1. Realistic Expectations for LA Clippers Rookie Brice Johnson in 2016-17

    It took four years for Brice Johnson to sell himself as a first-round NBA talent. After three frustratingly inconsistent seasons at North Carolina, his final year was anything but...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 3,256 reads 9 comments

  2. Realistic Expectations for Detroit Pistons Rookie Henry Ellenson in 2016-17

    Henry Ellenson had a lot going for him heading into the 2016 NBA draft. He's productive, consistent, blatantly skilled and still 19 years old. He also identifies as one of the league's most coveted types: a stretch big man...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 7,371 reads 15 comments

  3. Realistic Expectations for OKC Thunder Rookie Domantas Sabonis in 2016-17

    A breakout year at Gonzaga launched Domantas Sabonis into the 2016 NBA lottery. He didn't land with a lottery team, though...

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  4. 8 Players to Watch at 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    The 24 teams of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League include 2016 first-round picks, potential breakout sophomores and plenty of NBA hopefuls...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 44,770 reads 51 comments

  5. NBA Rookies with a Lot to Prove at 2016 Las Vegas Summer League

    Las Vegas Summer League is the first chance for lottery picks to validate their worth and for late-round prospects to silence their critics...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 35,385 reads 109 comments

  6. Predicting 2016 NBA Summer League Breakout Players

    There are always a few surprises at NBA Summer League , particularly among rookies who end up looking like steals after July. Last year, it was Norman Powell, a second-round pick due to limited size and shot-creating ability...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 77,220 reads 108 comments

  7. Undrafted NBA Rookies Who Can Still Make an Impact Next Season

    Every year a handful of prospects slip through the cracks during the NBA draft.  Last June, nobody selected T.J. McConnell, who'd go on to make the most of summer league, training camp and a Philadelphia 76ers squad that lacked talent and depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 34,413 reads 26 comments

  8. PG Kris Dunn on Draft-Day Uncertainty and Joining the NBA's Hottest Young Team

    Before leaving Brooklyn, New York , on NBA draft night as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves , Kris Dunn heard numerous rumors about where he'd wind up. Some thought the Boston Celtics would grab him with the third pick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 27,784 reads 42 comments

  9. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Ended Up on the Wrong Team

    There were some questionable matches between prospect and team during last Thursday's 2016 NBA draft. A handful of general managers who looked to take the best player available could see that strategy backfire due to potentially problematic fits...

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  10. 2017 NBA Draft: Way-Too-Early Big Board

    Now that a somewhat iffy 2016 NBA draft is complete, there's no time to waste on the (just-completed) past. This projected 2017 class could be legendary...

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  11. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

    Unsurprisingly, the 2016 NBA draft conversation changes by the hour. We're constantly hearing new rumors and buzz on risers, fallers and promises. As one scout put it, "Mock drafts are about to go up in flames...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 412,056 reads 304 comments

  12. NBA Draft Expert's Ultimate Tale of the Tape: Ben Simmons vs. Brandon Ingram

    LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram have sat atop NBA draft boards for months. They've separated themselves with flashes of potential and production to match exciting upside...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 30,665 reads 48 comments

  13. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead

    Isaiah Whitehead bounced back nicely from an underwhelming freshman year at Seton Hall. But it wasn't until March that the NBA buzz started to strengthen...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 6,282 reads 3 comments

  14. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku

    Chinanu Onuaku flashed occasional glimpses of NBA potential his freshman year at Louisville. He then raised the bar with an impressive showing during the Under-19 FIBA World Championship in 2015...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 6,431 reads 6 comments

  15. The Biggest Reason Each 2016 Top-10 NBA Draft Pick Could Bust

    There is no such thing as a lock in the NBA draft. Many of this year's prospects have high floors, which means they offer little risk and, at the least, should earn an NBA living...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 59,796 reads 131 comments

  16. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Croatia's Ivica Zubac

    An international riser in this year's NBA draft discussion, Ivica Zubac has suddenly become a must-scout prospect for teams picking during the mid-to-late first round...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 24,787 reads 3 comments

  17. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Providence's Ben Bentil

    From afterthought to top-20 scorer in just one year, Providence's Ben Bentil has emerged as a breakout name in the 2016 NBA draft discussion...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 6,523 reads 11 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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 over 1 year ago 147,926 reads 155 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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 over 1 year ago 9,084 reads 5 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 11,551 reads 14 comments

  23. 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...

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  24. 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 over 1 year ago 217,881 reads 276 comments

  25. 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...

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