1. Predicting the Biggest 1st-Round Steals of the 2016 NBA Draft

    Every year, we see mid-to-late first-round picks emerge as valuable NBA players. The Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns may have landed long-term starters and potential stars last year—without top-10 selections...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 2,501 reads 0 comments

  2. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Every Pick in Early June

    We're at the point in the NBA draft evaluation process when teams begin weighing all of their options. While working out dozens of prospects in the weeks leading up to the big night, ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 147,343 reads 155 comments

  3. 2016 NBA Draft: Breaking Down NBA Future of North Carolina's Brice Johnson

    Nothing about Brice Johnson screamed NBA through his first three years at North Carolina. There was potential, but you never got the impression it would amount to anything, given the limited progress he made from his freshman to junior season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 1,614 reads 1 comments

  4. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down NBA Future of Croatia's Ante Zizic

    NBA scouts won't have to dig deep to discover Ante Zizic. Brother of Andrija, a longtime veteran overseas, Ante is also Cibona's leading scorer and the Adriatic League's co-leader in rebounding...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 8,780 reads 5 comments

  5. 2016 NBA Draft: Breaking Down Pro Future of Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin IV

    Wade Baldwin IV converted freshman flashes into sophomore production and NBA draft buzz. A former high school teammate of Karl-Anthony Towns, Baldwin wasn't heavily recruited ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 11,535 reads 14 comments

  6. Predicting Biggest Risers and Fallers of the 2016 NBA Draft Class

    There could be a lot of movement on NBA draft boards during the final weeks leading up to June 23. Teams use workouts to assess prospects hands-on...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 93,901 reads 63 comments

  7. The Ideal 2016 Prospect for Each NBA Lottery Team

    Every team will enter the 2016 NBA draft with a wish list of high-priority targets. The ideal prospect for each franchise fills a specific need and offers maximum talent relative to where the pick is in the lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 217,868 reads 276 comments

  8. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Florida State's Malik Beasley

    There wasn't much NBA buzz surrounding Malik Beasley entering his freshman year at Florida State. Even after a productive start, it took a month or two for him to receive recognition within the 2016 draft conversation...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 2,228 reads 0 comments

  9. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of UNLV's Patrick McCaw

    UNLV didn't make many national headlines in 2015-16. And for that reason, neither did Patrick McCaw despite his unique production and profile that's expected to generate NBA interest...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 12,752 reads 11 comments

  10. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Baylor's Taurean Prince

    Taurean Prince burst onto the NBA radar as a junior before solidifying a spot in the 2016 draft discussion as a senior. Despite having an average statistical final year at Baylor, he actually managed to strengthen his case...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 7,361 reads 10 comments

  11. 2016 NBA Mock Draft, Post-Lottery Edition: Who Goes No. 1 Overall to 76ers?

    The Philadelphia 76ers are on the clock and will spend the next month trying to figure out whether Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons is the better fit...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 372,361 reads 570 comments

  12. NBA Draft 2016: Jonathan Wasserman's Top 30 Big Board Entering the Draft Lottery

    The 2016 NBA Draft Combine was a success for a number of players who were able to show off their game against fellow pro prospects...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 187,339 reads 177 comments

  13. Syracuse Prospect Taking Full Advantage of New NBA Draft Eligibility Rule

    CHICAGO — Syracuse Orange guard Malachi Richardson is milking the new rule that allows prospects who don't hire agents the freedom to return to school within 10 days after the NBA draft combine...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 81,354 reads 33 comments

  14. NBA Draft Combine 2016: Takeaways from Measurements, Workouts and More

    CHICAGO — After measurements and team interviews on Wednesday, players participated in athletic testing, light drills and five-on-five scrimmaging during the NBA draft combine...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 4,200 reads 1 comments

  15. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Future of Denzel Valentine

    It took three seasons and two games for Denzel Valentine to generate any real NBA draft buzz. Despite playing a key role in Michigan State's 2015 Final Four run, it was ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 23,169 reads 39 comments

  16. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Kentucky's Tyler Ulis

    Tyler Ulis was a star in college basketball. Viewed as a driving force behind Kentucky's success the past two years, the 5'9" ball-handler plays much bigger than his height...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 15,386 reads 29 comments

  17. Can DeAndre' Bembry Prove He's the Next Jimmy Butler at 2016 NBA Combine?

    The story is the stuff of Midwestern legend by now: Jimmy Butler—hardly an exciting college or pro prospect coming out of Marquette—goes No. 30 overall in the 2011 NBA draft, a shock to most, including Butler himself...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 13,101 reads 17 comments

  18. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Turkey's Furkan Korkmaz

    Limited playing time and overseas production won't keep NBA teams from showing interest in Furkan Korkmaz...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 3,974 reads 0 comments

  19. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Frenchman Timothe Luwawu

    Timothe Luwawu declared for the 2015 NBA draft before withdrawing and returning to Europe. However, he didn't go back to LNB Pro B, France's second division...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 2,028 reads 2 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of LSU's Ben Simmons

    No college basketball player entered the 2015-16 season with more hype than LSU's Ben Simmons. Under the microscope from day one, Simmons still put up unprecedented numbers to back ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 26,228 reads 95 comments

  21. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Washington's Marquese Chriss

    Washington's Marquese Chriss didn't start the year viewed as a one-and-done, possible lottery pick. That's how he finished it after putting together a season full of exciting flashes and surprising consistency...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 9,899 reads 9 comments

  22. The Best 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Nobody Is Talking About

    With the early-entry deadline having passed for the 2016 NBA draft, scouts and executives now have hundreds of names to sift through. A handful will receive more love from teams than media or fans...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 5,060 reads 0 comments

  23. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down NBA Future of Dragan Bender

    Dragan Bender's rise to the top of the 2016 NBA draft discussion was steady and well-documented. From Eurocamp 2013 and the 2014 (Under 18) European Championship to his MVP ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 46,689 reads 42 comments

  24. Updated 2016 NBA Mock Draft Following Early-Entry Eligibility Deadline

    With the early-entrant deadline having passed for the 2016 NBA draft, scouts and executives will have their hands full over the next two months...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 63,994 reads 99 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Destinations for the Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    The spot on the board where a prospect gets taken becomes irrelevant the day after the NBA draft. It's his destination that could determine the next five years of his career. Team fit plays an enormous role in an NBA prospect's development...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 429 reads 0 comments