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  • Talk of NBA draft starts with Duke's Jahlil Okafor

    Talk of NBA draft starts with Duke's Jahlil Okafor
    There's a reason the NBA trade deadline is in late February and not March. It's called the NCAA tournament. Try tracking down lottery-bound general managers these days. They start with the conference tournaments (Atlantic Coast and Southeastern, not...
  • Lakers end four-game skid with 101-87 victory over the 76ers

    Lakers end four-game skid with 101-87 victory over the 76ers
    Coach Byron Scott said before the Lakers' game Sunday night that he's pushing his team to win every game, regardless of whatever impact that might have on their NBA draft position. The Lakers ran away from the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-87, with a dominant...
  • D'Angelo Russell struggles, draft prospect out of NCAA tournament

    D'Angelo Russell struggles, draft prospect out of NCAA tournament
    Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell, a possible top-five pick in June's NBA draft, was knocked out of the NCAA tournament on Saturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes (10th seed) fell to the Arizona Wildcats (2nd), 73-58. Russell struggled against the Wildcats'...
  • 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...
  • NBA Coast to Coast: All-Star game brings Gasol brothers together again

    NBA Coast to Coast: All-Star game brings Gasol brothers together again
    Pau Gasol sat in a chair behind a table surrounded by people holding microphones, cameras and recorders. Questions were shouted to him in English and Spanish, demanding instantaneous eloquence. In some regards, Friday could have been like many other...
  • Hornets hand Lakers second consecutive loss, 104-103

    Hornets hand Lakers second consecutive loss, 104-103
    That three-game winning streak by the Lakers seems long ago after another close loss, this time a 104-103 loss to the Hornets in Charlotte. To those hoping the Lakers sink lower in the NBA draft lottery mix, it’s now a two-game losing streak....
  • Jahlil Okafor, Duke's star freshman, still a work in progress

    Jahlil Okafor, Duke's star freshman, still a work in progress
    Lakers and the lottery DURHAM, N.C. — The first things you notice are the hands. You've been told about them by everybody — on the record, off the record, it doesn't matter. They appear to shrink a basketball when shooting a hook,...
  • NBA fines Knicks for Phil Jackson's comments about prospect

    NBA fines Knicks for Phil Jackson's comments about prospect
    With the New York Knicks as bad as they are, who can blame Phil Jackson for getting a little excited about this year's top NBA draft prospects? The NBA, for one, can. The league fined the Knicks an undisclosed amount Wednesday for Jackson's public...
  • If Lakers lose out, they're guaranteed a 2015 first-round pick

    If Lakers lose out, they're guaranteed a 2015 first-round pick
    With the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-42) defeating the Phoenix Suns (29-26) on Friday night, along with the Lakers (13-41) falling to the Brooklyn Nets (22-31), the Lakers gained an advantage in the race to the bottom of the standings. The Lakers...
  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak discusses the trade deadline, tanking and more

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak discusses the trade deadline, tanking and more
    The process of turning the Lakers back into an immediate NBA contender will be a daunting task for General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Even with the possibility of having up to four draft picks that could include a top-five pick in the June 25 NBA draft,...
  • Louie Belpedio working hard to make NHL dream come true

    Louie Belpedio working hard to make NHL dream come true
    Louie Belpedio's dream of hearing his named called at the NHL Draft happened on June 28, 2014, when it was announced that the Minnesota Wild had taken him with the 80th selection. What followed for Belpedio, a defenseman, was much different than what...