1. The 5 Biggest Early Risers in 2016 NBA Draft Conversation

    There are some NBA draft prospects who are just tougher to see coming. Through roughly five weeks of college basketball, we've witnessed a handful of players either flash ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 47,349 reads 56 comments

  2. Ranking the Best Pure Scorers Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2016 NBA draft could produce a handful of fine scoring options. Ironically, our projected No. 1 pick, LSU's Ben Simmons, isn't one of them, considering his game is predicated on facilitating, transition chances and finishing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 23,466 reads 63 comments

  3. NBA Scouts Are Split on Ben Simmons' Only Imperfection

    After the first month of college basketball, LSU freshman Ben Simmons has jumped out as the No. 1 overall favorite for the 2016 NBA draft. He's put up unprecedented early numbers (18...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 126,325 reads 194 comments

  4. NBA Draft 2016: Buying or Selling Hot Starts from Surprising Prospects

    Every year, we see players get off to surprisingly hot starts and naturally enter the NBA draft conversation. But not all of them stick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 39,180 reads 59 comments

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

    It's been a productive last two weeks for some of the country's top NBA prospects. LSU's Ben Simmons has ultimately been the talk of the 2016 draft discussion, but as we reach the ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 9,111 reads 7 comments

  6. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Star Comparisons for Top 20 Players

    Creating pro-player comparisons is an exercise used to paint a picture that portrays an NBA draft prospect's style of play, ceiling and floor...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 89,605 reads 104 comments

  7. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Very Early Look at All 30 Projected 1st-Round Picks

    The 2016 NBA draft is roughly seven months away, but that doesn't mean we can't attempt to project what it will look like...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 56,113 reads 26 comments

  8. First Impressions of the Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    You can't fully evaluate an NBA prospect three weeks into a season, but it's been enough time to get a feel for where he's at and may be going...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 95,551 reads 135 comments

  9. 8 Players Who've Emerged as Must-Follow Prospects in the NBA Draft Conversation

    After a few weeks of college basketball, we've already seen a handful of players get off to notable starts and create intrigue regarding possible NBA potential. I'm talking about potential we didn't necessarily detect prior to the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 4,653 reads 2 comments

  10. 2015-16 NBA Rookies Already Making Us Rewrite Their Scouting Reports

    We're only a month into the NBA season, but we've already started to notice some errors in the rookie scouting reports from college and overseas...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 46,459 reads 102 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 35,434 reads 48 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 9,560 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 11,916 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 70,055 reads 95 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 30,408 reads 25 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 6,643 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 28,220 reads 58 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 19,464 reads 49 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 3,124 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 46,852 reads 96 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 17,116 reads 56 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 28,141 reads 37 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 26,740 reads 95 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 48,212 reads 133 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 11,881 reads 14 comments