1. It's Time for NY Knicks to Cut Losses and Trade JR Smith

    It's as if the basketball gods were merely testing the New York Knicks this past offseason. They gave them the option to let J.R. Smith walk in free agency or to sign him long term...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 15,505 reads 80 comments

  2. Willie Cauley-Stein Blocking Out Doubters After Returning to Kentucky

    Willie Cauley-Stein is following the blueprint. It's a blueprint designed to benefit prospects like him—guys who return to school in need of a boost in draft stock...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 11,860 reads 15 comments

  3. Glenn Robinson III Finally Looking Like the Lottery Pick We Thought He'd Be

    In what was ultimately a heartbreaking 72-70 loss to Arizona, Glenn Robinson III reminded us why many had pegged him as a lottery prospect following the 2012-13 season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 7,727 reads 8 comments

  4. New York Knicks Have Nothing to Lose by Increasing Amar'e Stoudemire's Role

    He's not the same explosive force he used to be, but at this point, the New York Knicks will take a jump-shooting Amar'e Stoudemire , right? STAT looked as good as he's looked in a year Wednesday night in an 83-78 win over the Chicago Bulls ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 4,828 reads 22 comments

  5. Biggest NBA Rookie Surprises and Disappointments from 1st Quarter of Season

    Let's be honest—we knew coming in this wasn't a star-studded NBA draft class. However, a few rookies have unexpectedly stood out...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 7,486 reads 14 comments

  6. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Ranking College Basketball's Finest in Mid-December

    The projected 2014 NBA draft class is starting to take shape. And so far, it's looking pretty darn strong. Potential stars keep emerging from under hidden rocks...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 245,055 reads 388 comments

  7. Andrew Wiggins Showing Flashes of Brilliance, but Hardly the Complete Package

    In a loss to Florida that was a lot more lopsided than the 67-61 score would suggest, Andrew Wiggins finished with his best individual performance of the season Tuesday night...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 76,168 reads 81 comments

  8. Future NBA Stars Stuck in Bad Situations

    One of the most important aspects of the NBA developmental process is the team-player fit. A lot of guys get drafted into situations that don't allow them to thrive or reach their true potential...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 30,321 reads 51 comments

  9. Meet the NBA Draft Radar's Biggest New Risers

    It's not that we didn't see them coming—it's how fast they got here that's been so impressive. Some of these guys have come out of nowhere. Others are freshmen who were expected to take a little more time to heat up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 10,653 reads 12 comments

  10. DeMar DeRozan's Time to Shine for Toronto Raptors Officially Begins Now

    Here's the beauty of building through the draft: DeMar DeRozan has already gotten four solid seasons of experience, and now he's entering his prime at just 24 years old on less than $10 million a year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 3,287 reads 10 comments

  11. Breaking Down What to Expect from Washington Wizards Rookie Otto Porter

    It's been a while since we've heard from Otto Porter, who's been hampered by hamstring and hip injuries since the draft back in June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 20,538 reads 35 comments

  12. How Much Can a Deron Williams Return Help Stinky Brooklyn Nets?

    The Brooklyn Nets stink. It was almost uncomfortable watching the 3-13 New York Knicks just steamroll them in their brand new building. And this was a steamrolling. The Nets got waxed right off the floor by 23 points in the second half...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,184 reads 22 comments

  13. How Will We Know If Phoenix Suns' Rookie Alex Len Is a Bust?

    Nineteen games, 31 minutes, No. 5 pick overall. We won't know for sure whether Alex Len is a bust until his rookie contract expires. Let's not write the kid off before he's healthy enough to play...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 18,894 reads 23 comments

  14. How Good Can Chicago Bulls' Super-Prospect Nikola Mirotic Be in the NBA?

    It's easy to forget the Chicago Bulls have a good-looking player just seasoning over in Europe. Nikola Mirotic , the No. 23 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, has been absolutely tearing it up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 38,625 reads 102 comments

  15. Patience Paying Major Dividends for NBA Lottery Hopeful Adreian Payne

    Good things come to those who wait—and bypass the draft to improve their offensive game and stock. I think that's how the old saying goes. A former consensus ( ESPN , Rivals , Scout...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,110 reads 6 comments

  16. Projecting NBA Ceilings for Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo

    Well, that was quick. We're pretty much down to a two-man race for Rookie of the Year before 2014 even hit. Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo have both separated early from the pack...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,494 reads 23 comments

  17. Jabari Parker's Post Game Makes Him Most Complete 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    It was just another day at the office for Jabari Parker in Duke's 79-69 win over Michigan. Only Parker sat at a different desk for this one...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 23,933 reads 99 comments

  18. Could Move to Small Forward Jumpstart Cavs Rookie Anthony Bennett's NBA Success?

    It's not like it could get any worse. This whole power forward gig isn't really working out for Anthony Bennett . He needs some type of jumpstart —something that should allow him to take a newer, fresher approach...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,293 reads 45 comments

  19. Breaking Down How Andrew Wiggins Can Reverse Sluggish Start to Kansas Career

    Let's be honest here—whether you still believe Andrew Wiggins is the No. 1 pick or not, he hasn't met the ridiculous height of the bar that's been unfairly set. The hype wasn't his fault...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 9,782 reads 21 comments

  20. Paul Pierce Injury the Latest Sign That Brooklyn Nets Team Wasn't Meant to Be

    What a disaster. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, another bolt of destructive lightning has struck the Brooklyn Nets in the form of an injury to Paul Pierce , as announced by the team on Monday...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 5,450 reads 23 comments

  21. Marcus Smart Is Forcing His Way into Elite 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Conversation

    It's not that he was never in the conversation. But over the past few months, it's seemed as if Marcus Smart has been pushed towards its outer perimeter...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,565 reads 7 comments

  22. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

    Another week of college basketball, another week of standout performances. Some of these guys are really, really good. The top of the projected class continues to look strong, while some new names have begun to emerge into first-round conversations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 75,683 reads 187 comments

  23. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Slotting College Hoops' Finest After First Half Dozen Games

    It almost seems like there's a can't-miss prospect in every college game that's televised. Talent is emerging from all over the place...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 349,436 reads 387 comments

  24. How Long Can Washington Wizards Stay Afloat Without Bradley Beal?

    Not again. The diagnosis is a stress injury to his proximal right fibula—the same diagnosis Bradley Beal received after injuring his leg last season. Only last season's injury forced Beal to miss all of April and most of the summer...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 5,978 reads 14 comments

  25. Can Derrick Williams Finally Reach NBA Potential with Sacramento Kings?

    I'm not sure there are too many young players in bigger need of a scenery change. Derrick Williams , the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, just hasn't been effective through his first two years in the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,038 reads 40 comments