1. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

    After just seven weeks of college basketball, we now have a new No. 1 on the board. Jabari Parker has been too good to ignore at this point...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 52,323 reads 88 comments

  2. Best-Case, Worst-Case NBA Projection for Rising 2014 Draft Star Joel Embiid

    We've all heard this type of story before: A 7-footer plays his first organized basketball at 16 years old, finds out he's pretty good and then gets scholarship offers from high-profile colleges...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 12,013 reads 29 comments

  3. What's the Real Ceiling for Milwaukee Bucks Phenom Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo?

    When you take a guy like Giannis Antetokounmpo in the draft, you're more or less taking the "idea" of Giannis Antetokounmpo. You can't possibly know how good he's going to be when he hits the peak of his career...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 25,520 reads 30 comments

  4. Nikola Mirotic to Jumpstart Chicago Bulls' Makeover Around Derrick Rose

    Derrick Rose 's second consecutive season-ending injury pretty much sealed the fate of this group—a tough unit filled with disciplined, likable veterans...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 9,206 reads 39 comments

  5. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Parker Overtakes Andrew Wiggins

    The time has come. Andrew Wiggins' seemingly bulletproof draft stock has taken a small hit, and in a pool with standout talent, someone else was ready to capitalize. Jabari Parker is our new No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 398,402 reads 524 comments

  6. Ranking the Best Fits in Potential Rajon Rondo Trade

    Who knows what the Boston Celtics are up to? Rajon Rondo has been all smiles on that Boston bench, and now his return is nearing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 68,711 reads 286 comments

  7. Ranking the Best Under-the-Radar 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

    Who doesn't love under-the-radar prospects? These are the diamonds in the rough—the guys who don't make national headlines but might ultimately represent prizes in the 2014 draft field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 23,514 reads 30 comments

  8. Brad Stevens Proving to Be Boston Celtics' Ideal Choice for Post-Doc Rivers Era

    Does this guy know what he's doing or what? Brad Stevens has been everything I'd imagine Danny Ainge hoped he'd be when he risked signing a mid-major college coach to a pro-level six-year contract...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 9,019 reads 13 comments

  9. It's Time for NY Knicks to Cut Losses and Trade JR Smith

    It's as if the basketball gods were merely testing the New York Knicks this past offseason. They gave them the option to let J.R. Smith walk in free agency or to sign him long term...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 15,509 reads 80 comments

  10. Willie Cauley-Stein Blocking Out Doubters After Returning to Kentucky

    Willie Cauley-Stein is following the blueprint. It's a blueprint designed to benefit prospects like him—guys who return to school in need of a boost in draft stock...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,864 reads 15 comments

  11. Glenn Robinson III Finally Looking Like the Lottery Pick We Thought He'd Be

    In what was ultimately a heartbreaking 72-70 loss to Arizona, Glenn Robinson III reminded us why many had pegged him as a lottery prospect following the 2012-13 season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,737 reads 8 comments

  12. New York Knicks Have Nothing to Lose by Increasing Amar'e Stoudemire's Role

    He's not the same explosive force he used to be, but at this point, the New York Knicks will take a jump-shooting Amar'e Stoudemire , right? STAT looked as good as he's looked in a year Wednesday night in an 83-78 win over the Chicago Bulls ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 4,838 reads 22 comments

  13. Biggest NBA Rookie Surprises and Disappointments from 1st Quarter of Season

    Let's be honest—we knew coming in this wasn't a star-studded NBA draft class. However, a few rookies have unexpectedly stood out...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,496 reads 14 comments

  14. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Ranking College Basketball's Finest in Mid-December

    The projected 2014 NBA draft class is starting to take shape. And so far, it's looking pretty darn strong. Potential stars keep emerging from under hidden rocks...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 245,058 reads 388 comments

  15. Andrew Wiggins Showing Flashes of Brilliance, but Hardly the Complete Package

    In a loss to Florida that was a lot more lopsided than the 67-61 score would suggest, Andrew Wiggins finished with his best individual performance of the season Tuesday night...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 76,177 reads 81 comments

  16. Future NBA Stars Stuck in Bad Situations

    One of the most important aspects of the NBA developmental process is the team-player fit. A lot of guys get drafted into situations that don't allow them to thrive or reach their true potential...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 30,330 reads 51 comments

  17. Meet the NBA Draft Radar's Biggest New Risers

    It's not that we didn't see them coming—it's how fast they got here that's been so impressive. Some of these guys have come out of nowhere. Others are freshmen who were expected to take a little more time to heat up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 10,655 reads 12 comments

  18. DeMar DeRozan's Time to Shine for Toronto Raptors Officially Begins Now

    Here's the beauty of building through the draft: DeMar DeRozan has already gotten four solid seasons of experience, and now he's entering his prime at just 24 years old on less than $10 million a year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 3,296 reads 10 comments

  19. Breaking Down What to Expect from Washington Wizards Rookie Otto Porter

    It's been a while since we've heard from Otto Porter, who's been hampered by hamstring and hip injuries since the draft back in June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 20,545 reads 35 comments

  20. How Much Can a Deron Williams Return Help Stinky Brooklyn Nets?

    The Brooklyn Nets stink. It was almost uncomfortable watching the 3-13 New York Knicks just steamroll them in their brand new building. And this was a steamrolling. The Nets got waxed right off the floor by 23 points in the second half...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,185 reads 22 comments

  21. How Will We Know If Phoenix Suns' Rookie Alex Len Is a Bust?

    Nineteen games, 31 minutes, No. 5 pick overall. We won't know for sure whether Alex Len is a bust until his rookie contract expires. Let's not write the kid off before he's healthy enough to play...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 18,930 reads 23 comments

  22. How Good Can Chicago Bulls' Super-Prospect Nikola Mirotic Be in the NBA?

    It's easy to forget the Chicago Bulls have a good-looking player just seasoning over in Europe. Nikola Mirotic , the No. 23 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, has been absolutely tearing it up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 38,805 reads 102 comments

  23. Patience Paying Major Dividends for NBA Lottery Hopeful Adreian Payne

    Good things come to those who wait—and bypass the draft to improve their offensive game and stock. I think that's how the old saying goes. A former consensus ( ESPN , Rivals , Scout...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,117 reads 6 comments

  24. Projecting NBA Ceilings for Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo

    Well, that was quick. We're pretty much down to a two-man race for Rookie of the Year before 2014 even hit. Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo have both separated early from the pack...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,514 reads 23 comments

  25. Jabari Parker's Post Game Makes Him Most Complete 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    It was just another day at the office for Jabari Parker in Duke's 79-69 win over Michigan. Only Parker sat at a different desk for this one...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 23,946 reads 99 comments