1. 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 7 months ago 10,651 reads 12 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 3,275 reads 10 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 20,524 reads 35 comments

  4. 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 6,170 reads 22 comments

  5. 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 18,801 reads 23 comments

  6. 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 38,078 reads 102 comments

  7. 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 6,095 reads 6 comments

  8. 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 7,468 reads 23 comments

  9. 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 23,924 reads 99 comments

  10. 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 7,253 reads 45 comments

  11. 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

  12. 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 5,439 reads 23 comments

  13. 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 7,553 reads 7 comments

  14. 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

  15. 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 8 months ago 349,428 reads 387 comments

  16. 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 5,966 reads 14 comments

  17. 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 11,013 reads 40 comments

  18. 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 23,223 reads 137 comments

  19. 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 15,802 reads 55 comments

  20. 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

  21. 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 11,406 reads 10 comments

  22. 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 36,049 reads 100 comments

  23. 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 86,611 reads 312 comments

  24. 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 18,195 reads 39 comments

  25. 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 27,607 reads 98 comments