1. 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 1 month ago 38,467 reads 188 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 13,604 reads 41 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 18,868 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 87,253 reads 238 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 68,428 reads 135 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 3,569 reads 4 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 73,073 reads 107 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 2,590 reads 2 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 60,614 reads 158 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 255,998 reads 322 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 4,739 reads 23 comments

  12. Jordan Clarkson Shows He's a Steal for the Lakers in Summer League

    As the Los Angeles Lakers ’ leading scorer through all five of their Las Vegas Summer League games, Jordan Clarkson showed why he was a genuine steal in this year’s NBA draft...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 42,374 reads 118 comments

  13. Did Emmanuel Mudiay Help or Hurt His 2015 NBA Draft Stock by Going Overseas?

    Emmanuel Mudiay , an elite recruit who previously passed on Kentucky for Larry Brown and SMU, has decided to change his plans and take a different path to the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 37,338 reads 54 comments

  14. Duke Basketball: Ranking the Blue Devils' NBA Draft Picks Since 2000

    Prospective college basketball players want to know one major question when choosing a program: Can this school help get me to the NBA? Duke has had more success than most in that area, especially in the last 15 years...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 3 months ago 35,811 reads 86 comments

  15. Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the Wildcats' NBA Draft Picks Since 2000

    The University of Kentucky continued to stretch its lead in a recruit-friendly category over the rest of college basketball by sending two more players to the NBA during the 2014 draft...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 3 months ago 12,436 reads 38 comments

  16. Everything You Need to Know About Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson

    Los Angeles Lakers fans thought a good draft night was over after Julius Randle was nabbed at No. 7 but they were wrong. Management went ahead and purchased the draft rights to the Washington Wizards ’ No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 40,154 reads 55 comments

  17. 6 2014 NBA Draft Picks Likeliest to Get Major Minutes Right Away

    A slew of 2014 NBA draft picks will make some sort of impact this upcoming season, but only a select few will see major playing time...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 3 months ago 33,566 reads 62 comments

  18. Michigan Basketball: Ranking the Wolverines with the Most NBA Potential

    Just more than a week ago, Michigan sent three players to the pros via the 2014 NBA draft : Nik Stauskas (No. 8, Sacramento), Mitch McGary (No. 21, Oklahoma City) and Glenn Robinson III (No...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 3 months ago 6,134 reads 9 comments

  19. Predicting Which 2014 NBA Draft Picks Will Shine in Summer League

    The NBA Summer League tips off in a matter of days, so it's time to pinpoint which rookies will flourish during the exhibitions. These midsummer tune-ups usually lack the team chemistry and fluidity we're used to seeing in the regular season...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 3 months ago 63,356 reads 152 comments

  20. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: An Early Look Ahead to Class of 2015

    The projected 2015 NBA draft class doesn't quite offer the star power of 2014's, but there are some really strong incoming freshmen, along with a few returning upperclassmen to give this group some depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 68,122 reads 115 comments

  21. Inside the Green Room and NBA Draft Week with Lottery Pick Zach LaVine

    There was arguably no more intriguing prospect outside of the top NBA draft picks than hyper-athletic combo guard Zach LaVine...

    Jared Zwerling Written by Jared Zwerling about 3 months ago 27,764 reads 39 comments

  22. NBA Draft 2014: Full Grades and Results for Both Rounds

    The 2014 NBA draft may be over, but the impact of the selections made at the event will be felt throughout the league for many years to come...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 3 months ago 14,426 reads 1 comments

  23. 2014 NBA Draft: Full Results and Grades for Each Franchise

    Months of build-up, exhaustive research and numerous rumors surrounding decision-making led to a night of fun for 25 franchises during the 2014 NBA draft...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 3 months ago 6,589 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Draft 2014 Grades: Final List of Marks for Each Franchise

    It takes an elite set of minds with a cohesive long-term plan to build a contender through the NBA draft. Oh, and a huge amount of luck...

    Chris  Roling Written by Chris Roling about 3 months ago 2,947 reads 1 comments

  25. Biggest "Project" Rookies of 2014 NBA Draft

    The 2014 NBA draft class is seemingly overflowing with talented ballers who could make a huge impact in the league. While that might be true, it will take some prospects longer to evolve than others...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 3 months ago 44,196 reads 103 comments