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  • Orlando Magic sign rookies Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton

    Orlando Magic sign rookies Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton
    In a necessary procedural move, the Orlando Magic today signed Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton to rookie-scale contracts. The salaries of first-round draft picks are governed by the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National...
  • Sixers draft pick Grant familiar with NBA surroundings

    Jerami Grant has an advantage over most of last week's NBA Draft picks and all of the rookie free agents. His father, Harvey, enjoyed an 11-year pro career, which ended with him playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in the lockout-shortened 1999 season....
  • Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster

    Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster
      The Miami Heat released their summer-league roster Tuesday, one that includes first-round NBA Draft pick Shabazz Napier, former second-round acquisitions Justin Hamilton and James Ennis, as well as former University of Miami guard Trey McKinney Jones...
  • Embiid wants to reward Sixers for their faith in him

    Embiid wants to reward Sixers for their faith in him
    Joel Embiid is amazed that he went from playing JV basketball in Florida in 2011-12 to the No. 3 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in Thursday night's NBA Draft. "This is crazy," said Embiid during a 22-minute conference call Monday. "I still can't...
  • Hawks trade Lou Williams to Raptors

    The Sports Xchange Hawks trade Lou Williams to Raptors The Toronto Raptors acquired guard Lou Williams and the draft rights to center Lucas Nogueira from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for swingman John Salmons and a 2015 second-round draft choice, the...
  • Commentary: When grading NBA draft, give commissioner an A+

    The 2014 NBA Draft was held last Thursday. Television coverage and analysis of the draft focused on and dissected the teams’ selections of the best available players, those players who best fit with the teams’ needs, and/or those players...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers added two players through the NBA draft over the past week. On Thursday, the team selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick.  They also sent cash to the Washington Wizards for the rights to the 46th pick, guard...
  • Commentary: When grading NBA draft, give commissioner an A+

    The 2014 NBA Draft was held last Thursday. Television coverage and analysis of the draft focused on and dissected the teams' selections of the best available players, those players who best fit with the teams' needs, and/or those players with the greatest...
  • Oddsmaker gives Lakers even lower championship odds after NBA draft

    Oddsmaker gives Lakers even lower championship odds after NBA draft
    The Lakers were happy to land Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in last Thursday's NBA Draft. Oddsmakers may have been looking for more. Before Thursday, the Lakers were a 40-1 long shot to win the NBA title, according to online oddsmaker...
  • Kansas' Bill Self goes to work on another reloading project

    The reloading projects are always different, even though they may look similar. You have five-star freshmen arriving on campus in early June. You have a slew of veterans thrust into leadership roles. You have sweaty summer workouts, and dictums about...
  • Three UCLA Bruins chosen in first round of NBA draft

    Three UCLA Bruins chosen in first round of NBA draft
    Thursday was a banner day for UCLA basketball as the Bruins' Zach LaVine, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson were selected in the first round of the NBA draft. A full story about the trio's draft experiences will be published Sunday, but here are some...
  • Riley, Heat move beyond kid stuff

    Riley, Heat move beyond kid stuff
       It was nearly 1 a.m. Friday morning. Pat Riley's voice was thin, his presence not nearly as commanding as when the Miami Heat president previously addressed the media a week earlier, at a far saner hour.    He had just obtained UConn guard Shabazz...