1. 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 23,393 reads 17 comments

  2. 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 13,613 reads 20 comments

  3. 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 15,623 reads 60 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 15,522 reads 33 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 33,287 reads 28 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 28,465 reads 29 comments

  7. Can Andrew Wiggins Regain Surefire No. 1 NBA Draft Status?

    Here's the thing: it's not that Andrew Wiggins has been disappointing. He's looked pretty darn good to me—15.9 points a game, 47 percent shooting, as-good-as-advertised athleticism...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 27,051 reads 106 comments

  8. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Entire 1st Round Entering 2014

    The projected 2014 NBA draft field looks as strong on New Year's Day as it did on opening night of the season—maybe even stronger...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 403,929 reads 382 comments

  9. Ranking Top 3 NBA Draft Prospects at Every Position Entering 2014

    For NBA draft decision-makers, it can be helpful to separate your draft board by positional rankings. Depending on who's left, some teams might want to fill a specific position on the roster rather than just go with best available...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 39,825 reads 85 comments

  10. Who Will Have a Bigger 2014, LeBron James or Jabari Parker?

    LeBron James and Jabari Parker—two stars at completely different stages of stardom. They're both on track to accomplish some pretty wild stuff in 2014...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 3,719 reads 6 comments

  11. New York Knicks Must Consider Carmelo Anthony Trade and Full Roster Rebuild

    Sometimes, taking a step forward requires taking a few steps back. But the New York Knicks and their pride don't operate with that mentality. Though maybe it's time they should, considering all the success they've had as of late...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 47,200 reads 257 comments

  12. Ranking the Biggest Boom-or-Bust 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

    A boom-or-bust NBA prospect is a guy who's either going to hit his ceiling or crash towards his basement floor. These are the guys who offer high reward and high risk relative to where they're projected to be drafted...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 55,914 reads 108 comments

  13. Julius Randle's Scouting Report Expanding by the Day

    Man, is this guy tough to stop or what? He's not getting the same No. 1 overall buzz as Kansas' Andrew Wiggins or Duke's Jabari Parker, but Julius Randle might actually be the biggest mismatch and handful of all of them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,508 reads 11 comments

  14. 2014 NBA Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Notebook Entering the New Year

    We're starting to see a lot of activity on the NBA draft front with conference play approaching. The projected class is clearing up. And every week it seems like an under-the-radar prospect emerges...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 55,907 reads 75 comments

  15. Rewriting NBA Rookie Scouting Reports

    It's amazing how many college strengths have become weaknesses in the pros. As the level of competition changes, so have the scouting reports. And for the most part, the reports have been disappointing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 34,918 reads 22 comments

  16. The 1 Way Each Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Can Prove He's Worth Top Pick

    There is some serious competition this year for that top spot on the 2014 NBA draft board. Nobody has any margin for error. From here on out, it's all about hiding your weaknesses and eliminating any red flags...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 17,511 reads 13 comments

  17. Trey Burke's Growing Pains a Stepping Stone Toward Unlocking Potential

    There was a lot of debate surrounding Trey Burke as a prospect out of college. To some, he was the National Player of the Year and kid who just led Michigan to the Final Four...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,672 reads 1 comments

  18. Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospects with the Most to Prove This Season

    Prospects with something to prove typically have preset bars to reach or potential weaknesses that need fine-tuning. Some guys have to prove they're worth the hype that built them up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 16,226 reads 19 comments

  19. Why Didn't Anyone Know Andre Drummond Was Going to Be This Good?

    If you watched Andre Drummond in college, you probably wouldn't have guessed he'd be this dominant in the pros. I didn't. But I did when he was in prep school. A lot of people did...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 8,472 reads 11 comments

  20. Ranking Anthony Bennett Among Biggest NBA Draft Busts over Last 20 Years

    Anthony Bennett 's disastrous start has us wondering if it's ever going to end. Is he really the bust he appears to be early on, or is it too soon to judge? It's probably too soon, ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 39,743 reads 79 comments

  21. Future NBA Stars Who Need More Time in College Before Going Pro

    Not every NBA star is a one-and-done prospect. Believe it or not, some can actually benefit by staying in school to develop. Chasing first-round or lottery status can backfire if the chase is mistimed...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 23,527 reads 29 comments

  22. Is Andrew Wiggins' 2014 NBA Draft Stock Starting to Slip?

    Andrew Wiggins ' draft stock has seen better days. Try six weeks ago. His seemingly bulletproof stock has taken a hit since the start of the season. There are a lot more open seats on Wiggins' bandwagon than in October...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 65,506 reads 260 comments

  23. Re-Drafting the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery

    And with the first pick of the 2013 NBA re-draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select: not Anthony Bennett. How many teams wish they could go back and re-draft the 2013 class? So far, ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 200,856 reads 220 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 52,357 reads 88 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 12,103 reads 29 comments