1. Predicting 6 NBA Players Who Will Make the Leap Next Season

    Every successful NBA player makes the leap at some point in their career. The leap differs in size and comes at different times for everybody. For some, it happens quick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 80,500 reads 265 comments

  2. Ranking the Top NBA Prospects Under 21 Before 2014-15 Season

    The NBA 's future appears to be in good hands, between some young returning sophomores and incoming rookies. It's hard to believe that the players listed here are only 18, 19 and 20 years old...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 80,758 reads 246 comments

  3. Cavs or Wolves: How Andrew Wiggins' Development, Role Changes with Either

    Talk about a warm NBA welcoming. Andrew Wiggins couldn't even get through his first summer league without being smack in the middle of blockbuster-trade discussions ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 64,451 reads 200 comments

  4. 5 NBA Rookies Who Will Develop the Fastest

    We're not talking about the best prospects or the guys with the most potential. These are the prospects who are going to come into the league and start immediately growing and maturing as players...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 189,597 reads 282 comments

  5. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: How Zach LaVine Can Live Up to Enormous Potential

    Throughout his freshman year at UCLA, you saw the highlight dunks, the step-back jumpers, the explosive drives...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 54,049 reads 119 comments

  6. Why Houston Rockets Rookie Nick Johnson Will Have a Long Career in the NBA

    The Houston Rockets only had one first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but after snagging Nick Johnson at No. 42, they might as well have had two. A low ceiling likely limited Johnson to just second-round consideration for most teams...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 24,866 reads 35 comments

  7. NBA Sophomores in Desperate Need of Bounce-Back Seasons

    A rough rookie season isn't the worst thing in the world. But after two years of no improvement and minimal contribution, teams start to lose faith...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 49,138 reads 87 comments

  8. Breaking Down What Makes T.J. Warren a Unique 2014-15 NBA Rookie

    He just doesn't stop scoring. T.J. Warren rolls out of bed with double digits, regardless of where he's sleeping. As a freshman at North Carolina State, Warren averaged 12.1 points on 62...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 32,182 reads 54 comments

  9. Was Jabari Parker Exposed During 2014 NBA Summer League?

    There was one major knock on Jabari Parker coming out of Duke, and it had nothing to do with his skill level...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 90,418 reads 268 comments

  10. Bleacher Report's Official 2014 NBA Summer League All-Star Team

    The Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues this year were loaded with talent, from the incoming rookies and returning sophomores to the third-year-players who had something to prove...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 187,696 reads 323 comments

  11. Why Giannis Antetokounmpo Is NBA's Most Intriguing Prospect Under 20

    You almost can't help but stare sometimes. I've been caught on occasion gawking and giggling like a little schoolboy...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 132,016 reads 263 comments

  12. 2014 NBA Summer League Stars Who Are for Real

    Every year we see guys put up monster numbers in summer league, but not all of them pan out once the NBA 's regular season hits and the competition picks up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 250,660 reads 602 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 37,130 reads 52 comments

  14. Early Report Card Grades for Nerlens Noel During 2014 NBA Summer League

    We've seen a lot of sharp performances so far in summer league, but none has been more encouraging than what we've seen from Nerlens Noel , who, prior to July, hadn't played in a competitive game since February 2013...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 24,069 reads 35 comments

  15. Updated Scouting Report for Los Angeles Lakers 2nd-Round Pick Jordan Clarkson

    School: Missouri Height/Weight : 6'5", 193 lbs Age: 22 years old Projected NBA Position: Combo Guard Pro Comparison: Tyreke Evans/Jerryd Bayless Twitter ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 17,680 reads 27 comments

  16. Kevin Love Trade Must Not Cost Cleveland Cavaliers Andrew Wiggins

    You can't trade Andrew Wiggins . Not even for Kevin Love. Not after the upside Wiggins has flashed and the progress he's made...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 170,123 reads 664 comments

  17. NBA Rookies Who Will Make Immediate Impact

    This 2014 rookie class consists of plenty of NBA -ready prospects, but only a few are actually ready to make an immediate impact...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 110,550 reads 232 comments

  18. How James Ennis Went from Summer League Prospect to Key Miami Heat Piece

    Keep your eyes on James Ennis. He's in the process of hitting his stride—something some guys hit early, some hit late and some never hit at all. The stride is all about gradual progression...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 32,232 reads 40 comments

  19. How 'Kid from Akron' LeBron James Came to Rule the NBA

    And just like that, LeBron James is heading home to the Cleveland Cavaliers , which he announced through Sports Illustrated by penning a well-crafted essay (as told by Lee Jenkins) on his thoughts and reasoning to the decision...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 58,127 reads 140 comments

  20. NBA Summer League 2014: Team-by-Team Guide to Vegas Squads

    Between the incoming rookies, returning sophomores and some veterans, we could be looking at one of the most competitive Las Vegas Summer Leagues in recent memory...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 81,729 reads 112 comments

  21. Will Keeping Gordon Hayward Help or Hurt Growth of Utah Jazz Rookie Dante Exum?

    Gordon Hayward is a wanted man. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer , the Charlotte Hornets just signed the restricted free agent to a four-year, $63 million offer sheet...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 5,852 reads 23 comments

  22. Can Pistons' Summer League Stud Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Be Legit This Year?

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is on fire. And it's more than just hot shooting. He actually looks like a seasoned NBA 2-guard playing amongst rookies and castoffs...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 8,371 reads 58 comments

  23. Biggest Challenges and Hurdles for New Brooklyn Nets Coach Lionel Hollins

    Good for Lionel Hollins . This guy deserved the next big available NBA coaching position following the admirable job he did with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2009 to 2013...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 2,483 reads 2 comments

  24. Realistic Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel This Season

    It's hard to believe how long it's been since Nerlens Noel last played. Eighteen months ago—February 2013 was when he tore his ACL against Florida while attempting a chase-down block off a 70-foot sprint...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 11,092 reads 29 comments

  25. Realistic Expectations for Jabari Parker's Rookie Season with Milwaukee Bucks

    We've been attaching that NBA -ready label to Jabari Parker since he put up 27 points on Kansas back in November. From day one of the season to March, he pretty much looked like a pro among kids during his one-and-done freshman year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 39,459 reads 127 comments