1. NBA Counterparts for College Basketball's Top Point Guards

    Diehard fans try not to look at it this way, but it's hard to deny that college basketball is viewed by many—particularly those in the NBA—as an unofficial minor league for the pros...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 8,573 reads 21 comments

  2. Chad Ford NBA Mock Draft 2017: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 1st Mock

    The 2016 NBA draft was seen as a two-player class. It was Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram and then a whole lot of unknowns and dice rolls. The 2017 class is decidedly the opposite...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 3 months ago 5,823 reads 1 comments

  3. Surprise Freshmen Who Will Emerge as Legitimate 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    It's seemingly easy to peg most of the freshmen who'll be declaring for the NBA draft after one college season. But there are always a few who come out of nowhere...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 2,464 reads 0 comments

  4. Volatile Stocks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Entering Make-or-Break Seasons

    This is a key year for a handful of talented juniors and seniors who've struggled to win over NBA scouts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 23,205 reads 11 comments

  5. Biggest Steals of the 2016 NBA Draft

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  6. College Basketball's All-NBA-Ready Team in 2016-17

    There's a major jump in competition for basketball players going from high school to the college level, but the leap is even more significant from college to the pros...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 1,693 reads 0 comments

  7. Ranking the NBA's Biggest Rookie Projects in 2016-17

    Only a handful of prospects get drafted by NBA teams and jump right in as impact players. This year's best bets to immediately contribute include Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray and Jakob Poeltl...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 46,083 reads 71 comments

  8. 7 College Teams That Will Steer the 2017 NBA Draft

    While college coaches attempt to keep players focused on the next game, seven teams will have a tough time avoiding the NBA draft buzz expected to follow its stars...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 39,313 reads 45 comments

  9. Ranking the Top Returning 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in College Basketball

    A flashy incoming freshman class has dominated too-early NBA draft discussion, but there are plenty of returning prospects who'll be worthy of first-round consideration...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 32,172 reads 36 comments

  10. One-and-Done Candidates on the NBA Draft Radar in 2016-17

    College basketball freshmen look poised to dominate the 2017 NBA draft board. Next June's lottery will be loaded with one-and-done prospects. It wouldn't be shocking to see nine of them go in the top 10...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 2,553 reads 0 comments

  11. Can Jaron Blossomgame Pull a Buddy Hield and Win Over NBA Scouts as a Senior?

    It's not common for a college basketball senior to suddenly fly up NBA draft boards after three years of failing to win over scouts. Buddy Hield did it in 2016...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 7,235 reads 9 comments

  12. The Top Prospect at Every Position for the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The projected 2017 NBA draft class could put together a dangerous starting lineup. Next year's field is loaded with potential stars or starters at every position. The top point guard, small forward and power forward each has the chance to go No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 56,359 reads 88 comments

  13. Top Prospects and Takeaways from FIBA's Under-18, Under-20 Tournaments

    The 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and FIBA U20 European Championship each featured a number of NBA prospects on the radar for the 2017 and 2018 drafts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 19,397 reads 14 comments

  14. Remembering Every 2016 NBA Draft First-Round Pick as a Recruit

    Before they were shaking Adam Silver's hand and getting ready to sign multi-million dollar contracts, the latest crop of NBA first-round draft picks were once just promising young high school prospects...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 months ago 50,411 reads 25 comments

  15. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Ended Up on the Wrong Team

    There were some questionable matches between prospect and team during last Thursday's 2016 NBA draft. A handful of general managers who looked to take the best player available could see that strategy backfire due to potentially problematic fits...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 70,671 reads 94 comments

  16. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Early 1st-Round Predictions and Surprises for Top Prospects

    Although the 2016 NBA draft just ended, it's never too early to start focusing on a loaded 2017 class. Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram are expected to have major impacts with their new teams, but most agreed there was a drop-off from there...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 5 months ago 17,212 reads 3 comments

  17. NBA Summer League 2016: Previewing Biggest Games on Las Vegas Schedule

    With the dust still settling from an unpredictable draft, the NBA turns its attention toward Las Vegas for this year's summer league to see what some of 2016's top rookies can do on the court in a professional setting...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 3,145 reads 0 comments

  18. College Basketball Teams with Most Players in NBA Today

    Kentucky and Duke have been dominating college basketball — especially recruiting — for the past decade and boast the most alumni in the NBA as a result...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 5 months ago 64,583 reads 60 comments

  19. NBA Draft Grades 2016: Scores for Overall Results, Trades and Team Decisions

    In one sense, NBA draft grades can fall into the same classification as mock drafts as an unnecessary feature going into or out of an event...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 5 months ago 4,131 reads 0 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Rookie Season Predictions for Every 1st-Round Pick

    The transition from NBA prospect to player is already underway. There's still a ton of post-draft roster movement on the horizon, with free agency and/or trades ready to reshape the league's landscape...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 5 months ago 313,080 reads 401 comments

  21. NBA Draft Grades 2016: Full List of Scores for All Picks

    Outside of the first two picks—Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, as expected—the 2016 NBA draft was odd. There weren't any eye-popping trades, meaning the Boston Celtics and others kept quiet near the top of the order...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 5 months ago 130,420 reads 206 comments

  22. Undrafted NBA Free Agents 2016: Rumors and Predictions for Biggest Names

    Believe it or not, the NBA continues to trend toward the idea it's better for a prospect to go undrafted, a notion the 2016 NBA draft reinforced in a big way...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 5 months ago 97,280 reads 47 comments

  23. NBA Draft Results 2016: Easy-to-Read Grades, Picks for All 30 NBA Teams

    The 2016 NBA draft turned out to be memorable in many ways, especially with how it unfolded after Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram came off the board with the first two picks. This year's class was viewed with a lot of uncertainty...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 5,100 reads 0 comments

  24. What's Next for 2016 Offseason After NBA Draft?

    So, now what? This year's NBA draft set the stage for what figures to be a tumultuous offseason. Prospects were reached for, others passed on. Logjams were created or intensified...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 88,013 reads 137 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Draft Grades: Complete Results and Scores for Each Team

    It's clear we don't know exactly how each draft will turn out for a few years, but we do know some teams had a better night than others at the 2016 NBA draft. Some players we thought would be stars will turn into busts...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 5 months ago 4,424 reads 0 comments