1. 2014 NBA Summer League Stars Who Are for Real

    Every year we see guys put up monster numbers in summer league, but not all of them pan out once the NBA 's regular season hits and the competition picks up...

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  2. Did Emmanuel Mudiay Help or Hurt His 2015 NBA Draft Stock by Going Overseas?

    Emmanuel Mudiay , an elite recruit who previously passed on Kentucky for Larry Brown and SMU, has decided to change his plans and take a different path to the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 37,639 reads 54 comments

  3. Early Report Card Grades for Nerlens Noel During 2014 NBA Summer League

    We've seen a lot of sharp performances so far in summer league, but none has been more encouraging than what we've seen from Nerlens Noel , who, prior to July, hadn't played in a competitive game since February 2013...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 24,806 reads 35 comments

  4. Updated Scouting Report for Los Angeles Lakers 2nd-Round Pick Jordan Clarkson

    School: Missouri Height/Weight : 6'5", 193 lbs Age: 22 years old Projected NBA Position: Combo Guard Pro Comparison: Tyreke Evans/Jerryd Bayless Twitter ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 18,219 reads 27 comments

  5. Kevin Love Trade Must Not Cost Cleveland Cavaliers Andrew Wiggins

    You can't trade Andrew Wiggins . Not even for Kevin Love. Not after the upside Wiggins has flashed and the progress he's made...

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  6. NBA Rookies Who Will Make Immediate Impact

    This 2014 rookie class consists of plenty of NBA -ready prospects, but only a few are actually ready to make an immediate impact...

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  7. How James Ennis Went from Summer League Prospect to Key Miami Heat Piece

    Keep your eyes on James Ennis. He's in the process of hitting his stride—something some guys hit early, some hit late and some never hit at all. The stride is all about gradual progression...

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  8. How 'Kid from Akron' LeBron James Came to Rule the NBA

    And just like that, LeBron James is heading home to the Cleveland Cavaliers , which he announced through Sports Illustrated by penning a well-crafted essay (as told by Lee Jenkins) on his thoughts and reasoning to the decision...

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  9. NBA Summer League 2014: Team-by-Team Guide to Vegas Squads

    Between the incoming rookies, returning sophomores and some veterans, we could be looking at one of the most competitive Las Vegas Summer Leagues in recent memory...

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  10. Will Keeping Gordon Hayward Help or Hurt Growth of Utah Jazz Rookie Dante Exum?

    Gordon Hayward is a wanted man. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer , the Charlotte Hornets just signed the restricted free agent to a four-year, $63 million offer sheet...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 6,130 reads 23 comments

  11. Can Pistons' Summer League Stud Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Be Legit This Year?

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is on fire. And it's more than just hot shooting. He actually looks like a seasoned NBA 2-guard playing amongst rookies and castoffs...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 8,759 reads 58 comments

  12. Biggest Challenges and Hurdles for New Brooklyn Nets Coach Lionel Hollins

    Good for Lionel Hollins . This guy deserved the next big available NBA coaching position following the admirable job he did with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2009 to 2013...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 2,618 reads 2 comments

  13. Realistic Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel This Season

    It's hard to believe how long it's been since Nerlens Noel last played. Eighteen months ago—February 2013 was when he tore his ACL against Florida while attempting a chase-down block off a 70-foot sprint...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 11,327 reads 29 comments

  14. Realistic Expectations for Jabari Parker's Rookie Season with Milwaukee Bucks

    We've been attaching that NBA -ready label to Jabari Parker since he put up 27 points on Kansas back in November. From day one of the season to March, he pretty much looked like a pro among kids during his one-and-done freshman year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 39,973 reads 127 comments

  15. Names to Watch at Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues

    I've got a feeling the 2014 summer leagues are going to be a lot more competitive than the leagues in 2013. The Orlando Summer League will consist of 10 teams, and it kicks off on July 5...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 81,917 reads 221 comments

  16. Early 2014-15 NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    The NBA doesn't hand out many awards for the rookies, so we decided to make our own. Outside of Rookie of the Year, I've created nine more categories with predictions for each...

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  17. Why Cleanthony Early Could Be a Real Asset for New York Knicks' Future

    What seemed like just a throw-in in the trade that sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks , the No. 34 pick could prove to be the most valuable asset the New York Knicks got in return...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 27,516 reads 58 comments

  18. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: An Early Look Ahead to Class of 2015

    The projected 2015 NBA draft class doesn't quite offer the star power of 2014's, but there are some really strong incoming freshmen, along with a few returning upperclassmen to give this group some depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 68,346 reads 115 comments

  19. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: A Very Early Look at Next Year

    With the 2014 NBA draft now in the past, it would be weird if we didn't have a 2015 mock draft ready to roll...

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  20. NBA Draft 2015 Big Board: A Preview of Next Year's Potential Class

    And with the 2014 NBA draft in the books, our scouting for 2015 has officially begun. Quite frankly, the 2015 class isn't as flashy or deep as the one we just saw drafted...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 68,190 reads 151 comments

  21. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Breaking Down Potential Trades on Draft Night

    This is that time of year when trade rumors come flying at you left and right. Some are probably true, others aren't—but they're out there. And all of the ones we've heard so far at least sound somewhat plausible...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 179,624 reads 291 comments

  22. NBA Draft 2014 Big Board: Tracking the Best Players Still Available

    The final 2014 NBA draft big board reflects everything from regular-season performance to predraft workout buzz. Joel Embiid's recent foot injury has led to a shake-up in the top five, as he'd been our No...

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  23. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

    Draft boards around the NBA got shaken up following the latest injury to Joel Embiid, who no longer has a firm grip on that No. 1 spot. Now, the big question revolves around just how far he'll slide...

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  24. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Breaking Down Orlando Magic Best Draft Plans

    With two picks in the lottery, the Orlando Magic are staring at two different possible plans of attack for the 2014 NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 9,212 reads 95 comments

  25. Jordan Adams NBA Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for Grizzlies Rookie

    Drafted by: Memphis Grizzlies , No. 22 overall School: UCLA Height/Weight : 6'5", 209 lbs Age: 19 years old Projected NBA Position: Shooting Guard Pro ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 4,370 reads 13 comments