1. ESPN: 2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

    With the start of both the NBA and college hoops around the corner, it's time to take a first crack at a mock draft...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 3 months ago 15,274 reads 0 comments

  2. Report: NBA Could Vote on Draft Lottery Reform Soon

    The NBA has sent a memo on Friday stating that there could be a vote on draft lottery reform at this month's board of governors meeting, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 3 months ago 4,346 reads 0 comments

  3. Report: NBA to Bring Back 5-on-5 at Draft Combine

    After considering a proposal from its competition committee, the NBA will bring back 5-on-5 competition for next year's draft combine, league sources told ESPN.com...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 3 months ago 2,114 reads 1 comments

  4. 6 Prospects Who Need Breakout Seasons to Boost 2015 NBA Draft Stock

    The 2015 NBA draft class features a handful of prospects looking to help themselves. They may have flashed some talent and upside in the past, but they need breakout seasons in order to fuel their stock...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 3 months ago 24,562 reads 14 comments

  5. Ranking the Most Prolific Offensive Threats in the 2015 NBA Draft

    When evaluating prospects, NBA teams first look at how the player will fit into their offense. What kind of production can he generate? Is he skilled enough to set up teammates ...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 3 months ago 23,299 reads 23 comments

  6. Explaining Sudden Disappearance of the NBA's Most Recent Draft Busts

    It happens every year. A team spends months evaluating prospects, only to eventually pull the trigger on the wrong one. Unfortunately, there's no exact science for spotting a draft bust before it's too late...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 205,096 reads 188 comments

  7. Meet R.J. Hunter, the Top Mid-Major 2015 NBA Draft Prospect

    It's not always easy to judge how valuable a mid-major NBA draft prospect is, as it's tough to translate small-school success to the pro ranks. But sometimes you just know a flat-out baller when you see one...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 3 months ago 16,545 reads 8 comments

  8. Projecting the Ceiling of Every Top-10 2015 NBA Draft Prospect

    A prospect's ceiling is all about upside. And e very prospect has an NBA ceiling, which is essentially just a best-case projection. Only it doesn't mean they'll reach it...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 47,594 reads 63 comments

  9. Ranking the Best International 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    One of the most exciting aspects of the NBA draft is learning about the top international prospects sprouting up across Europe and beyond...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 3 months ago 10,882 reads 11 comments

  10. Meet Stanley Johnson, the Best Two-Way Prospect in the 2015 NBA Draft

    Two-way standouts are some of the most sought-after prospects in the NBA draft. Their talent, proficiency and intangibles on both ends of the court are immeasurably valuable...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 4 months ago 26,604 reads 35 comments

  11. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition

    As long as basketball never stops, neither will the mock drafts. Based on everything we saw last year and the offseason camps and tournaments, we've projected the 2015 first round with training camp approaching...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 106,661 reads 114 comments

  12. How Milwaukee Bucks Can Maximize Jabari Parker-Giannis Antetokounmpo Pairing

    While the Milwaukee Bucks toil in the basement of the Central Division during their rebuild, two beacons of light will give the franchise and its fans hope...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 4 months ago 13,612 reads 18 comments

  13. Scouting 2 NBA Draft Names You Need to Know at FIBA Basketball World Cup

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup was meant for each country's grown men and veterans. The United States can afford to throw out some of the younger kids on the floor, but not the rest of the world...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 27,531 reads 10 comments

  14. The Biggest 2015 NBA Draft Sleeper Prospect at Every Position

    They aren't the first ballers you think of when the 2015 NBA draft discussion comes up, but they'll be all over the radar by the end of the season...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 4 months ago 42,283 reads 15 comments

  15. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Meet Delon Wright, the Next Big 2015 Prospect

    Delon Wright was good last year—the kind of good that put him on NBA radars despite spending the previous two years in junior college. Wright earned scouts' attention...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 35,186 reads 14 comments

  16. Ranking the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospect at Every Position

    If we were to create a starting lineup consisting of the top 2015 NBA prospects, this is what it would look like. I picked the top dogs at each position—or the position that could suit them best once they eventually reach the NBA level...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 42,595 reads 52 comments

  17. 2014-15 NBA Rookies Under the Most Pressure to Succeed Right Away

    Every NBA rookie faces some degree of pressure to prove he belongs. For a select few prospects, however, the temperature is on a different level, as they're expected to succeed in the early going...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 4 months ago 41,174 reads 43 comments

  18. Why Kentucky's Karl Towns Could Be the Prize of the 2015 NBA Draft

    With an impressive bag of tricks and a superb feel for the game, Kentucky freshman Karl Towns Jr. is already mentioned among the top 2015 NBA draft prospects...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 4 months ago 17,097 reads 27 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 32,474 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 months ago 5,190 reads 3 comments

  21. 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 months ago 17,949 reads 18 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 22,842 reads 36 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 95,662 reads 79 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 11,170 reads 12 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 222,643 reads 252 comments