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  • Magic can't gamble on taking Embiid

    Deflated by their lottery position last month, the Magic might have a shot at picking the projected best player in a star-studded draft after all. The catch? Joel Embiid is damaged goods. And you know what that means: The Magic and their faithful...
  • Sixers forced to adjust draft strategy

    PHILADELPHIA Uh-oh. It appears the Philadelphia 76ers will have to trade up in next Thursday's NBA draft or settle for someone other than Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins. And that someone else just might be a point guard. That's because all signs now...
  • Lakers bringing back Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon for NBA draft workout

    The Lakers will hold their third pre-draft workout Friday at their practice facility in El Segundo. The team will get second looks at Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton.  Also scheduled...
  • Could foot injury drop Joel Embiid into Lakers range at 7th pick?

    Could foot injury drop Joel Embiid into Lakers range at 7th pick?
    Kansas center Joel Embiid will have surgery Friday after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. Embiid was projected to be a top-three NBA draft pick, if not first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The freshman 7-foot center also sat out the...
  • Lakers projected to take Aaron Gordon in NBA mock draft

    The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season. Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons. This is all...
  • Marcus Smart's intangibles intrigue the Orlando Magic

    Marcus Smart's intangibles intrigue the Orlando Magic
    For three seasons, the boys basketball program at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, kept a chart called "purple hearts." A player received a "purple heart" each time he took a charge in a game. No one absorbed more charges than Marcus Smart,...
  • 2014 NBA Draft: Mock 2.0 -- Embiid holds top spot

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updates LaVine/Warren comments at Nos. 15/17 2014 NBA Draft: Mock 2.0 -- Embiid holds top spot With the San Antonio Spurs returning home to clear more room in their trophy cabinet, all eyes and rumor mill feeders have...
  • Australian guard Dante Exum will work out for the Magic on Tuesday

    Australian guard Dante Exum will work out for the Magic on Tuesday
    The Orlando Magic have reached a critical point in their preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft: the arrival of Australian guard Dante Exum. Exum will work out Tuesday at Amway Center. The importance of the Magic’s pre-draft workouts in Orlando...
  • Syracuse's Tyler Ennis could be the 2014 NBA Draft's best true point guard

    Syracuse's Tyler Ennis could be the 2014 NBA Draft's best true point guard
    On Feb. 12, Pittsburgh Panthers fans inside their home arena yelled and jumped up and down with 4.4 seconds remaining against the Syracuse Orange. Pitt fans had reason to feel confident. The Panthers led the Orange 56-55, and the Orange were about to...
  • 2014 NBA Draft: Smart tops scoring guard prospects

    The Sports Xchange By Tyler Jamieson, The Sports Xchange 2014 NBA Draft: Smart tops scoring guard prospects A point guard at Oklahoma State, NBA teams view Marcus Smart as a combo guard who could slide to shooting guard. He's listed there by The Sports...
  • 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...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    While the Lakers didn't seem to make any progress toward selecting a new head coach last week, the team held a sizable pre-draft workout Wednesday. The team brought in 12 prospects to audition in El Segundo, including Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart,...