1. Ranking the Top 10 Dark-Horse 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    Most NBA draft junkies have already taken a sneak peek at the 2015 class, especially the exciting freshmen at the top or prominent upperclassmen...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 2 days ago 24,978 reads 17 comments

  2. How Michigan's Caris LeVert Can Emerge as a 2015 NBA Lottery Prospect

    The stage is officially Caris LeVert 's. He earned it following the impressive freshman-to-sophomore jump he made— LeVert went from warming the bench to ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 days ago 3,144 reads 3 comments

  3. Predicting the Breakout 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    Some guys just need a few years before figuring out what works and what doesn't. Others just need the opportunity...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 days ago 14,958 reads 17 comments

  4. Why Gary Harris Will Join the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year Race

    While Denver Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris is one of the most talented rookies entering the 2014-15 NBA season, he's not one of the favorites to contend for Rookie of the Year honors...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 7 days ago 18,314 reads 36 comments

  5. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Can Karl Towns Jr. Blossom into No. 1 2015 Pick?

    The day will come when Karl Towns Jr. emerges as a topic to discuss on every national sports talk show. It's going to happen sometime early next season, when he inevitably goes off during one of Kentucky's zillion nationally televised games...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 days ago 92,706 reads 78 comments

  6. Which NBA Teams Are Set to Lose Their 2015 Draft Picks?

    Trying to keep track of who owns which NBA draft picks is a difficult process, fraught with protections, confusing situations and plenty of transfers from one team to another, sometimes involving a third party...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 days ago 8,174 reads 9 comments

  7. 2014-15 NBA Rookies Who Are Already Showing Red Flags

    It didn't take long for these 2014-15 NBA rookies to give us something to worry about. We haven't seen a whole lot of basketball yet from the 2014 draftees, but summer league action gave us an early taste of this exciting and deep class...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 9 days ago 218,741 reads 247 comments

  8. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Dog Days Edition

    It's never too early for a mock draft, and with events like the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy and Adidas Nations all wrapped up, we actually have a better sense of who might be poised for breakout seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 days ago 245,714 reads 148 comments

  9. The Top Returning 2015 NBA Draft Prospects to Watch Next Season

    Most of the premier talent from college basketball last season declared for the NBA draft. Some didn't. These are the top returning NBA prospects to watch in 2014-15—guys ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 days ago 39,397 reads 48 comments

  10. Why Jahlil Okafor Is Early Favorite for No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    It clicked early for Jahlil Okafor. You can just tell that he gets it. He understands his overwhelming strengths and recognizes how to exploit them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 13 days ago 42,995 reads 84 comments

  11. Best Potential Fixes to NBA Draft Lottery System

    Change is on the horizon for the NBA draft lottery, and we have the Philadelphia 76ers to thank. Actually, we owe our gratitude (or rancor, depending on your perspective) not so ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 37,914 reads 187 comments

  12. Why Charlotte Hornets Must Be Patient with Noah Vonleh's Development

    Sporting a 7'4" wingspan, 240-pound frame and intriguing inside-out potential, Charlotte Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh is an exciting specimen. But his club should exercise abundant patience in the early going...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 14 days ago 12,987 reads 41 comments

  13. Projecting 2015 NBA Draft Outlook for Expected One-and-Done Prospects

    Some guys only need one year to ace their NBA auditions. Though not loaded with as much potential star power as the 2014 class, the projected 2015 class looks to have a number of promising one-and-done prospects...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 16 days ago 17,966 reads 29 comments

  14. Predicting Rookie Season Numbers for Top 10 NBA Draft Picks of 2014

    Many NBA fans are bursting with excitement over the star-studded potential of the top 2014 NBA draft picks. Several of these lottery prospects have high ceilings and could be electrifying in their primes...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 16 days ago 84,415 reads 238 comments

  15. Very Early Ranking of Top 10 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    While it might seem too early to take a sneak peek at the 2015 NBA draft, you won't want to sleep on this crop. We're not yet sure how it stacks up against the ultra-exciting 2014 class or talented groups from previous years...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 17 days ago 65,890 reads 134 comments

  16. Why the NBA Should Consider Replacing the Draft Lottery with a Tournament

    Change is coming to the NBA lottery. There’s speculation as to what kind of change is coming, but we know the NBA filed an official proposal to reform the lottery...

    Randolph Charlotin Written by Randolph Charlotin about 19 days ago 3,074 reads 4 comments

  17. Offseason Checklist for Every Top 2014-15 NBA Rookie

    We're still two months away from NBA training camps opening, but you can bet incoming 2014-15 rookies won't view it as "off time...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 21 days ago 72,601 reads 107 comments

  18. Grantland: Struggling to Reinvent NBA Draft Lottery

    The NBA 's main proposal to reform the lottery, reported first here, has drawn reactions ranging from tepid support — a shoulder shrug and a smile — to aggressive criticism ...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 22 days ago 2,571 reads 2 comments

  19. 8 NBA Rookie-Player Pairings We Can't Wait to See During 2014-15 Season

    The supremely talented 2014-15 NBA rookie class is exciting enough on its own. But the thought of top prospects joining forces with some of the league's top superstars and rising players evokes a whole new level of exhilaration...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 23 days ago 60,263 reads 158 comments

  20. 8 Rookies Already Looking Like 2014 NBA Draft-Day Steals

    Although NBA Summer League is only a small sample of games, some rookies are already emerging as 2014 draft-day steals...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 28 days ago 255,006 reads 322 comments

  21. Emmanuel Mudiay Could Become Trendsetter If Year Abroad Is Successful

    Emmanuel Mudiay is taking an original route to the NBA, but his path could become more common if his plan works. The Texas high school point guard was the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2014 class, according to 247 Sports ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 4,578 reads 22 comments