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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Lakers work out 12 players before draft

    The future of the Lakers walked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe. The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26. Notably absent were the consensus...
  • Potential draft picks Noah Vonleh, Marcus Smart work out for Lakers

    Potential draft picks Noah Vonleh, Marcus Smart work out for Lakers
    Few players have shot up in draft popularity like Noah Vonleh. The Lakers got their chance to study him Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 power forward was one of six players who worked out Wednesday morning for the team holding the seventh pick in the June 26...
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers will get good player with seventh pick

    Not long after the Lakers fell from sixth to seventh in the draft lottery, yet another loss after a hapless season, General Manager Mitch Kupchak insisted they would get a solid player. He continued to feel that way Wednesday after watching 12 players...
  • Doug McDermott, Aaron Gordon take part in spirited workout for Lakers

    The Lakers held a spirited workout for NBA draft prospects on Wednesday afternoon, featuring forwards Doug McDermott and Aaron Gordon. "We really got after it," said McDermott, a 6-foot-8 senior from Creighton.  "I thought it was a great day." "It was...
  • Lakers hosting lottery prospects for Wednesday pre-draft workout

    Lakers hosting lottery prospects for Wednesday pre-draft workout
    The Lakers will hold two pre-draft workout sessions Wednesday, auditioning some of the prospects expected to be lottery picks in the June 26 NBA draft. While the list is subject to change, the morning session is scheduled to include Indiana's Noah...
  • Lakers' chance at Kevin Love dims, in Aaron Gordon-Marcus Smart range

    The Lakers had hoped to move up in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, despite a 74.4% chance they'd pick sixth or seventh. While seventh wasn't their worst-case scenario (4.0% chance at eighth, 0.1% all the way to ninth), the Lakers can't be thrilled with the...