1. NCAA Bracket 2016: Complete Guide to South Region

    If the regular season was any indication of what the 2016 NCAA tournament will look like, seedings may not matter. There was a ton of parity in college basketball this year. And it carried over to the conference tournaments, when 20 No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 26,436 reads 50 comments

  2. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting All 30 First-Round Picks in Early March

    With only a few weeks left to make impressions during competitive five-on-five play, March will be huge for dozens of NBA prospects. Kentucky's Jamal Murray appears to be blowing up at just the right time...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 51,674 reads 28 comments

  3. Dark-Horse 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Could Be a Steal

    Every year, we see NBA assets slip through the cracks during predraft evaluations. Bobby Portis, Rodney Hood and Giannis Antetokounmpo are just a few recent steals or value picks selected outside the lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 61,821 reads 78 comments

  4. 2016 NBA Draft: Breaking Down Pro Future of Mississippi State's Malik Newman

    A high school scoring machine and consensus top-10 recruit ( ESPN , 247Sports , Rivals ), Malik Newman passed on offers from Kentucky and Kansas, opting instead to stay home and attend Mississippi State...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 23,651 reads 13 comments

  5. Ranking the Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects at Every Position

    For NBA general managers looking to fill a need, it helps to rearrange and rank the prospects by position. I did it for the top five point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers eligible for the 2016 draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 53,123 reads 87 comments

  6. 2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Jamal Murray or D'Angelo Russell?

    Scoring ball-handlers are on the rise. The NBA has come to accept and value the combo guard's versatility. We just saw the Los Angeles Lakers take D'Angelo Russell No. 2 last year over bigs Jahlil Okafor and Kristaps Porzingis ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 22,465 reads 33 comments

  7. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Maryland's Jake Layman

    Jake Layman entered the NBA draft discussion last year as a much-improved junior at Maryland. He's now a key cog in a lineup gunning for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 18,805 reads 15 comments

  8. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Full 1st-Round Predictions, Post-Trade Deadline

    The 2016 NBA draft conversation has become infinitely more interesting over the past few weeks. Duke's Brandon Ingram is suddenly making a strong case for No. 1 overall consideration, while LSU's Ben Simmons has seemingly plateaued...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 131,450 reads 138 comments

  9. Once Considered a Transcendent Talent, Thon Maker's NBA Future Suddenly Unclear

    TORONTO — The carnival mirror reflecting Thon Maker's NBA potential has produced wildly varying images over the years. At 16, he was once viewed as the game's next Kevin Durant ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 69,265 reads 35 comments

  10. NBA Draft Notebook: French Phenom Steals Show at NBA's BWB Showcase

    TORONTO — While the stars of today flaunted their skills at the Air Canada Centre over the weekend, NBA scouts, coaches and some of the top young international prospects packed a two-court gym for the 2016 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 103,203 reads 57 comments

  11. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Marquette's Henry Ellenson

    Compared to some of the other projected one-and-done NBA lottery picks, the incoming hype surrounding Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson wasn't particularly loud...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 21,920 reads 13 comments

  12. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Will Become Household Names Before March Madness

    A handful of NBA prospects appear on the verge of breaking out. And though the everyday college hoops and draft follower knows these six rising standouts, the national love hasn't quite been there for any of them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 32,337 reads 26 comments

  13. 2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Kristaps Porzingis or Brandon Ingram?

    Though the LSU Tigers' Ben Simmons has absorbed most of the attention in NBA draft discussion, Duke Blue Devils freshman Brandon Ingram has quietly developed into an attractive consolation prize...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 27,861 reads 77 comments

  14. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Utah's Jakob Poeltl

    A promising freshman year at Utah put Jakob Poeltl on the map after he'd arrived from Austria as a relative unknown. He's now arguably the top center prospect in college hoops three months into his sophomore season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 13,370 reads 30 comments

  15. 2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Ben Simmons or Karl-Anthony Towns?

    Imagine every college prospect and NBA player gets thrown into a pool for one big draft. General managers who are looking for a star to build their franchise around could have a lot to think about when assembling their big boards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 72,943 reads 258 comments

  16. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Blowing Expectations Out of the Water

    Every year we see NCAA players unexpectedly evolve into exciting NBA prospects. It happened last season with freshmen D'Angelo Russell, Trey Lyles and Devin Booker—three ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 15,801 reads 4 comments

  17. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Providence's Kris Dunn

    Most prospects who generate NBA lottery buzz look to cash in quickly . Kris Dunn had the chance last spring after a breakout sophomore year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 28,548 reads 79 comments

  18. Can Jordan McRae Turn 61-Point Game into an NBA Career?

    An NBA Development League record 61-point eruption with the Delaware 87ers on Jan. 26 just helped Jordan McRae land an interesting audition...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 25,173 reads 21 comments

  19. Ranking Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects with the Most Long-Term Potential

    Knowing how few prospects can actually help right away, teams put a ton of stock in long-term potential when evaluating for the NBA draft. For the most part, potential is fueled by a combination of athleticism, physical tools and skills...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 18,461 reads 17 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Duke's Brandon Ingram

    The emergence of Duke freshman Brandon Ingram has become one of the more exciting talking points of the 2016 NBA draft discussion...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 57,509 reads 112 comments

  21. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: How All 30 1st-Round Picks Shake Out Right Now

    The 2016 NBA mock draft board continues to change. A new one-and-done freshman has been added to the mix, while another has jumped into our lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 158,748 reads 143 comments

  22. Scouts Rank Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield as Most NBA-Ready Prospects

    NBA teams typically draft based on long-term potential, but there is tremendous value tied to players who contribute on rookie contracts. Only a few rookies enter the league capable of making positive contributions right away...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 50,210 reads 76 comments

  23. Predicting the Biggest Steals of the 2016 NBA Draft Class

    We always see prospects slip through the cracks during the evaluation process for the NBA draft. Age, average athleticism and/or poor fit in college systems can mask a player's potential...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 45,981 reads 42 comments

  24. Ranking the Best Rebounders Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    The projected 2016 NBA draft class might not offer the same star power as 2015's, but it sure could produce some high-level rebounders ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 13,194 reads 14 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Draft Targets Rising and Falling Most in Early Conference Play

    The new year has already been good to a handful of NBA prospects looking to strengthen their cases for the 2016 draft. Two of them are seniors experiencing breakout years...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 19,881 reads 21 comments