1. 7 NBA Rookies Blowing Away Expectations

    There aren't too many NBA rookies making an impact. Most of the ones we expected to shine have actually struggled early on, while a few of the later picks have been surprisingly productive...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 92,806 reads 167 comments

  2. Is Jerry West onto Something by Questioning 2014 NBA Draft Class?

    Call him a realist, a pessimist or just a tough judge of talent—Jerry West isn't down with this projected 2014 NBA draft class. “And everyone is talking about an incredible draft class this year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 31,610 reads 119 comments

  3. NBA Draft Notebook: Does Andrew Wiggins or Marcus Smart Have to Adjust More?

    The college-to- NBA transition process is all about making adjustments. Depending on what each prospect has to offer—physically, mentally and fundamentally—some have to make bigger ones than others...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 30,732 reads 73 comments

  4. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting All 30 First-Round Picks Entering March

    For the first time in two months, our 2014 NBA mock draft board has seen some movement in the top three. We're also starting to hear plenty of noise from overseas...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 304,270 reads 544 comments

  5. 2014 NBA Draft Prospects with the Most to Prove Entering Critical March Stretch

    Depending on what each prospect's goals are in terms of NBA draft projections, a portion of them will have something to prove down the final stretch of the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 13,481 reads 9 comments

  6. Andrew Wiggins Proving It's Foolish to Write Him off as Future NBA Star

    If you've taken Andrew Wiggins ' name off your first-pick overall ballot, it's time to write him back in. Wiggins has been cooking lately for Kansas—he just racked up his seventh game in a row with at least 14 points...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 42,152 reads 123 comments

  7. 9 NBA Draft Prospects Who Are One Year Away from a Full-Fledged Breakout

    This is the year where they flash their upside. Next season is when those flashes turn into a steady stream of production. Sometimes, it just takes a guy an extra year to settle in, whether the delayed breakout is due to a limited game or limited role.

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 27,916 reads 25 comments

  8. 2014 NBA Draft Stock Watch: Biggest Risers and Fallers Heading into March

    The lights get brighter when March hits. NBA scouts and executives tend to zoom in with their microscopes—each performance, whether it's for better or worse, has the ability to move the needle in one direction or the other...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 33,585 reads 32 comments

  9. Is Iman Shumpert as Good as Gone This Offseason?

    Well, this is awkward. After reportedly trying to deal guard Iman Shumpert to numerous teams throughout the year, the deadline has passed and he's still a New York Knick ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 9,654 reads 52 comments

  10. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 Draft Prospects After 2014 NBA Trade Deadline

    As we inch closer to conference tournament play, our top-20 board has begun to solidify itself. And the top dogs in the class continue to ball. Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have each been pretty darn good as of late...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 16,189 reads 39 comments

  11. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Why Joel Embiid Is Still No. 1 2014 Prospect

    Hopefully that rough stretch in early February didn't have you questioning Joel Embiid 's credentials as a No. 1 overall draft candidate. The big fella just needed to charge the old battery, that's all...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 17,570 reads 34 comments

  12. 5 NBA Teams That Would Be Best Potential Fits for Luol Deng

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have been all over the place this year. The latest news surrounding them comes from ESPN's Brian Windhorst, who's reporting that they're now shopping Luol Deng , the forward they traded for just last month...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 8,116 reads 22 comments

  13. Why Gary Harris Is Safer 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Than James Young

    Michigan State sophomore Gary Harris and Kentucky freshman James Young are two of the highest-ranked shooting guards or wings in the projected 2014 NBA draft class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 5,902 reads 14 comments

  14. 5 NBA Teams Targeting Future Draft Picks Entering 2014 Trade Deadline

    There are some teams that use the NBA trading deadline to improve for the second half of the year. And there are others that use it to build for the future. These are the sellers—the teams that are thinking big picture...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 1,069 reads 0 comments

  15. Ranking Best 2-Way Prospects in 2014 NBA Draft Class

    The NBA loves two-way prospects—guys who are able to impact a game both on offense and defense. There's tremendous value in a player who can score and defend—you won't ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 29,621 reads 70 comments

  16. 8 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Who Could Be 1st-Round Steals

    With so many big names projected to go at the top of the 2014 NBA draft, there are going to be some pretty good players who fall. It's really a good year to own a first-round pick, even if it's not in the lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 21,990 reads 25 comments

  17. Who Would the NBA's Worst Teams Take with No. 1 Pick in 2014 NBA Draft?

    There are roughly six teams who stink just enough to make a run at the lottery. And based on their rosters, along with the stage they're at in their rebuilding process, each franchise will likely have a different-looking draft board...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 43,752 reads 157 comments

  18. The Ultimate Andrew Wiggins-Jabari Parker Comparison: Who Comes Out on Top?

    It's a debate going on in every gym, cafeteria, laundromat and NBA draft room. Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker—a toss-up that could ultimately impact the next five, 10—maybe ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 39,114 reads 114 comments

  19. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Is Doug McDermott Worthy of a 2014 Lottery Pick?

    There's one of these type of guys every year. Some believe in Creighton senior Doug McDermott, while others just don't see it when they put on their NBA goggles. McDermott has gotten to the point where he's nearly mastered the college game...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 14,360 reads 54 comments

  20. The Most Lethal Shooters of the 2014 NBA Draft Class

    Shooting—you won't find a team in the NBA that has enough of it. Everyone could use a shooter. A lethal outside stroke alone could actually be enough to get you drafted or give you a career...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 21,779 reads 24 comments

  21. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Entire First Round, Pre-Trade Deadline

    Though there's plenty of star power at the top, it might ultimately be the depth that defines this 2014 NBA draft class. If you've got a first-round pick, you'll have an excellent shot at acquiring an asset or immediate contributor...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 94,154 reads 123 comments

  22. Jabari Parker Reminding Everyone Why He's Top 3 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    Apparently, that freshman wall that was meant to slow Duke's Jabari Parker down just wasn't very sturdy...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 22,863 reads 75 comments

  23. Andrew Wiggins' Defense Mixes Concerning Lapses, Encouraging Flashes

    Just like his offensive potential, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins ' defensive upside is off the charts. You really couldn't ask for a better set of lock-down tools for a wing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 4,184 reads 7 comments

  24. Will Shoving Incident Affect Oklahoma State Prospect Marcus Smart's Draft Stock?

    Just six seconds before his Oklahoma State Cowboys were about to lose their fifth game in their last six tries, Marcus Smart's bubble of frustration officially burst...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 41,333 reads 267 comments

  25. Milwaukee Bucks Wise to Turn Away Offers for Larry Sanders

    Given the injuries, off-court issues and on-court struggles, it's only natural to lose patience with Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders . But selling low solves nothing. Sanders' value is not where it once was...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 13,995 reads 51 comments