1. 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 11 months ago 3,213 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 7,400 reads 9 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 57,477 reads 88 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 19,444 reads 14 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 13,028 reads 17 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 24,983 reads 37 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 27,887 reads 56 comments

  8. 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...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 80,832 reads 200 comments

  9. 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...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 1,705 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 3,241 reads 9 comments

  11. 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...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 7,355 reads 15 comments

  12. Realistic Expectations for OKC Thunder Rookie Domantas Sabonis in 2016-17

    A breakout year at Gonzaga launched Domantas Sabonis into the 2016 NBA lottery. He didn't land with a lottery team, though...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 15,066 reads 22 comments

  13. 8 Players to Watch at 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    The 24 teams of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League include 2016 first-round picks, potential breakout sophomores and plenty of NBA hopefuls...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 44,724 reads 51 comments

  14. NBA Rookies with a Lot to Prove at 2016 Las Vegas Summer League

    Las Vegas Summer League is the first chance for lottery picks to validate their worth and for late-round prospects to silence their critics...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 35,377 reads 109 comments

  15. Predicting 2016 NBA Summer League Breakout Players

    There are always a few surprises at NBA Summer League , particularly among rookies who end up looking like steals after July. Last year, it was Norman Powell, a second-round pick due to limited size and shot-creating ability...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 77,149 reads 108 comments

  16. Undrafted NBA Rookies Who Can Still Make an Impact Next Season

    Every year a handful of prospects slip through the cracks during the NBA draft.  Last June, nobody selected T.J. McConnell, who'd go on to make the most of summer league, training camp and a Philadelphia 76ers squad that lacked talent and depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 34,412 reads 26 comments

  17. PG Kris Dunn on Draft-Day Uncertainty and Joining the NBA's Hottest Young Team

    Before leaving Brooklyn, New York , on NBA draft night as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves , Kris Dunn heard numerous rumors about where he'd wind up. Some thought the Boston Celtics would grab him with the third pick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 27,775 reads 42 comments

  18. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Ended Up on the Wrong Team

    There were some questionable matches between prospect and team during last Thursday's 2016 NBA draft. A handful of general managers who looked to take the best player available could see that strategy backfire due to potentially problematic fits...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 70,713 reads 94 comments

  19. 2017 NBA Draft: Way-Too-Early Big Board

    Now that a somewhat iffy 2016 NBA draft is complete, there's no time to waste on the (just-completed) past. This projected 2017 class could be legendary...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 141,964 reads 162 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

    Unsurprisingly, the 2016 NBA draft conversation changes by the hour. We're constantly hearing new rumors and buzz on risers, fallers and promises. As one scout put it, "Mock drafts are about to go up in flames...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 411,947 reads 304 comments

  21. NBA Draft Expert's Ultimate Tale of the Tape: Ben Simmons vs. Brandon Ingram

    LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram have sat atop NBA draft boards for months. They've separated themselves with flashes of potential and production to match exciting upside...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 30,572 reads 48 comments

  22. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead

    Isaiah Whitehead bounced back nicely from an underwhelming freshman year at Seton Hall. But it wasn't until March that the NBA buzz started to strengthen...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 6,191 reads 3 comments

  23. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku

    Chinanu Onuaku flashed occasional glimpses of NBA potential his freshman year at Louisville. He then raised the bar with an impressive showing during the Under-19 FIBA World Championship in 2015...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 6,418 reads 6 comments

  24. The Biggest Reason Each 2016 Top-10 NBA Draft Pick Could Bust

    There is no such thing as a lock in the NBA draft. Many of this year's prospects have high floors, which means they offer little risk and, at the least, should earn an NBA living...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 59,768 reads 131 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Croatia's Ivica Zubac

    An international riser in this year's NBA draft discussion, Ivica Zubac has suddenly become a must-scout prospect for teams picking during the mid-to-late first round...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 24,726 reads 3 comments