1. The Evolution of Joel Embiid from Project to Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    It wasn't long ago Joel Embiid was considered an afterthought to Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker on the NBA-draft front. It actually wasn't even that long ago Embiid was playing soccer and volleyball in Cameroon...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 14,914 reads 33 comments

  2. Breakout College Basketball Seniors Emerging onto NBA Draft Radar

    Not everyone can be a one-and-done prospect. Sometimes, it takes four years for a player to find his game and ultimately generate NBA attention...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,842 reads 4 comments

  3. Breaking Down What Otto Porter Must Do to Jumpstart Washington Wizards Career

    It's been a rough go early on for Washington Wizards ' rookie Otto Porter, who's struggled to make an impact following some offseason and preseason health issues. Welcome to the club...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,118 reads 16 comments

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers Should Send Anthony Bennett to D-League

    This has to be the most preposterous story line of the 2013-14 NBA season. Cleveland Cavaliers ' rookie Anthony Bennett has been painfully awful through roughly two months of ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 13,226 reads 57 comments

  5. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Depth of Draft, Not Star Power, Real Story of 2014

    When we look back at the 2014 NBA draft class 20 years from now, it might not be the Hall of Fame group it was initially cracked up to be...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 24,527 reads 82 comments

  6. Joel Embiid Flashing Dominance Worthy Of No. 1 Overall 2014 NBA Draft Pick

    Pure dominance. That's the level of impact that Kansas freshman Joel Embiid has been making lately. He's completely taking over games—even without getting many offensive touches...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 28,131 reads 81 comments

  7. Philadelphia 76ers Would Be Foolish to Rush Nerlens Noel's NBA Debut

    The Philadelphia 76ers would be foolish to rush Nerlens Noel 's NBA debut. Sure, he's been cleared for " limited on-court work ," according to general manager Sam Hinkie , via Jeff Goodman of ESPN...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 4,719 reads 24 comments

  8. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Joel Embiid Usurps Top Spot in Latest 1st-Round Projection

    I'm not sure you can go wrong with any of the No. 1 overall contenders, but one of them has begun to separate from the pack. Kansas' Joel Embiid has stolen the show from Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 361,197 reads 583 comments

  9. Best Potential 2014 NBA Draft Landing Spots for Kansas Star Joel Embiid

    Joel Embiid has quickly established himself as one of the potential treasures in the 2014 NBA draft field. He's been on a tear as of late and even recently started generating No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 13,226 reads 26 comments

  10. Breaking Down How Jabari Parker Can Rewrite His Scouting Report

    Say hello to the wall that just about every freshman hits. Its latest victim: Duke's Jabari Parker , who's now been held in check for almost two consecutive weeks. You knew he'd cool off eventually...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 9,119 reads 19 comments

  11. The Ultimate Dante Exum 2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report

    Dante Exum , widely considered the top NBA prospect outside the United States, is getting closer to making his introduction...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 22,883 reads 36 comments

  12. Does Alex Len Have Long-Term Future with Phoenix Suns?

    The Phoenix Suns didn't draft Alex Len to present them with a short-term solution. They did it with the intention of developing him into their long-term starting center. Len hasn't made much of a contribution through roughly 10 weeks on the job..

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 12,436 reads 38 comments

  13. How to Fix NBA Rookies Who Are Still Struggling

    There have been few standout NBA rookies this season, and many aren't even playing. Most of the ones who are have stunk so far, and there's no secret as to why...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 73,954 reads 170 comments

  14. Kansas Jayhawks Offer NBA a Trio of Draft Riches

    Kansas rolls deep this year with NBA talent. Kansas State found that out the hard way Saturday afternoon when it got waxed off the floor by a trio of dynamite freshmen...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 20,356 reads 47 comments

  15. Projecting NBA Ceiling for Creighton Star Doug McDermott

    One of the most productive players in the country since 2011, Doug McDermott's NBA projections have been all over the map. Now averaging 24.3 points a game after averaging 23.2 as a junior and 22...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 22,374 reads 67 comments

  16. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Is Andrew Wiggins' Upside Enough for No. 1 Pick?

    It took nearly two months, but it looks like the freshman wall has suddenly come into play. Andrew Wiggins hasn't been able to sustain any offensive rhythm as of late. And at times, it doesn't even look like he wants to...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 35,368 reads 97 comments

  17. Does Anthony Bennett Have Long-Term Future with Cavs After Luol Deng Trade?

    If there was any hope that Anthony Bennett would emerge from the shadows of the Cleveland Cavaliers ' bench, you can probably kiss it goodbye...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 5,298 reads 15 comments

  18. Best Potential Trade Destinations for D-League Sensation Pierre Jackson

    Pierre Jackson, a second-round pick of the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2013 NBA draft, has been absolutely lighting it up for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League. Through 17 games, he's averaging 30...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 10,948 reads 26 comments

  19. Breaking Down What Portland Trail Blazers Should Expect from C.J. McCollum

    C.J.McCollum's return, or arrival, is good news all around. For starters, he should help give this lousy 2013 draft class a healthy kick in the rear...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,164 reads 9 comments

  20. Ranking Biggest Early-Season Risers and Fallers of 2014 NBA Draft Class

    With conference play underway, we've already seen the draft-stock needle move for a fair share of NBA prospects. Of course, that needle moves in both directions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 23,397 reads 17 comments

  21. Is UCLA's Zach LaVine the Biggest Boom-or-Bust 2014 NBA Draft Prospect?

    It's not that he came out of nowhere, because if you follow recruiting, you know who he is. But Zach LaVine wasn't necessarily pegged as a 2014 lottery candidate out of high school...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 13,674 reads 20 comments

  22. Blueprint for New York Knicks to Build Successful Roster Around Carmelo Anthony

    It's that time of the decade again—the time when we discuss how the New York Knicks should plan to rebuild for their next chapter. And based on their current situation, it looks like the plan will once again feature Carmelo Anthony ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 15,676 reads 60 comments

  23. What Kendall Marshall Brings to the Table for LA Lakers

    I'll tell you what Kendall Marshall brings to the table—a functioning body with all of his limbs and ligaments intact...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 15,613 reads 33 comments

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

    The top 20 prospects continue playing musical chairs, with the barrier into it acting as a revolving door. This week, it let in two new prospects after their standout play and consistency throughout the year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 33,299 reads 28 comments

  25. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Why New Year Will Show Depth of 2014 Draft Class

    This projected 2014 NBA draft class isn't just about the superstars at the top. If you've got a first-round pick in 2014, you'll have a good shot at landing a rotation player with upside on a rookie deal for the next few seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 28,478 reads 29 comments