1. Predicting All-Star ETAs for Top NBA Rookies

    There's a decent chance we get a few All-Stars out of the 2014 NBA rookies. It just might take a little bit of time. We aren't looking at any Damian Lillards here, given how young most of these rookies are...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 36,198 reads 72 comments

  2. Very Early Predictions for the 2014-15 NBA All-Rookie Teams

    There's a lot of competition for a spot on one of the two NBA All-Rookie Teams this year. Coaches ultimately vote for the winners. And positions are irrelevant. We could technically see five guards make up one of the teams...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 47,217 reads 86 comments

  3. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition

    As long as basketball never stops, neither will the mock drafts. Based on everything we saw last year and the offseason camps and tournaments, we've projected the 2015 first round with training camp approaching...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 106,671 reads 114 comments

  4. Bogdan vs. Bojan: Meet the Unrelated Bogdanovic Boys Headed to the NBA

    Sometime in the near future, there's going to be an NBA game that includes multiple Bogdaniviches . And neither of them will have anything to do with one another. The only thing these two guys share in common is the game itself...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 6,354 reads 3 comments

  5. What Did FIBA World Cup and Summer League Teach Us About Jazz Rookie Dante Exum?

    It's still a bit blurry, but at least we have a clearer idea of who Dante Exum is and what he's all about. We also found out where he's at, which has turned out to be somewhat of a letdown...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 14,501 reads 50 comments

  6. NBA's Sophomore Class in Position to Redeem Itself Entering 2014-15 NBA Season

    We knew it wouldn't be pretty. The 2013 draft class had a fairly uninspiring first year, as expected, relative to previous classes. But it's a little harsh to write off players one-year deep into their careers...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 53,328 reads 138 comments

  7. 5 NBA Teams Who Would Already Mulligan Their 2014 NBA Draft Picks

    Some prospects and team fits look a lot more promising in June than they do in September. NBA Summer League can help point out who's ready to roll versus who's years away from contributing, while free agency can change a roster's needs and makeup...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 98,378 reads 137 comments

  8. What Happened to James Michael McAdoo's NBA Story?

    It wasn't too long ago we were waiting for James Michael McAdoo to emerge as a top-five NBA draft pick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 40,979 reads 27 comments

  9. For JR Smith, It's Now or Never to Succeed with New York Knicks

    It's tough to say without smiling crookedly, but this Phil Jackson triangle offense might actually help lift J.R. Smith 's game. It better for Smith's sake...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 6,947 reads 8 comments

  10. Scouting 2 NBA Draft Names You Need to Know at FIBA Basketball World Cup

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup was meant for each country's grown men and veterans. The United States can afford to throw out some of the younger kids on the floor, but not the rest of the world...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 27,535 reads 10 comments

  11. This NBA Season's New International Names You Need to Know

    There are hidden gems scattered overseas, and many of them can be had for pretty cheap. The Chicago Bulls will be bringing over one of Europe's elite talents in Nikola Mirotic, who was drafted back in 2011 and has been seasoning abroad ever since...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 32,878 reads 54 comments

  12. How Good Can Elfrid Payton-Aaron Gordon Combination Be for Orlando Magic?

    With Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon , it's all about potential. What an annoying term—potential—given the uncertainty attached to it. But for what it's worth, Payton and Gordon each have plenty of it...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 13,073 reads 28 comments

  13. Why Marcus Smart Can Replace Rajon Rondo for Boston Celtics

    There are some rookies who just aren't built to handle the size and speed of the NBA right away. Developing through practice reps and studying from the bench over time is the best way for many young prospects to develop...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 28,814 reads 98 comments

  14. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Meet Delon Wright, the Next Big 2015 Prospect

    Delon Wright was good last year—the kind of good that put him on NBA radars despite spending the previous two years in junior college. Wright earned scouts' attention...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 35,193 reads 14 comments

  15. Will Triangle Offense Help Reboot Iman Shumpert's Stalled NY Knicks Career?

    Nobody on the New York Knicks needs a bigger change than Iman Shumpert . It's been getting hard to watch. And it's frustrating—because you know he can do better than 6...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 19,500 reads 68 comments

  16. Is Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker a Bigger Threat for Rookie of the Year?

    Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have to be considered front-runners for Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, and not just because they were the top two picks in the draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 42,532 reads 163 comments

  17. Timberwolves Wise to Double Down on Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett Pairing

    It was a good move, from acquiring an elite prospect like Andrew Wiggins to securing Anthony Bennett as a buy-low throw-in. The Minnesota Timberwolves weren't winning with Kevin Love, anyway...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 22,539 reads 46 comments

  18. Ranking the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospect at Every Position

    If we were to create a starting lineup consisting of the top 2015 NBA prospects, this is what it would look like. I picked the top dogs at each position—or the position that could suit them best once they eventually reach the NBA level...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 42,597 reads 52 comments

  19. Predicting Jabari Parker's Biggest Rookie of the Year Challengers

    Jabari Parker seems to be the consensus favorite to win the upcoming season's NBA Rookie of the Year award, thanks to an NBA-ready body and game, along with the opportunity he'll have as the Milwaukee Bucks' go-to option right away...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 33,231 reads 67 comments

  20. Why Dion Waiters Is Now the Cleveland Cavaliers' X-Factor

    Not even LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving could take down the rest of the league without some backup. The Cleveland Cavaliers will need a support team behind the franchise's new nucleus...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 16,434 reads 28 comments

  21. How Michigan's Caris LeVert Can Emerge as a 2015 NBA Lottery Prospect

    The stage is officially Caris LeVert 's. He earned it following the impressive freshman-to-sophomore jump he made— LeVert went from warming the bench to ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 5,190 reads 3 comments

  22. Predicting the Breakout 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    Some guys just need a few years before figuring out what works and what doesn't. Others just need the opportunity...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 17,951 reads 18 comments

  23. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Can Karl Towns Jr. Blossom into No. 1 2015 Pick?

    The day will come when Karl Towns Jr. emerges as a topic to discuss on every national sports talk show. It's going to happen sometime early next season, when he inevitably goes off during one of Kentucky's zillion nationally televised games...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 95,675 reads 79 comments

  24. Pro Player Comparisons for the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    No two prospects come exactly alike. But some are pretty darn similar. For each top 2015 NBA prospect, I laid out a pro player comparison, or in some cases, a blend of two pros if necessary...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 22,391 reads 37 comments

  25. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Dog Days Edition

    It's never too early for a mock draft, and with events like the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy and Adidas Nations all wrapped up, we actually have a better sense of who might be poised for breakout seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 266,568 reads 149 comments