1. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down NBA Future of Purdue's A.J. Hammons

    A.J. Hammons is a great example of how difficult it is to evaluate players and project where they will go in the NBA draft. He checks almost all of the boxes when it comes to size and skill, but his effort level and focus are big question marks...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 7,678 reads 9 comments

  2. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Future of Denzel Valentine

    It took three seasons and two games for Denzel Valentine to generate any real NBA draft buzz. Despite playing a key role in Michigan State's 2015 Final Four run, it was ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 23,021 reads 39 comments

  3. NBA Lottery 2016: Which Teams Should Take Brandon Ingram No. 1 over Ben Simmons?

    On Thursday, June 23, sometime after 7 p.m. ET, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will step to the podium at Barclays Center and say: "With the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 32,288 reads 78 comments

  4. Future Power Rankings for the 2016 NBA Lottery Teams

    Finishing outside the NBA 's playoff picture means you had a bad season. It doesn't, however, mean your future isn't bright, as some lottery squads are brimming over with young talent still learning on the job...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 125,355 reads 366 comments

  5. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Kentucky's Tyler Ulis

    Tyler Ulis was a star in college basketball. Viewed as a driving force behind Kentucky's success the past two years, the 5'9" ball-handler plays much bigger than his height...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 15,207 reads 29 comments

  6. NBA Mock Draft 2016: ESPN's Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton's Latest Top-10 Scenario

    The Brooklyn Nets aren't recovering from their acquisition of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett anytime soon...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 months ago 39,940 reads 30 comments

  7. CBB Programs with the Best NBA Draft History of the Last Decade

    With three No. 1 overall picks and a total of 13 lottery selections in the past decade, Kentucky's men's basketball team has had the most success on NBA draft night by a country mile...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 4 months ago 49,144 reads 119 comments

  8. NBA Draft 2016: Updated Prospect Big Board Heading into Scouting Combine

    With the NBA playoffs in full swing, the majority of NBA fans are likely enjoying the action but looking forward to the NBA draft in the hopes that their favorite teams will still be playing in May next season...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 4 months ago 2,588 reads 0 comments

  9. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Landing Spots of Top Prospects

    We're just days away from the start of the NBA Draft Combine, which tips off Wednesday in Chicago. The NBA invited more than 70 players to work out at the combine, including a number of college players who have yet to sign with agents...

    Ryan McCrystal Written by Ryan McCrystal about 4 months ago 75,342 reads 130 comments

  10. Can DeAndre' Bembry Prove He's the Next Jimmy Butler at 2016 NBA Combine?

    The story is the stuff of Midwestern legend by now: Jimmy Butler—hardly an exciting college or pro prospect coming out of Marquette—goes No. 30 overall in the 2011 NBA draft, a shock to most, including Butler himself...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 13,044 reads 18 comments

  11. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Most Athletic 1st-Round Prospects

    With the Golden State Warriors missing Stephen Curry and the Miami Heat down Chris Bosh and on and on, the NBA playoffs continue to provide a stark lesson as to the importance of the draft...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 months ago 2,493 reads 1 comments

  12. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Turkey's Furkan Korkmaz

    Limited playing time and overseas production won't keep NBA teams from showing interest in Furkan Korkmaz...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 3,578 reads 0 comments

  13. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Elite Frontcourt Prospects

    Most NBA fans are focused on what's going on in the postseason right now. But with a diminishing field of remaining teams, more and more people are looking at which players their favorite squads should be targeting in the annual draft...

    Jared  Johnson Written by Jared Johnson about 4 months ago 33,599 reads 88 comments

  14. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down NBA Future of Michigan's Caris LeVert

    Caris LeVert 's draft stock could fluctuate more than any other player at the NBA Draft Combine, and he's not likely to even touch a basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 1,456 reads 0 comments

  15. Julian Jacobs Declares for 2016 NBA Draft: Latest Comments and Reaction

    USC point guard Julian Jacobs officially announced his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday. Jacobs told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he will hire an agent and forgo the rest of his college eligibility...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 4,489 reads 7 comments

  16. NBA Draft 2016: 1st-Round Mock Draft, Landing Spots for Coveted Prospects

    While the draft is one of the few sources of optimism for fans of losing teams, even the most talented college or international prospect can't single-handedly turn a franchise around immediately...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 5,726 reads 0 comments

  17. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Frenchman Timothe Luwawu

    Timothe Luwawu declared for the 2015 NBA draft before withdrawing and returning to Europe. However, he didn't go back to LNB Pro B, France's second division...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 1,984 reads 2 comments

  18. 2016 NBA Draft Combine Invite List Released: Participants, Comments and Reaction

    More than 70 players were invited to the 2016 NBA Draft Combine this past weekend, an event that begins next Wednesday and runs through May 15 in Chicago...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 4 months ago 21,930 reads 13 comments

  19. NBA Mock Draft 2016: 1st-Round Projections and Top Sleeper Prospects

    With the 2016 NFL draft behind us, all eyes can turn to the NBA 's edition. While much will be decided in the lottery and many projections will change based on workouts and the NBA ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 8,585 reads 1 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Draft: Breaking Down NBA Future of Oregon State's Gary Payton II

    Gary Payton II has an NBA body and put up some of the most impressive all-around numbers in college basketball last season. After leading Oregon State in points, rebounds, assists and steals, the 23-year-old (6'3", 190 pounds; 6'6...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 18,568 reads 14 comments

  21. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of LSU's Ben Simmons

    No college basketball player entered the 2015-16 season with more hype than LSU's Ben Simmons. Under the microscope from day one, Simmons still put up unprecedented numbers to back ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 25,999 reads 95 comments

  22. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Washington's Marquese Chriss

    Washington's Marquese Chriss didn't start the year viewed as a one-and-done, possible lottery pick. That's how he finished it after putting together a season full of exciting flashes and surprising consistency...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 9,688 reads 9 comments

  23. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down NBA Future of Kentucky's Skal Labissiere

    Skal Labissiere arrived at Kentucky seemingly destined for one of the top two picks in the 2016 NBA draft. He's 6'11" with long arms (7'2" wingspan) and a silky-smooth jumper...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 39,541 reads 70 comments

  24. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: 1st-Round Projections and Predictions for Top Prospects

    Need a break from the 2016 NBA playoffs? Let's talk about the NBA draft. After all, June 23 is creeping closer and closer...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 11,429 reads 4 comments

  25. NBA Draft 2016: Underrated Prospects Who Will Rise During Predraft Process

    Invites for the NBA Draft Combine have been pouring in. As expected, it's a long list, per ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman: There are still some notable players on the list who have ...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 4 months ago 2,573 reads 0 comments