1. Early On-Court Impressions of Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    Assessments can change from now until June 22, but first impressions of NBA prospects help create a foundation from which to scout...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 64,317 reads 49 comments

  2. NBA Draft 2017 Prospects: Star Comparisons for Top 10 Players

    We use NBA comparisons to paint a picture of how a particular prospect will look once he moves from college to the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 97,598 reads 92 comments

  3. Jonathan Wasserman's 2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 50 Early-Season Players

    The 2017 NBA draft discussion is officially up and running. And a number of the big names have already started to shake the radar...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 32,488 reads 24 comments

  4. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Very Early Look at All 30 Projected 1st-Round Picks

    College basketball is underway at last. That means t he 2017 NBA draft discussion can officially begin...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 127,667 reads 65 comments

  5. John Wall Comparisons Loom Large for Kentucky PG Prospect De'Aaron Fox

    It's been a few years since Kentucky produced its last big-name NBA point guard. Everything about De'Aaron Fox's flair and look suggests he's the next one up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 13,386 reads 6 comments

  6. NBA Draft 2017: Early Look at New Crop of Top-10 Prospects

    College basketball and the 2017 NBA draft are both set to benefit from an injection of exciting freshman talent. Thus, missing the playoffs this year won't be so terrible for franchises that have kept the rights to their first-round picks...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 43,530 reads 39 comments

  7. Dennis Smith Jr. Can Be Best Point Guard in NBA Draft Despite Injury Past

    Eager to finally watch North Carolina State freshman Dennis Smith Jr. after he tore his ACL in the summer of 2015, NBA scouts already appear willing to look past the injury. "Best point guard in the draft," one scout told Bleacher Report...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 12,228 reads 10 comments

  8. 2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Who to Watch as NBA Season Begins

    With the 2016-17 NBA season underway and college basketball just around the corner on Nov. 11, it's time to unveil our final preseason draft-prospect big board. Exciting new freshmen are the driving force behind 2017's strong projected field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 56,322 reads 41 comments

  9. How High Can Kentucky's Malik Monk Fly Up 2017 NBA Draft Boards?

    Athleticism and offense propelled Malik Monk up recruiting ranks straight toward the spotlight at Kentucky...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 16,056 reads 16 comments

  10. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final Look Before Season Begins

    Bleacher Report's most recent NBA mock draft , which was established before training camp began, has received some final touching up before the 2016-17 season officially tips off...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 174,441 reads 137 comments

  11. Scouting Potential Top-5 NBA Draft Pick Jonathan Isaac

    Everything about Florida State freshman Jonathan Isaac screams "NBA potential." Prepare for flashes of exciting athleticism, step-back jumpers and swoops to the rack that mirror star wings and forwards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 8,741 reads 6 comments

  12. Best Potential Fits for Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    The right NBA fit could jump-start a rookie career, and the 2017 NBA draft on June 22 features a lot of great prospects looking for such a fit. General managers must take into account more than just talent when evaluating their draft options...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 7,067 reads 0 comments

  13. The Scouting Report That Will Expose Every Top 2016-17 NBA Rookie

    All the top NBA rookies have holes, and it won't be long every team's scouting department identify them. Scouts have watched these youngsters develop for years and should already have a good idea of how to expose their weaknesses...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 44,747 reads 71 comments

  14. Early Top-50 Big Board for 2017 NBA Draft

    With just over a month to go before the regular season starts, it's time to break down the projected 2017 NBA draft field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 32,075 reads 22 comments

  15. Most Overhyped 2017 NBA Draft Candidates Heading into the Season

    The hype machine is working at full force to pump up the projected 2017 NBA draft class. But some of the expectations it's creating are unjustified. We saw it happen last year with Skal Labissiere, who went No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 2,680 reads 0 comments

  16. Scout: Cal Prospect Ivan Rabb 'Has the Chance to Be like a LaMarcus Aldridge'

    Sixteen Division I freshmen left school early last year to declare for the 2016 NBA draft. Ivan Rabb wasn't one of them despite having flashed traditional one-and-done talent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 24,771 reads 16 comments

  17. NBA Counterparts for College Basketball's Top Centers

    They don't make basketball big men like they used to. At least that's how it seems when you consider many NBA teams have gone away from playing a traditional center most of the time...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 15,473 reads 33 comments

  18. No Front-Runner for Best Point Guard in Elite 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The NBA appears one season away from receiving a new injection of exciting point guard talent. That's right, we may potentially witness a point guard go No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the 2017 draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 33,996 reads 43 comments

  19. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition

    With all of the summer events complete and NBA training camp ready to commence for the 2016-17 season, it's a good time to unveil our first preseason 2017 mock draft board...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 76,945 reads 90 comments

  20. NBA Counterparts for College Basketball's Top Small Forwards

    Out on the wing is where you often find the most athletic players in basketball, both in college and in the pros...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 9 months ago 21,016 reads 42 comments

  21. Bleacher Report Poll: 2017 NBA Draft Overflowing with No. 1 Pick Candidates

    The 2016-17 college basketball season will begin with not one, but a handful of strong first-pick candidates...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 60,792 reads 70 comments

  22. NBA Counterparts for College Basketball's Top Shooting Guards

    As much as the NCAA and its coaches might try to convince you otherwise, college basketball is essentially a free minor league for the NBA...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 9 months ago 25,782 reads 35 comments

  23. The 2017 NBA Draft's Biggest Sleeper at Each Position

    NBA scouts should already have a good sense of the premier prospects at each position. But it's inevitable: We're going to see under-the-radar players at basically every spot rise up the ranks during the year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 66,386 reads 41 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 8,701 reads 21 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 8,724 reads 1 comments