1. Ranking the Top Plug-and-Play Prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    It's getting harder for NBA rookies to enter the league and make an impact. Outside of the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, who was drafted in 2014 and only played 31 games, no other rookie this year averaged more than 12...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 days ago 23,046 reads 0 comments

  2. Ranking the Best 3-and-D Specialists in 2017 NBA Draft

    The NBA 's three-and-D guards and wings have risen in value over the years. Shooters who can defend are highly coveted, even if they lack dynamic scoring and playmaking ability...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 days ago 29,920 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Mock Draft After the Declaration Deadline

    The deadline to declare for the 2017 NBA draft has passed, but the field isn't set in stone. Prospects who've put their names in still have until after the NBA combine in May to return to school...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 days ago 188,529 reads 0 comments

  4. Ranking the Best Athletes of the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    When it comes to the NBA draft, teams love to chase upside and potential. Often times, those categories are heavily driven by athletic ability...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 days ago 21,898 reads 0 comments

  5. 2017 NBA Draft: Best-Case Scenario for Each Top Prospect

    Team fit can play a significant role in a prospect's development once he's selected in the NBA draft. Some players need early minutes, while others require talent to play off or time to learn from the bench...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 days ago 146,245 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking the Best Handles in 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The 2017 NBA draft class will be loaded with point guards who dazzle off the dribble. The sharper the handle, the tougher a player is to contain in isolation and ball-screen situations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 days ago 20,926 reads 0 comments

  7. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Regular Season Edition

    The NBA season is complete, which means the draft lottery odds are set. However, the standings still show ties that will soon be broken by a coin flip (we broke these ties via random selection) ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 16 days ago 334,738 reads 0 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Perimeter Defenders in 2017 NBA Draft

    Strong perimeter defenders hold substantial value in today's NBA . Teams want guards who can contain dribble penetration and wings who cover multiple positions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 19 days ago 32,358 reads 0 comments

  9. Ranking the Best Rim Protectors Likely to Declare for 2017 NBA Draft

    Even in today's small-ball NBA , all teams need rim protection. They'll have the chance to add some with five specific prospects in the 2017 draft. Each of these bigs has established a presence inside...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 23 days ago 25,741 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking the Best Iso Scorers of 2017 NBA Draft

    Teams looking for scorers in the 2017 NBA draft will have a handful of promising names to consider. The following five prospects have established themselves as the toughest one-on-one players in June's projected class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 25 days ago 40,475 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Draft 2017: Updated Big Board After National Championship Game

    The completion of the NCAA tournament officially signals the start of 2017 NBA draft season. Overall, lottery teams should feel good about their options. Our top 14 consists of at least one exciting prospect from every position...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 26 days ago 226,895 reads 0 comments

  12. Do NBA Scouts Put More Stock in NCAA Tournament Games?

    NEW YORK — The NCAA tournament creates a high-stakes setting that magnifies performance, and NBA evaluators each watch it through their own custom scouting lens...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 30 days ago 26,164 reads 0 comments

  13. NBA Mock Draft: Justin Jackson Trending Up After March Madness Breakout

    The NCAA tournament has brought out the best in a number of prospects looking to improve their stock for the NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 295,170 reads 0 comments

  14. Most Ideal Landing Spots for 2017 NBA Draft's Top Prospects

    Team fit can play a significant role in prospects' development fresh after the NBA draft. Some players need immediate reps, while others require talent to play off of and time to learn from the bench...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 172,976 reads 0 comments

  15. Projecting NBA Outlooks of Top Prospects at 2017 McDonald's All-American Game

    Just like it does every April, this year's McDonald's All-American Game will host a handful of future NBA players and high draft picks. Two prospects playing in Chicago should wind up competing with Real Madrid star Luka Doncic for No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 81,168 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Draft: Updated Big Board After the First Week of March Madness

    With only 16 teams remaining in the NCAA tournament, it's time for an update to the 2017 NBA draft big board. Five of our top 10 prospects are still alive and looking to improve their stock before workouts, testing and interviews...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 103,423 reads 0 comments

  17. The Best 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Remaining in the March Madness Field

    NBA scouts have plenty of reasons to continue watching the final 16 teams in the NCAA tournament. Seven prospects left in the field could potentially land in this year's lottery, including two players who'll be competing for No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 79,564 reads 0 comments

  18. NBA Mock Draft Entering the NCAA Tournament

    With the NCAA tournament field set, a number of NBA prospects will be playing for position in the 2017 draft over the coming weeks. Last year, Syracuse's Malachi Richardson, Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis, Baylor's Taurean Prince and St...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 172,626 reads 0 comments

  19. NCAA Brackets 2017: 10 Do's and Don'ts for Making Your Picks

    It took years to earn the nickname Bracket Whisperer. By following these guidelines for the NCAA tournament, you too can work toward that honor and title during March Madness every year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 104,992 reads 0 comments

  20. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Conference Tournament Edition

    Conference tournament play is underway, which means each NBA team has scouts spread out across the country evaluating for the draft. Even the general managers have made their way to New York , Washington , D...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 254,642 reads 0 comments

  21. Grading Every Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospect in Each Key Category

    It's report-card time for the top NCAA players expected to declare for the 2017 NBA draft. Each prospect was graded on four categories: skill level, use of tools/athleticism, impact and intangibles/grasp...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 73,813 reads 0 comments

  22. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting All 30 First-Round Picks in Early March

    Scouting for the NBA draft intensifies in March. But the narrative has remained the same throughout the season: 2017's lottery picks will be strong...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 372,290 reads 1 comments

  23. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Full 1st-Round Predictions Post-Trade Deadline

    The NBA trade deadline is complete, and now the projected draft order suddenly looks different. The Sacramento Kings will now be picking for the New Orleans Pelicans after sending them DeMarcus Cousins ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 months ago 427,022 reads 0 comments

  24. 9 College Players Worth Working the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline For

    Draft picks can become key assets at the NBA trade deadline. The strength of the projected 2017 field should bring even more attention and value to this year's first-round selections...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 months ago 134,257 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Draft 2017: Stock Watch on Who's Rising and Falling

    January and February have been big months for a number of prospects looking to improve their NBA draft stock. Many have risen from off the radar into the first-round conversation...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 months ago 89,844 reads 0 comments