1. 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 7 months ago 6,169 reads 22 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 18,792 reads 23 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 38,029 reads 102 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 6,094 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 7,461 reads 23 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 23,921 reads 99 comments

  7. Could Move to Small Forward Jumpstart Cavs Rookie Anthony Bennett's NBA Success?

    It's not like it could get any worse. This whole power forward gig isn't really working out for Anthony Bennett . He needs some type of jumpstart —something that should allow him to take a newer, fresher approach...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 7,243 reads 45 comments

  8. Breaking Down How Andrew Wiggins Can Reverse Sluggish Start to Kansas Career

    Let's be honest here—whether you still believe Andrew Wiggins is the No. 1 pick or not, he hasn't met the ridiculous height of the bar that's been unfairly set. The hype wasn't his fault...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 9,778 reads 21 comments

  9. Paul Pierce Injury the Latest Sign That Brooklyn Nets Team Wasn't Meant to Be

    What a disaster. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, another bolt of destructive lightning has struck the Brooklyn Nets in the form of an injury to Paul Pierce , as announced by the team on Monday...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 5,438 reads 23 comments

  10. Marcus Smart Is Forcing His Way into Elite 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Conversation

    It's not that he was never in the conversation. But over the past few months, it's seemed as if Marcus Smart has been pushed towards its outer perimeter...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 7,550 reads 7 comments

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

    Another week of college basketball, another week of standout performances. Some of these guys are really, really good. The top of the projected class continues to look strong, while some new names have begun to emerge into first-round conversations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 75,670 reads 189 comments

  12. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Slotting College Hoops' Finest After First Half Dozen Games

    It almost seems like there's a can't-miss prospect in every college game that's televised. Talent is emerging from all over the place...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 349,425 reads 387 comments

  13. How Long Can Washington Wizards Stay Afloat Without Bradley Beal?

    Not again. The diagnosis is a stress injury to his proximal right fibula—the same diagnosis Bradley Beal received after injuring his leg last season. Only last season's injury forced Beal to miss all of April and most of the summer...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 5,963 reads 14 comments

  14. Can Derrick Williams Finally Reach NBA Potential with Sacramento Kings?

    I'm not sure there are too many young players in bigger need of a scenery change. Derrick Williams , the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, just hasn't been effective through his first two years in the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,008 reads 40 comments

  15. Should Chicago Bulls Punt the Season and Go All in on Loaded 2014 NBA Draft?

    No plan or strategy can rightfully answer the problem that now faces the Chicago Bulls . It's the type of problem that requires franchise-altering decision-making and maneuvering...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 23,219 reads 137 comments

  16. Breaking Down What to Expect from Terrence Jones as Rockets Starting Forward

    Sometimes, it just clicks. Terrence Jones is running with an awesome opportunity in Houston, where he's recently been named the team's starting power forward. Since the move, Jones is averaging 15 points, 8...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 15,796 reads 55 comments

  17. What Will Rock Bottom Look Like for NY Knicks?

    You're looking at it. The New York Knicks have hit their rock bottom. That's what a foul on a three-pointer with five seconds to go will get you. Call me an optimist, but I'm not sure it can get any worse (of course it can)...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 21,109 reads 154 comments

  18. Everything You Need to Know About Cavs' Rookie Matthew Dellavedova

    Matthew Dellavedova had his doubters. But right now, there are probably a whole bunch of people out there saying, "I told you so." He was passed on 60 times in the 2013 NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,393 reads 10 comments

  19. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 2014 NBA Draft Prospects in Early 2013-14 Season

    This week in college basketball saw some individual offensive eruptions that might have ultimately moved the NBA -draft needle...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 36,046 reads 100 comments

  20. Why Cleveland Cavaliers Should Send No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett to the D-League

    What are they doing to this kid? He was booed Wednesday night...at home. Anthony Bennett was booed at home after airballing a three-pointer—a miss that's now made him 5-of-37 from the floor on the year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 86,606 reads 312 comments

  21. Dante Exum Belongs on Same Level as Star 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

    It's really too bad he's not competing with them directly. Had Dante Exum been able to participate this year in the NCAA, the top-prospect debate would be between four 18-years-olds—not just three...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 18,189 reads 39 comments

  22. Why Andrew Wiggins Is a Bigger Risk Than Jabari Parker and Julius Randle

    It's amazing what just a few games can tell you—everything you need to know, yet at the same time, absolutely nothing at all. We found out right away that this is at least a conversation...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 27,598 reads 98 comments

  23. Why Duke Star Jabari Parker Is Poised to Become a Future NBA Scoring Machine

    This guy is just unstoppable. Jabari Parker is showing signs that would suggest he's poised to become one of the NBA's next big scoring machines...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 19,080 reads 63 comments

  24. Knicks vs. Nets: Which New York Team Is More Likely to Miss the Playoffs?

    Booooo . These teams have really stunk so far. The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have been downright awful to start the year, despite entering it with "contender" expectations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 8,227 reads 44 comments

  25. 6 2014 NBA Prospects Who Must Have Bounce-Back Season to Revive Draft Stock

    Knowing when to stay in school or declare for the NBA draft is all about maximizing your stock. Sometimes, it takes a few years for a prospect to become the guy that pro teams are looking for...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 3,706 reads 2 comments