA draft. The seven freshmen...
  • Jake Layman has met with Terps coach Mark Turgeon to discuss future

    Jake Layman has met with Terps coach Mark Turgeon to discuss future
    Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon met Wednesday in College Park with Jake Layman and the player's parents to discuss whether the junior forward would return for his senior year or enter the NBA draft. An announcement on Layman's...