1. How James Ennis Went from Summer League Prospect to Key Miami Heat Piece

    Keep your eyes on James Ennis. He's in the process of hitting his stride—something some guys hit early, some hit late and some never hit at all. The stride is all about gradual progression...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 hours ago 8,904 reads 18 comments

  2. How 'Kid from Akron' LeBron James Came to Rule the NBA

    And just like that, LeBron James is heading home to the Cleveland Cavaliers , which he announced through Sports Illustrated by penning a well-crafted essay (as told by Lee Jenkins) on his thoughts and reasoning to the decision...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 hours ago 17,273 reads 46 comments

  3. NBA Summer League 2014: Team-by-Team Guide to Vegas Squads

    Between the incoming rookies, returning sophomores and some veterans, we could be looking at one of the most competitive Las Vegas Summer Leagues in recent memory...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 day ago 49,909 reads 88 comments

  4. Will Keeping Gordon Hayward Help or Hurt Growth of Utah Jazz Rookie Dante Exum?

    Gordon Hayward is a wanted man. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer , the Charlotte Hornets just signed the restricted free agent to a four-year, $63 million offer sheet...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 days ago 4,613 reads 22 comments

  5. Can Pistons' Summer League Stud Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Be Legit This Year?

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is on fire. And it's more than just hot shooting. He actually looks like a seasoned NBA 2-guard playing amongst rookies and castoffs...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 days ago 6,036 reads 54 comments

  6. Biggest Challenges and Hurdles for New Brooklyn Nets Coach Lionel Hollins

    Good for Lionel Hollins . This guy deserved the next big available NBA coaching position following the admirable job he did with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2009 to 2013...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 days ago 2,085 reads 2 comments

  7. Realistic Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel This Season

    It's hard to believe how long it's been since Nerlens Noel last played. Eighteen months ago—February 2013 was when he tore his ACL against Florida while attempting a chase-down block off a 70-foot sprint...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 days ago 10,129 reads 28 comments

  8. Realistic Expectations for Jabari Parker's Rookie Season with Milwaukee Bucks

    We've been attaching that NBA -ready label to Jabari Parker since he put up 27 points on Kansas back in November. From day one of the season to March, he pretty much looked like a pro among kids during his one-and-done freshman year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 days ago 36,486 reads 126 comments

  9. Names to Watch at Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues

    I've got a feeling the 2014 summer leagues are going to be a lot more competitive than the leagues in 2013. The Orlando Summer League will consist of 10 teams, and it kicks off on July 5...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 days ago 81,459 reads 221 comments

  10. Early 2014-15 NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    The NBA doesn't hand out many awards for the rookies, so we decided to make our own. Outside of Rookie of the Year, I've created nine more categories with predictions for each...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 days ago 174,458 reads 396 comments

  11. Why Cleanthony Early Could Be a Real Asset for New York Knicks' Future

    What seemed like just a throw-in in the trade that sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks , the No. 34 pick could prove to be the most valuable asset the New York Knicks got in return...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 days ago 26,884 reads 58 comments

  12. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: An Early Look Ahead to Class of 2015

    The projected 2015 NBA draft class doesn't quite offer the star power of 2014's, but there are some really strong incoming freshmen, along with a few returning upperclassmen to give this group some depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 days ago 64,524 reads 111 comments

  13. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: A Very Early Look at Next Year

    With the 2014 NBA draft now in the past, it would be weird if we didn't have a 2015 mock draft ready to roll...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 14 days ago 98,701 reads 201 comments

  14. NBA Draft 2015 Big Board: A Preview of Next Year's Potential Class

    And with the 2014 NBA draft in the books, our scouting for 2015 has officially begun. Quite frankly, the 2015 class isn't as flashy or deep as the one we just saw drafted...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 15 days ago 66,566 reads 151 comments

  15. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Breaking Down Potential Trades on Draft Night

    This is that time of year when trade rumors come flying at you left and right. Some are probably true, others aren't—but they're out there. And all of the ones we've heard so far at least sound somewhat plausible...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 17 days ago 179,263 reads 293 comments

  16. NBA Draft 2014 Big Board: Tracking the Best Players Still Available

    The final 2014 NBA draft big board reflects everything from regular-season performance to predraft workout buzz. Joel Embiid's recent foot injury has led to a shake-up in the top five, as he'd been our No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 18 days ago 297,678 reads 282 comments

  17. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

    Draft boards around the NBA got shaken up following the latest injury to Joel Embiid, who no longer has a firm grip on that No. 1 spot. Now, the big question revolves around just how far he'll slide...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 19 days ago 871,779 reads 898 comments

  18. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Breaking Down Orlando Magic Best Draft Plans

    With two picks in the lottery, the Orlando Magic are staring at two different possible plans of attack for the 2014 NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 22 days ago 9,027 reads 95 comments

  19. Jordan Adams NBA Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for Grizzlies Rookie

    Drafted by: Memphis Grizzlies , No. 22 overall School: UCLA Height/Weight : 6'5", 209 lbs Age: 19 years old Projected NBA Position: Shooting Guard Pro ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 24 days ago 3,733 reads 13 comments

  20. Glenn Robinson III NBA Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for Wolves Rookie

    Drafted by: Minnesota Timberwolves , 40th pick overall School: Michigan Height/Weight : 6'7", 211 lbs Age: 20 years old Projected NBA Position: Small Forward ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 24 days ago 5,909 reads 8 comments

  21. T.J. Warren NBA Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for Phoenix Suns Rookie

    School: North Carolina State Height/Weight : 6'8", 220 lbs Age: 20 years old Projected NBA Position: Small Forward Pro Comparison: Caron Butler Twitter Handle: ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 24 days ago 5,030 reads 16 comments

  22. Rodney Hood NBA Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report and More

    School: Duke Height/Weight/Age: 6'8", 208 lbs Age: 21 years old Projected NBA Position: Small Forward Pro Comparison: Rashard Lewis Twitter: @ rodneymhood ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 24 days ago 4,673 reads 6 comments

  23. Gary Harris: Scouting Profile for Denver Nuggets' Draft Day Acquisition

    Drafted by: Chicago Bulls , No. 19 overall pick Traded to: Denver Nuggets for Doug McDermott School: Michigan State Height/Weight/Age: 6'4", 205 lbs Age: ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 24 days ago 4,170 reads 19 comments

  24. NBA Draft 2014: Team-by-Team Needs and Predictions

    Every NBA team has holes. And the NBA draft is an opportunity to fill them for relatively cheap. A number of the weaker teams obviously have more than one need. For each team, I prioritized their needs from biggest to smallest...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 25 days ago 270,720 reads 251 comments

  25. Updated 2014 NBA Mock Draft in Wake of Joel Embiid Injury News

    A foot injury to Joel Embiid is bound to shake up the 2014 NBA draft board, with teams now learning he'll require surgery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 26 days ago 483,875 reads 869 comments