1. Playing Stock Up, Stock Down with Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    It's only been two weeks, but that's ultimately been enough for some 2016 NBA draft prospects to make their early impressions. We've even seen a few unexpected names become must-follows after surprise breakout starts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 35,421 reads 48 comments

  2. NBA Draft Watch 2016: Who Won Matchup Between Ben Simmons vs. Henry Ellenson?

    Louisiana State University's Ben Simmons and Marquette's Henry Ellenson—two of the premier NBA prospects in the country—faced off in Brooklyn Monday night in what should end up being one of the more heavily scouted games of the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 9,557 reads 16 comments

  3. 2016 NBA Draft: Returning Prospects Who Must Live Up to Their Hype

    A handful of NBA prospects raised the bar for themselves by flashing pro potential last season many didn't initially see. This year, they'll have to validate it to prevent scouts and general managers from viewing last year's glimpses as fluky...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,908 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Draft 2016: Ranking the Top 6 Favorites to Be No. 1 Pick

    There are six prospects this year who could challenge for the No. 1 spot on NBA draft boards. And to no surprise, they're all freshmen, except for an 18-year-old international standout...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 70,039 reads 95 comments

  5. First Impressions of Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects at Champions Classic

    The State Farm Champions Classic featured a whole bunch of quality NBA Draft prospects, many of whom were freshmen looking to make strong first impressions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 30,400 reads 25 comments

  6. Full Scouting Reports for Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects at Champions Classic

    The 2015 State Farm Champions Classic features four of the premier programs in the country and boatloads of quality NBA prospects. I would expect scouts from all 30 teams to be in attendance...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,607 reads 4 comments

  7. Complete NBA Draft Expert Guide to 2015-16 College Basketball Season

    The 2016 NBA draft conversation will be made up of layers, from the No. 1 overall candidates to the sleepers and breakout prospects. There will be freshmen hidden below the radar and seniors with final auditions to ace...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 28,216 reads 58 comments

  8. Does Undrafted T.J. McConnell Really Have a Future with Philadelphia 76ers?

    T.J. McConnell waited until the very last minute for an invite to May's NBA Draft Combine. Now he's the Philadelphia 76ers ' starting point guard...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 19,459 reads 49 comments

  9. 2015-16 NBA Draft Prospects Who Will Need Another Year of College

    There are a number of prospects with NBA potential who aren't quite ready to ignite it. Everyone develops at a different speed. Meanwhile, some players may have to wait for their turns to shine, depending on roster situations and overcrowding...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 3,110 reads 0 comments

  10. 5 Most NBA-Ready Draft Prospects Today

    We've already seen a number of NBA rookies who've established themselves as contributors and immediate threats...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 46,833 reads 96 comments

  11. NBA Draft 2016: Sophomores and Juniors Primed for Breakout Seasons

    The NBA draft isn't always about the one-and-done freshmen. Sometimes, it takes a year or two for a prospect to find his confidence and offensive game...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 17,112 reads 56 comments

  12. Duke's Brandon Ingram Could Be Sleeper for 2016 NBA Draft's Top Spot

    For the most part, the star power projected to drive the 2016 NBA draft discussion is fueled by two particular freshmen. I haven't heard of a preseason big board that didn't list LSU's Ben Simmons and Kentucky's Skal Labissiere at the top...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 28,134 reads 37 comments

  13. Predicting the NBA's Rookie Leaders in Every Stat Category

    There were more than a handful of high-profile names to come out of the 2015 NBA draft class. Now, after a year of speculating where they'd wind up, it's time to predict how each will fare during their first year on the job...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 26,727 reads 95 comments

  14. NBA Sophomores and Juniors Primed for Big Seasons in 2015-16

    Sometimes, it can take a year or two for young NBA players to find their rhythm. Much of the time, prospects just need a season to build some confidence and comfort with the game's new speed and athleticism...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 48,202 reads 133 comments

  15. NBA Scouts and Execs Targeting an Unexpected College Hoops Team This Season

    California hasn't exactly been an NBA factory or annual scouting stop for general managers. Its only first-round product over the last 18 years: Ryan Anderson, the 21st pick of the 2008 draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 11,880 reads 14 comments

  16. NBA Rookie Stock Watch: 2015-16 Preseason Edition

    With the NBA preseason coming to a close, we've seen enough to get a feel for what to expect from the 2015-16 rookies. And quite frankly, it's been an encouraging October for most of June's first-rounders...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 12,309 reads 16 comments

  17. Journey to No. 1: How Each Top Prospect Could Be 2016 NBA Draft's 1st Pick

    As the new season approaches, five prospects are expected to compete for No. 1 overall consideration in the 2016 NBA draft. To no surprise, we're talking about four projected one-and-done freshmen, as well as a fast riser overseas...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 7,588 reads 7 comments

  18. 5 Small-School Prospects Destined for 2016 NBA Draft

    Every year, we see a few small-school prospects defy the odds and wind up getting themselves picked in the NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 22,452 reads 13 comments

  19. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Point Guard Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    Expect plenty of buzz this year surrounding the point guard group projected to declare for the 2016 NBA draft. Our top five consists of a returning superstar, a new one and a major breakout candidate...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 9,084 reads 9 comments

  20. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Shooting Guard Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    There happens to be an interesting storyline tied to each of the following 2-guards projected to declare for the 2016 NBA draft, a group that offers a diverse mix of talent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 29,908 reads 39 comments

  21. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Small Forward Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    The small forward group projected to declare for the 2016 NBA draft is powered by three exceptional freshmen. It's not crazy to think that each of them will wind up being selected in June's top five...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 31,176 reads 69 comments

  22. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Power Forward Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    Power forward doesn't project as the deepest position in the 2016 NBA draft, but it's tough to argue against the potential star power within it. We could eventually be looking at three or four power forwards competing for spots in June's top 10..

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 24,566 reads 26 comments

  23. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Center Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    The 2016 NBA draft may not offer the same level of star power at center as last year, but there are still a handful of lottery and first-round-caliber bigs to scout. Three of our top five happen to be projected one-and-done freshmen...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 22,023 reads 23 comments

  24. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury Opens Up Last-Ditch Chance for Two Failed NBA Pros

    The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist injury was a major blow to the Charlotte Hornets . It was a major blow to Kidd-Gilchrist, who would be entering a critical year with regard to his development and role...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 7,409 reads 12 comments

  25. Early-Season College Basketball Games That Will Shape 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2015-16 college basketball season appears loaded with terrific scouting opportunities for NBA evaluators. Throughout the year, we should see top-10 talents face off, and even No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 19,275 reads 24 comments