1. Way-Too-Soon 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Can Anyone Compete with Michael Porter Jr.?

    It's about time to look forward now that we're over a month removed from the 2017 NBA draft. 2018's projected class has a number of interesting names...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 192,360 reads 0 comments

  2. NBA Scouts Dish on Boston Celtics Rookie Jayson Tatum

    A key storyline to emerge from the Boston Celtics ' trade of the NBA draft's No. 1 pick: President of basketball operations Danny Ainge's obvious confidence in Jayson Tatum , because it wasn't shared by every scout around the league...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 76,094 reads 0 comments

  3. Biggest Hurdle Every Top NBA Rookie Will Face in 2017-18 Season

    The NBA game isn't college basketball, and many of the top rookies will soon find that out. Each one has a signature weakness that will act as a hurdle during his transition to the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 88,546 reads 0 comments

  4. Summertime Sadness: Biggest Disappointments from NBA Summer League

    For the most part, the 2016 and 2017 NBA draft classes performed up to par or exceeded expectations in summer league. But there were a handful of young prospects who struggled, including two Top 10 picks from this past June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 216,263 reads 0 comments

  5. 2017 NBA Summer-League Rookie Ladder: Lonzo Ball Is the Alpha Dog

    The NBA rookie ladder puts long-term potential aside to determine the best players right now. These rankings are ultimately standings that reflect the Rookie of the Year race. Markelle Fultz would still go No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 208,071 reads 0 comments

  6. From Summer League to Future All-Star? NBA Scouts Dish on Dennis Smith Jr.

    A polarizing talent entering the draft, Dennis Smith Jr. has the NBA community buzzing during summer league. And it's raising questions as to how he fell to the Dallas Mavericks at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 172,762 reads 0 comments

  7. Surprise! Summer League Revealing 3 Low-Key Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Ben Simmons, Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson and De'Aaron Fox have been pegged as favorites to win NBA Rookie of the Year. But it won't just be a five-man race. A number of other candidates have emerged during Summer League...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 56,212 reads 0 comments

  8. Undrafted NBA Prospects Making Their Case in Summer League

    NBA Summer League is an opportunity for undrafted prospects to show teams what they missed. Five have made intriguing cases for themselves with strong play in Orlando, Utah and/or Las Vegas...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 77,923 reads 0 comments

  9. Las Vegas Summer League 2017: Ranking the Top 50 Prospects

    Las Vegas summer league has become a major event for NBA teams and prospects. Front offices are evaluating and looking for training camp invitees...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 244,154 reads 0 comments

  10. Bleacher Report's Expert NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    With the 2017 NBA draft complete and prospects starting and prepping for summer league, it's time for rookie award predictions. Team fit always plays a big role when making projections...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 268,343 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Metrics 101: Predicting Advanced Stats Stars of 2017 Rookie Class

    The NBA has increasingly used analytics to accurately assess performance and efficiency. Team fit plays a major role when predicting advanced stats like player efficiency rating, points per play and win shares...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 68,810 reads 0 comments

  12. Everything Phoenix Suns Need to Know About Josh Jackson

    The Phoenix Suns were able to fill a hole with Josh Jackson at No. 4 in the NBA draft. He'll slide right into the lineup on the wing with Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker set ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 1,690 reads 0 comments

  13. Everything Charlotte Hornets Need to Know About Malik Monk

    Malik Monk slipped right into the lap of the awaiting Charlotte Hornets during the 2017 NBA draft. Kentucky's leading scorer was perceived as a top-10 pick for much of the year, but a few out-of-the-box selections led to Monk falling to No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 2,775 reads 0 comments

  14. Everything Boston Celtics Fans Need to Know About Jayson Tatum

    The Boston Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft and moved down two spots for Jayson Tatum ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 31,967 reads 0 comments

  15. Why Markelle Fultz Is a Perfect Fit for Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers gave up two first-round picks to move up and take Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first in the 2017 NBA draft. That alone should make Sixers fans feel emboldened and worried at the same time...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 8,254 reads 0 comments

  16. Top Undrafted Players from 2017 NBA Draft

    NBA players slip through the draft's cracks every year. Last season, Yogi Ferrell, Ron Baker, David Nwaba, Marshall Plumlee, Wayne Selden Jr. and Fred VanVleet saw NBA minutes after not being picked...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 267,428 reads 0 comments

  17. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final 2-Round Predictions

    If the 2017 NBA draft is anything like the days leading up to it, we could be looking at an epic night in Brooklyn. Trades may wind up turning the board upside down...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 457,390 reads 0 comments

  18. B/R's Final 2017 NBA Draft Big Board

    Teams are finalizing their boards for the 2017 NBA draft with workouts nearly complete. Most will rank the prospects and separate them into tiers...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 373,120 reads 0 comments

  19. Celtics Building a Superteam? Sources Say Jimmy Butler Is Next Logical Move

    The Boston Celtics likely aren't done dealing after trading the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. If common sense prevails, moving down in the draft order wasn't about Markelle Fultz, whom the Philadelphia 76ers are now expected to take first...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 73,323 reads 0 comments

  20. Ranking 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in Each Major Skill

    Many NBA teams can fill needs in the 2017 draft Thursday. This year's class has scorers, shooters, passers, ball-handlers, defenders and rebounders galore...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 54,876 reads 0 comments

  21. Complete the Process: Sixers Must Do What It Takes to Draft Markelle Fultz

    If the Philadelphia 76ers have been missing anything from their ongoing rebuild during the "Trust The Process" era (aside from health and overall good fortune), it's a long-term point guard...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 94,971 reads 0 comments

  22. 2017 NBA Draft: Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball Fighting to Become No. 2 Pick

    The intrigue of the 2017 NBA draft could start at the No. 2 pick with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Boston Celtics have made things even more interesting with the attention they're giving Josh Jackson at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 104,861 reads 0 comments

  23. Updated Big Man Big Board Heading into 2017 NBA Draft

    Guards and wings have dominated the 2017 NBA draft discussion, but there are a lot more bigs to sift through. There even appears to be a surplus of power forwards and centers floating around the NBA...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 68,591 reads 0 comments

  24. Latest NBA Mock Draft: Post-NBA Finals Edition

    The end of the NBA playoffs signifies the final stretch of preparation for the draft on June 22. The early-entry deadline for international players has also passed, meaning the the 2017 field is officially set...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 470,308 reads 0 comments

  25. Lonzo Ball vs. D'Angelo Russell: Who Ya Got?

    Lonzo Ball and D'Angelo Russell could wind up teammates after the 2017 NBA draft. But who should the Los Angeles Lakers (or any other hypothetical team) choose if forced to build ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 36,143 reads 0 comments