1. 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 11 months ago 10,679 reads 18 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 25,393 reads 50 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 44,608 reads 142 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 10,218 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 16,460 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 9,636 reads 18 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 44,531 reads 44 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 12,334 reads 32 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 11,555 reads 6 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 16,811 reads 57 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 6,358 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 11,299 reads 59 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 37,414 reads 60 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 13,089 reads 26 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 312,338 reads 389 comments

  16. What Fans Should Expect from Andrew Wiggins After Impressive Debut

    Andrew Wiggins made his highly anticipated college debut Tuesday night, even if it was in an exhibition game against Pittsburg State...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 26,750 reads 47 comments

  17. Why Andrea Bargnan Is Not the Answer for NY Knicks Alongside Carmelo Anthony

    It's not that he stinks. Andrea Bargnani just isn't the answer alongside Carmelo Anthony . At least not to the problem the New York Knicks are looking to solve. It didn't take long for coach Mike Woodson to figure that one out...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 10,400 reads 28 comments

  18. Projecting Which Under-the-Radar Rookies Will Make Biggest Impacts in 2013-14

    There might be some sneaky rookies taken outside the lottery with a chance to make an impact right away. Some of these guys came out of nowhere in preseason after entering it with little expectations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 2,918 reads 6 comments

  19. Is Carmelo Anthony's Supporting Cast Enough for Knicks to Surpass Expectations?

    It's not easy to land an NBA superstar. And a few years ago, the New York Knicks were lucky enough to acquire one. Ironically, it seems like finding a championship-worthy supporting cast has been more challenging than nabbing a centerpiece...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 3,345 reads 32 comments

  20. NBA Rookies to Watch Closely Entering 2013-14 Season

    There are just some guys who deserve a little extra attention. Whether they've shown preseason promise or come with interesting backstories, some of the rookies in the NBA this season should be considered must-follows this upcoming year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 22,736 reads 39 comments

  21. Is This J.R. Smith's Last Chance to Be Meaningful NBA Player?

    There isn't anything worse than disappointment, especially when it comes to trust. It hurts the people with expectations, as well as the image of the subject who failed to meet them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 7,727 reads 81 comments

  22. Phoenix Suns Officially All in on 2014 NBA Draft

    The competition for that No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft just got a little tighter. The Phoenix Suns made a major deal on Friday afternoon, as well as a statement regarding the future direction of the franchise...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 28,324 reads 36 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant's No. 25 ESPN Ranking Isn't as Ridiculous as It Sounds

    An outrage! A calamity! Preposterous! I know—I said the same thing when Master P was voted off Dancing with the Stars. But Kobe Bryant as the No. 25 player in the NBA this season? I can live with that...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 26,022 reads 199 comments

  24. Why Andrew Wiggins Won't Have Best Season of Any 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    College can be a funny thing. Despite all the fanfare, the structure, the experienced coaches, the women—it doesn't always bring out the best in young athletes. The top long-term prospect isn't necessarily the best current college player...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 11,202 reads 11 comments

  25. How Dion Waiters Must Raise His Game to Complement Kyrie Irving

    Dion Waiters flashed some serious offensive upside in his first year in Cleveland. The Cavaliers selected him No. 4 in 2012 with the belief he'd develop into a guy Kyrie Irving can go to in the offense...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 4,557 reads 9 comments