1. Best Potential Fits for Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    The right NBA fit could jump-start a rookie career, and the 2017 NBA draft on June 22 features a lot of great prospects looking for such a fit. General managers must take into account more than just talent when evaluating their draft options...

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  2. The Scouting Report That Will Expose Every Top 2016-17 NBA Rookie

    All the top NBA rookies have holes, and it won't be long every team's scouting department identify them. Scouts have watched these youngsters develop for years and should already have a good idea of how to expose their weaknesses...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 44,441 reads 71 comments

  3. Early Top-50 Big Board for 2017 NBA Draft

    With just over a month to go before the regular season starts, it's time to break down the projected 2017 NBA draft field...

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  4. Most Overhyped 2017 NBA Draft Candidates Heading into the Season

    The hype machine is working at full force to pump up the projected 2017 NBA draft class. But some of the expectations it's creating are unjustified. We saw it happen last year with Skal Labissiere, who went No...

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  5. Scout: Cal Prospect Ivan Rabb 'Has the Chance to Be like a LaMarcus Aldridge'

    Sixteen Division I freshmen left school early last year to declare for the 2016 NBA draft. Ivan Rabb wasn't one of them despite having flashed traditional one-and-done talent...

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  6. No Front-Runner for Best Point Guard in Elite 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The NBA appears one season away from receiving a new injection of exciting point guard talent. That's right, we may potentially witness a point guard go No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the 2017 draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 33,638 reads 43 comments

  7. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition

    With all of the summer events complete and NBA training camp ready to commence for the 2016-17 season, it's a good time to unveil our first preseason 2017 mock draft board...

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  8. Bleacher Report Poll: 2017 NBA Draft Overflowing with No. 1 Pick Candidates

    The 2016-17 college basketball season will begin with not one, but a handful of strong first-pick candidates...

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  9. The 2017 NBA Draft's Biggest Sleeper at Each Position

    NBA scouts should already have a good sense of the premier prospects at each position. But it's inevitable: We're going to see under-the-radar players at basically every spot rise up the ranks during the year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 65,329 reads 41 comments

  10. Surprise Freshmen Who Will Emerge as Legitimate 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    It's seemingly easy to peg most of the freshmen who'll be declaring for the NBA draft after one college season. But there are always a few who come out of nowhere...

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  11. Volatile Stocks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Entering Make-or-Break Seasons

    This is a key year for a handful of talented juniors and seniors who've struggled to win over NBA scouts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 23,228 reads 11 comments

  12. Ranking the NBA's Biggest Rookie Projects in 2016-17

    Only a handful of prospects get drafted by NBA teams and jump right in as impact players. This year's best bets to immediately contribute include Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray and Jakob Poeltl...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 46,235 reads 71 comments

  13. 7 College Teams That Will Steer the 2017 NBA Draft

    While college coaches attempt to keep players focused on the next game, seven teams will have a tough time avoiding the NBA draft buzz expected to follow its stars...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 39,393 reads 45 comments

  14. Ranking the Top Returning 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in College Basketball

    A flashy incoming freshman class has dominated too-early NBA draft discussion, but there are plenty of returning prospects who'll be worthy of first-round consideration...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 32,274 reads 36 comments

  15. One-and-Done Candidates on the NBA Draft Radar in 2016-17

    College basketball freshmen look poised to dominate the 2017 NBA draft board. Next June's lottery will be loaded with one-and-done prospects. It wouldn't be shocking to see nine of them go in the top 10...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 2,692 reads 0 comments

  16. Can Jaron Blossomgame Pull a Buddy Hield and Win Over NBA Scouts as a Senior?

    It's not common for a college basketball senior to suddenly fly up NBA draft boards after three years of failing to win over scouts. Buddy Hield did it in 2016...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 7,273 reads 9 comments

  17. The Top Prospect at Every Position for the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The projected 2017 NBA draft class could put together a dangerous starting lineup. Next year's field is loaded with potential stars or starters at every position. The top point guard, small forward and power forward each has the chance to go No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 56,677 reads 88 comments

  18. Top Prospects and Takeaways from FIBA's Under-18, Under-20 Tournaments

    The 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and FIBA U20 European Championship each featured a number of NBA prospects on the radar for the 2017 and 2018 drafts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 19,409 reads 14 comments

  19. Realistic 2016-17 Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers' Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

    A breakout season abroad for Timothe Luwawu -Cabarrot earned the attention of the Philadelphia 76ers , the third team he'll play with in as many years. He'd gone from France's second division ( LNB Pro B) to averaging 14...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 12,951 reads 17 comments

  20. Realistic Expectations for Boston Celtics Rookie Jaylen Brown in 2016-17

    While it was clear who'd go top-two in 2016's NBA draft, the Boston Celtics ' selection of Jaylen Brown at No. 3 was unexpected...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 24,856 reads 37 comments

  21. Realistic Expectations for Phoenix Suns Rookie Dragan Bender in 2016-17

    The Phoenix Suns passed on a number of productive college players to grab Maccabi Tel Aviv's Dragan Bender at No. 4 in the NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 27,856 reads 56 comments

  22. Realistic Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Ben Simmons in 2016-17

    The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot riding on Ben Simmons, their prize for winning the 2016 NBA draft lottery. Uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid's durability and Jahlil Okafor's defense makes Simmons' development that much more crucial...

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  23. The Biggest Hurdle Each Top-10 NBA Draft Pick Faces During 2016-17 Rookie Season

    Every rookie enters the NBA with a specific set of challenges. For some, the hurdles are related to their skill sets. Others have to overcome questionable athleticism or physical tools...

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  24. Realistic Expectations for LA Clippers Rookie Brice Johnson in 2016-17

    It took four years for Brice Johnson to sell himself as a first-round NBA talent. After three frustratingly inconsistent seasons at North Carolina, his final year was anything but...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 3,174 reads 9 comments

  25. Realistic Expectations for Detroit Pistons Rookie Henry Ellenson in 2016-17

    Henry Ellenson had a lot going for him heading into the 2016 NBA draft. He's productive, consistent, blatantly skilled and still 19 years old. He also identifies as one of the league's most coveted types: a stretch big man...

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