1. 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 day ago 57,127 reads 133 comments

  2. 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 2 days ago 106,315 reads 219 comments

  3. 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 3 days ago 116,766 reads 235 comments

  4. 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 4 days ago 202,283 reads 365 comments

  5. 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 7 days ago 83,457 reads 121 comments

  6. 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 8 days ago 85,984 reads 67 comments

  7. 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 9 days ago 186,453 reads 171 comments

  8. 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 10 days ago 212,872 reads 424 comments

  9. 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 11 days ago 113,706 reads 368 comments

  10. 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 14 days ago 3,133 reads 2 comments

  11. 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 14 days ago 8,271 reads 15 comments

  12. 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 15 days ago 55,173 reads 41 comments

  13. 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 16 days ago 37,623 reads 61 comments

  14. 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 17 days ago 8,791 reads 26 comments

  15. 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 18 days ago 100,552 reads 78 comments

  16. 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 29 days ago 2,239 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 month ago 115,329 reads 237 comments

  18. 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 month ago 17,365 reads 85 comments

  19. 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 month ago 190,044 reads 241 comments

  20. 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 month ago 251,623 reads 333 comments

  21. 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 month ago 1,529,237 reads 679 comments

  22. 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 month ago 422,288 reads 396 comments

  23. NBA Draft 100 Series: Ranking the Top Prospects of the 2015 Class

    The projected 2015 NBA draft looks deep, with star power at the top and plenty of potential serviceable role players as you move further down the board...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 72,532 reads 101 comments

  24. NBA Draft 100 Series: Ranking the Top Centers of the 2015 Class

    There might not be a stronger position than center in the 2015 NBA draft. The top two picks could well both be centers. We could even see five big men go in the lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 54,162 reads 117 comments

  25. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's 1st-Round Predictions

    With just a few days to go before the 2015 NBA draft, teams and NBA prospects are wrapping up their final predraft workouts. In the meantime, rumors continue to fly left and right...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 848,550 reads 705 comments