1. Breaking Down Why Top NBA Rookies Are Struggling to Begin 2013-14 Season

    The transition from college to the pros has been more of a roadblock than a speed bump for most 2013 NBA rookies. Even the top guys are struggling—guys who excelled in summer league and preseason...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,719 reads 4 comments

  2. Andrea Bargnani Becoming the Player Amar'e Stoudemire Can't Be for NY Knicks

    Hey, this Andrea Bargnani fella has looked pretty good lately, huh? I don't want to jinx that hot hand of his, but he's now up to 15 points per game on 51.6 percent shooting and 44 percent from downtown...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 19,800 reads 81 comments

  3. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Entering 2013-14 Season

    This projected 2014 NBA draft class is really something else. Based on what we've seen early on, it's reasonable to think there could be six or seven franchise players in the field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 33,285 reads 62 comments

  4. Potential Surprise One-and-Done Freshmen from 2014 NBA Draft Class

    Not every one-and-done freshman is obvious. Nobody had Anthony Bennett leaving after a year in the summer of 2013. Ben McLemore wasn't a lock to bounce early either. Sometimes, when the NBA comes calling, it's tough to turn your back...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 7,018 reads 2 comments

  5. Best 2014 NBA Prospects Not Named Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle or Jabari Parker

    Both the NBA and college worlds have been buzzing over the performances of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle at the State Farm Championship Classic. These three have seemingly separated themselves from the pack early on...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 21,595 reads 27 comments

  6. Is Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle or Jabari Parker the Most NBA-Ready?

    The best prospect in the country isn't always the guy who's ready to immediately rock and roll. Though it's early, that honor appears likely to go to one of three prospects in America who've seemingly separated from the pack...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 9,231 reads 5 comments

  7. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: How First Round Looks at Start of College Basketball Season

    As demanding as we are, I'm not sure we could have asked for a better start to the 2013-14 college basketball season. And the same goes for the race to the top of the NBA -prospect pyramid...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 145,744 reads 290 comments

  8. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker as Good as Advertised in Duke-Kansas Thriller

    We asked for a show, and a show is what we got. Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Duke's Jabari Parker were as good as advertised at the State Farm Championship Classic...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 67,567 reads 224 comments

  9. Julius Randle Captures Imagination of NBA Onlookers at State Farm Classic

    Attention NBA Scouts: this is not a two-horse race. With all the hype surrounding Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins' showdown at the State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago Tuesday night, Julius Randle made sure his voice was heard...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,926 reads 23 comments

  10. Best-Case, Worst-Case Pro Comparisons for 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Julius Randle

    Though it's early in the year, you get the feeling that Julius Randle is going to get his, whether it's against UNC-Ashville or UNC. He's a kid in a 6'9'', 250-pound muscular body...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 24,153 reads 29 comments

  11. Everything You Must Know About NBA Prospects at State Farm Champions Classic

    Whoever put this event together deserves some type of prize or medal. The 2014 State Farm Champions Classic will showcase four premier college basketball schools and a whole lot of future NBA ballers...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 10,664 reads 18 comments

  12. An NBA Fan's Guide to 2014 Draft Prospects Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker

    On Tuesday night when No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Kansas square off in the Champions Classic, we'll get our first look at Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 25,253 reads 50 comments

  13. How Jabari Parker Can Usurp Andrew Wiggins as No. 1 NBA Draft Prospect

    It seems as if Andrew Wiggins' legend has grown to the point where his seat atop draft boards is reserved. He's the favorite coming in for sure. The heavy favorite...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 44,471 reads 142 comments

  14. Ranking the Top 10 Can't-Miss 2013-14 College Basketball Games for NBA Fans

    If you're an NBA fan, you'll probably want to catch the college games with the most future pros. Thanks to one of the strongest projected fields in recent memory, there are a lot of them—both must-watch games and can't-miss prospects...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 10,174 reads 3 comments

  15. Don't Look Now, but Milwaukee Bucks' Rookie Nate Wolters Belongs

    If you're one of those who watches college basketball intently, does their own scouting and tries to predict who'll sink or swim, then you've probably had some internal debate over Nate Wolters ' NBA outlook...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 16,235 reads 7 comments

  16. Tiering Michael Carter-Williams on the NBA's Breakout Point Guard Ladder

    Michael Carter-Williams has the NBA on alert. He's quickly become the focal point of opposing defenses—the guy teams have to game-plan for when they face the Philadelphia 76ers ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 9,520 reads 18 comments

  17. NBA Rookies Who Are Already Making Teams Regret Passing on Them

    General managers and scouting departments hate to admit their own mistakes. So we'll do it for them. Now a week into the season, we're already seeing rookies who are making teams regret passing on them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 44,468 reads 44 comments

  18. Breaking Down What Anthony Bennett Must Do to Jumpstart NBA Career

    Call it what you like—too early, an adjustment phase, a tiny sample size—regardless, this wasn't the start Anthony Bennett or fans were hoping for. Bennett is now 0-of-15 from the floor through four games of the regular season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 12,232 reads 32 comments

  19. Under-the-Radar 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Who Could Shock the NBA World

    We've heard about the NBA prospects who are expected to make this a star-studded draft class. But what about the other guys? There's always a select few players capable of making the jump from afterthought to can't-miss prospect...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,523 reads 6 comments

  20. Michael Carter-Williams vs. Victor Oladipo: Which NBA Rookie Has Higher Ceiling?

    And just like that, the race for NBA Rookie of the Year is on. Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams have quickly established themselves as the standouts from the 2013 class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 16,683 reads 57 comments

  21. Former NBA 1st-Round Picks Who Are Poised to Thrive in Larger Roles

    For a lot of young NBA players, it's all about opportunity. And sometimes, it takes a few years before a good one arises. For some, that time is now...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 6,296 reads 4 comments

  22. Patchwork NY Knicks Roster Still Has a Lot to Figure out

    Though the New York Knicks were just a few seconds away from starting the year with a 2-0 record, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 11,255 reads 59 comments

  23. Did Anyone Notice Anthony Bennett's Cleveland Cavaliers Rookie Debut?

    Apparently the No. 1 overall pick already made his NBA debut. You sure wouldn't know it from the highlights or media coverage. There really isn't much hype surrounding Anthony Bennett ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 37,301 reads 60 comments

  24. Predicting the Ups and Downs We'll See from Michael Carter-Williams

    Holy moly . Michael Carter-Williams went nuts in his debut, activating video-game mode against the defending NBA champions. His stat line was insane—22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven boards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 13,017 reads 26 comments

  25. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Entire 1st Round as 2013-14 Season Starts

    The 2014 NBA draft promises an embarrassment of riches. In fact, the "sure things" seem so probable, and in such quantity, that numerous teams are selling their today in order to speculate for tomorrow...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 312,158 reads 389 comments