1. Realistic 2016-17 Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers' Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

    A breakout season abroad for Timothe Luwawu -Cabarrot earned the attention of the Philadelphia 76ers , the third team he'll play with in as many years. He'd gone from France's second division ( LNB Pro B) to averaging 14...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 17 hours ago 7,260 reads 14 comments

  2. Realistic Expectations for Boston Celtics Rookie Jaylen Brown in 2016-17

    While it was clear who'd go top-two in 2016's NBA draft, the Boston Celtics ' selection of Jaylen Brown at No. 3 was unexpected...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 days ago 22,902 reads 37 comments

  3. Realistic Expectations for Phoenix Suns Rookie Dragan Bender in 2016-17

    The Phoenix Suns passed on a number of productive college players to grab Maccabi Tel Aviv's Dragan Bender at No. 4 in the NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 days ago 26,885 reads 56 comments

  4. Realistic Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Ben Simmons in 2016-17

    The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot riding on Ben Simmons, their prize for winning the 2016 NBA draft lottery. Uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid's durability and Jahlil Okafor's defense makes Simmons' development that much more crucial...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 days ago 79,112 reads 200 comments

  5. The Biggest Hurdle Each Top-10 NBA Draft Pick Faces During 2016-17 Rookie Season

    Every rookie enters the NBA with a specific set of challenges. For some, the hurdles are related to their skill sets. Others have to overcome questionable athleticism or physical tools...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 days ago 1,267 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 14 days ago 2,984 reads 9 comments

  7. 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 15 days ago 6,636 reads 15 comments

  8. 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...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 18 days ago 13,816 reads 22 comments

  9. 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 19 days ago 44,528 reads 51 comments

  10. 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 22 days ago 35,332 reads 109 comments

  11. 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 24 days ago 76,891 reads 108 comments

  12. 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 25 days ago 34,381 reads 26 comments

  13. 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 28 days ago 27,584 reads 42 comments

  14. 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...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 29 days ago 70,630 reads 94 comments

  15. 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...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 137,949 reads 164 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 410,739 reads 304 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 29,862 reads 48 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 5,568 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 6,296 reads 6 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 59,443 reads 131 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 24,005 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 6,408 reads 11 comments

  23. 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 month ago 2,349 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 month ago 143,870 reads 155 comments

  25. 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 month ago 1,427 reads 1 comments