1. Stanley Johnson Is Poised to Become This NBA Season's Surprise Rookie

    Even at No. 8 overall, Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson had been undervalued throughout the NBA draft process. He was never quite viewed as one of the ultimate prizes or must-have prospects...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 46,665 reads 112 comments

  2. One-and-Done Candidates Who Will Light Up the NBA Draft Radar in 2015-16

    Freshmen willing to leave college for the NBA after just one year are typically loaded with potential. They don't sell scouts on three to four seasons of production—they sell them on upside...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 81,205 reads 109 comments

  3. Kentucky's Jamal Murray Is Putting the NBA on Notice Long Before He Even Arrives

    Just a few months ago, Jamal Murray was a standout guard in Canada expected to graduate high school in 2016. He's now the hottest prospect eligible for the 2016 NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 90,357 reads 109 comments

  4. The Top Prospect at Every Position for the 2016 NBA Draft Class

    The projected 2016 NBA draft field should offer at least one standout prospect at each position. We identified the top point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center expected to declare after the 2015-16 season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 174,317 reads 195 comments

  5. 8 Young Prospects Who Must Turn Potential into NBA Production Next Season

    It takes some NBA prospects longer to develop than others, but eventually, teams must see results. We picked out a handful of former first-round picks who need to take that next step in a potential make-or-break season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 112,307 reads 221 comments

  6. Early Report Card Grades for the Top 10 NBA Draft Picks So Far This Offseason

    With summer league complete, it's time to critique 2015's top 10 draft picks following their first NBA action. These grades aren't just about production and points per game. We took efficiency into account, as well as the eye test...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 156,461 reads 235 comments

  7. 8 NBA Rookies Who Should Be Starters in 2015-16

    Outside of the top few picks, it's rare for rookies to enter the NBA as starters. However, the 2015 draft class produced a handful of qualified candidates. A number of them landed in spots with clear paths to the starting lineup...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 236,699 reads 366 comments

  8. 6 Undrafted 2015 NBA Rookies with Greatest Potential to Make an Impact Next Year

    Every year, we see a handful of prospects go overlooked during the NBA draft process. Last season, it was Tarik Black, Langston Galloway and Bryce Cotton...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 88,773 reads 121 comments

  9. Why Toronto Raptors' Norman Powell Could Be This Year's Surprise 2nd-Round Steal

    The Toronto Raptors may have found a gem in Norman Powell, whom teams passed on 45 times in the 2015 NBA draft. On June 25, Powell's falling to No. 46 made sense. His weaknesses and dubious track record raised questions about his NBA promise...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 96,200 reads 67 comments

  10. 5 Second-Round Picks Who Look Like Steals from the 2015 NBA Draft Class

    With the completion of NBA Summer League, we now have a clearer picture of where each prospect stands in terms of his transition from college to the pros. And as always, it looks like a handful of second-round picks went overlooked in the draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 197,581 reads 180 comments

  11. Best- and Worst-Case NBA Comparisons for the Top 10 Picks in 2015-16

    Pro-player comparisons are intended to paint clearer projections for NBA prospects. To create these comparisons, we took everything possible into account, from a player's physical tools to his style of play, stats, strengths and weaknesses...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 221,882 reads 430 comments

  12. 7 NBA Rookies Who Will Face Immediate Pressure to Succeed Next Season

    NBA rookies typically aren't expected to make significant impacts, but every year a chosen few enter the league with pressure to produce. Blame the hype...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 115,966 reads 367 comments

  13. Early Impressions of Mario Hezonja at 2015 NBA Summer League

    Heading into NBA Summer League, nobody was a bigger must-watch rookie than Mario Hezonja. Despite having played fewer than 16 minutes per game in each of his last two seasons with Barcelona, the Orlando Magic rolled the dice on Hezonja at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 5,244 reads 2 comments

  14. Early Impressions of Willie Cauley-Stein at 2015 NBA Summer League

    With Emmanuel Mudiay , a potential franchise point guard, available for the taking in the NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings chose to pass and address their defense...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 8,701 reads 15 comments

  15. Early Impressions of Kristaps Porzingis at 2015 NBA Summer League

    It's only been about a week of NBA Summer League for the New York Knicks , but frantic fans should be able to breathe a sigh of relief...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 55,608 reads 41 comments

  16. The Biggest Hurdle Each Top-10 2015 NBA Draft Pick Faces During Rookie Season

    Rarely is the jump from college to the NBA a seamless transition. Each prospect will ultimately have specific adjustments to make based on his particular weaknesses...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 38,267 reads 61 comments

  17. Realistic Expectations for Myles Turner's Rookie Season with the Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner entered the NBA draft viewed mostly as a project. He'd averaged 5.6 points over his final eight games at Texas without having strung together much consistency throughout the year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 10,516 reads 26 comments

  18. Justise Winslow Provides Miami Heat Something They Haven't Had Before

    The Miami Heat emerged as winners on NBA draft night without exercising any bold decision-making or creative maneuvering. Justise Winslow, who surprisingly slid to No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 102,507 reads 78 comments

  19. Realistic Expectations for Charlotte Hornets Rookie Frank Kaminsky

    The Charlotte Hornets filled a need in the NBA draft by selecting big man Frank Kaminsky at No. 9 overall. With Al Jefferson having led the league in post-up possessions, per NBA...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 2,545 reads 1 comments

  20. Early 2015-16 NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    With only one big award handed out to the top NBA rookie, we decided to add a few more. Other than Rookie of the Year, we created eight new awards with predictions for each...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 120,620 reads 237 comments

  21. What to Expect from R.J. Hunter & Terry Rozier's Rookie Seasons with Celtics

    Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge added two more guards in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft. Ainge must have really thought highly of Terry Rozier, whom he selected at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 17,522 reads 85 comments

  22. The Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Must Fill After 2015 NBA Draft

    With the NBA draft complete, teams will now use July to fill any leftover holes via free agency or trades...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 190,395 reads 240 comments

  23. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: A Very Early Look at Next Year's First Round

    The 2015 NBA draft was loaded with star power at the top. And the 2016 draft may produce a handful of potential franchise building blocks as well...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 274,412 reads 334 comments

  24. 2015 NBA Draft Grades: Full Team-by-Team Report Cards

    The 2015 NBA draft was loaded with surprises, trades, reaches and value picks. It was the Minnesota Timberwolves who ultimately came out big winners, having added a potential franchise centerpiece in Karl-Anthony Towns...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 1,534,073 reads 675 comments

  25. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

    We could see a number of twists and turns in the 2015 NBA draft Thursday. With some teams trying to trade up and others willing to move down, there is bound to be plenty of conversation and activity among general managers...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 423,237 reads 396 comments