1. 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 5 months ago 41,180 reads 43 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 17,298 reads 27 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 32,598 reads 20 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 5,204 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 17,969 reads 18 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 22,902 reads 36 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 95,843 reads 79 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 11,854 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 222,665 reads 252 comments

  10. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Dog Days Edition

    It's never too early for a mock draft, and with events like the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy and Adidas Nations all wrapped up, we actually have a better sense of who might be poised for breakout seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 267,061 reads 149 comments

  11. The Top Returning 2015 NBA Draft Prospects to Watch Next Season

    Most of the premier talent from college basketball last season declared for the NBA draft. Some didn't. These are the top returning NBA prospects to watch in 2014-15—guys ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 42,763 reads 52 comments

  12. Why Jahlil Okafor Is Early Favorite for No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    It clicked early for Jahlil Okafor. You can just tell that he gets it. He understands his overwhelming strengths and recognizes how to exploit them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 45,829 reads 84 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 38,743 reads 188 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 14,045 reads 41 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 19,104 reads 29 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 90,398 reads 238 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 70,260 reads 135 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 3,719 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 73,224 reads 107 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 2,594 reads 2 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 60,955 reads 158 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 256,490 reads 321 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 4,794 reads 23 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 42,752 reads 118 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 37,537 reads 54 comments