1. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: How the Entire 1st Round Shakes out Entering the New Year

    In what was supposed to be more of a down year in terms of talent, the projected 2015 NBA draft field is starting to look stronger by the day. New names have consistently found their way into the conversation...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 164,549 reads 308 comments

  2. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Ordering the Best Prospects Heading into the New Year

    Things are finally looking up for the rookies from the 2014 NBA draft class. Six of our top 10 actually earned starts over the past week...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 11,284 reads 6 comments

  3. NBA Draft Notebook: Jahlil Okafor Emerging as Hands-Down No. 1 2015 Prospect

    You get the feeling Duke center Jahlil Okafor is starting to pull away. He appears to be in the process of separating himself from the pack as the No. 1 overall favorite in the projected 2015 NBA draft field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 90,642 reads 169 comments

  4. Grading the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospects from the Kentucky-Louisville Showdown

    Thanks to an endless crew of NBA draft prospects, Kentucky's (13-0) journey to perfection remains intact following a 58-50 road win over No. 4 Louisville (11-1) ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 23,759 reads 25 comments

  5. Ranking the Most Versatile 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    Versatility is about creating mismatches as well as being able to impact a game from different angles. We're talking about guards who can play on or off the ball, big men who can operate inside and out, and wings who can guard multiple positions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 46,369 reads 38 comments

  6. NBA Rookie Ladder: How the Top 10 Stack Up Entering Christmas

    The 2014-15 NBA rookie ladder seems to be losing its luster by the week. Jabari Parker has officially joined Julius Randle on the season-ending injury list, while Joel Embiid, Aaron ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 68,570 reads 117 comments

  7. NBA Draft Notebook: Is Myles Turner Worth Gambling on with a Top-10 Pick in 2015

    Within a two-minute span in the first half, Texas' Myles Turner, a 6'11" freshman center, had hit three consecutive jumpers during his college debut against North Dakota State. The first was a rise-and-fire baseline jumper in one fluid motion...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 11,383 reads 16 comments

  8. Kansas' Top Freshmen Face Wavering NBA Draft Status

    Now a month into the college hoops calendar, with the 2015 NBA draft conversation in full swing, the Kansas' projected one-and-done freshmen are quietly slipping out of it...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 16,098 reads 19 comments

  9. Blueprint for Marcus Smart to Become Boston Celtics' Next Great Point Guard

    And just like that, the Boston Celtics have a new franchise point guard. Or at least that's the hope with Marcus Smart after ESPN.com reported that management shipped off Rajon Rondo in a trade to the Dallas Mavericks ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 2,645 reads 1 comments

  10. What's Behind Kevon Looney's UCLA Breakout as a Top-10 NBA Draft Prospect

    UCLA freshman big man Kevon Looney has made it tough to look away through the first month of the season. And he's become a major talking point in the 2015 NBA draft conversation...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 14,764 reads 19 comments

  11. Houston Rockets' Investment in Donatas Motiejunas Is Finally Paying off

    It looks like it's finally starting to click for Rockets big man Donatas Motiejunas . And it's a good thing, because after a year of being stashed abroad and two quiet ones ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 13,337 reads 20 comments

  12. D'Angelo Russell Emerging as Top 2015 NBA Draft Guard Prospect in College Hoops

    Though no doubt a terrific talent out of Montverde Academy, there were some questions prior to the season regarding freshman D'Angelo Russell's outlook as an NBA prospect...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 14,263 reads 15 comments

  13. NBA Injury Comeback Stories for Jabari Parker and Other Sidelined Rookies

    Don't think of Jabari Parker 's torn ACL as a major career setback. Think of it as a delay, which at 19 years old, he can afford. Parker is expected to miss the remainder of his rookie season, per ESPN...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 23,666 reads 24 comments

  14. 2015 NBA Draft Stock Report: Top Risers and Fallers Entering Mid-December

    Now a month into the college hoops calendar, the projected 2015 NBA prospects are starting to reveal themselves. For the most part, each prospect came in with specific expectations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 23,368 reads 24 comments

  15. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Could Emmanuel Mudiay Be No. 1 Pick in 2015?

    Nothing drives a prospect's NBA draft value quite like upside. And Emmanuel Mudiay is loaded with it. Early on, three guys have separated themselves into the 2015 No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 63,855 reads 79 comments

  16. Arizona's Stanley Johnson Making Case for Top-10 Consideration in 2015 NBA Draft

    Stanley Johnson's NBA sales pitch just continues to strengthen. He's been making it for a few years now, and it only seems to get more convincing by the month, f rom April's ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 14,023 reads 50 comments

  17. How Many Kentucky Wildcats Will Become Future NBA Draft Picks?

    Word on the streets is that this Kentucky roster is deep. It's actually unlike anything we've ever seen. The Wildcats smoked North Carolina Saturday afternoon 84-70, and Karl-Anthony ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 23,222 reads 24 comments

  18. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting All 30 1st-Round Picks During Early NCAA Season

    Nearly one month deep into the college hoops calendar, the 2015 NBA draft board is starting to take shape...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 69,877 reads 94 comments

  19. Breakout Performers Who've Become Must-Watch 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    Before the season started, we had a pretty good idea of who'd earn first-round consideration for the 2015 NBA draft. Roughly three weeks into the college hoops calendar, we can officially expand that list by six...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 19,191 reads 10 comments

  20. Does Giannis Antetokounmpo or Jabari Parker Have a Brighter NBA Future?

    There's something refreshing about a franchise successfully building through the draft. And the Milwaukee Bucks are on their way after stealing Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2013 and taking Jabari Parker this past June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 16,770 reads 29 comments

  21. Duke Wing Justise Winslow Emerging as a Potential Top-5 NBA Draft Pick

    Relative to last June's draft, the projected 2015 field might not offer the same caliber of star power or depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 16,315 reads 41 comments

  22. NBA Rookie Report Cards: How the Top 10 Shake out at NBA's Quarter-Season Mark

    After a rough first few weeks to start their NBA careers, it hasn't gotten much better for most 2015 rookies...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 127,333 reads 133 comments

  23. Who's the Better NBA Prospect, Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns?

    It's still early in the 2014-15 basketball calendar, but you'd have a hard time convincing anyone there are two better NBA prospects than Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns at the Division I level...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 101,478 reads 150 comments

  24. Willie Cauley-Stein Making Legitimate Push Toward 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

    Kentucky Coach John Calipari didn't fully stick to his platoon system Friday night against Texas. There was just no possible way he was taking out Willie Cauley-Stein, who ended ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 12,595 reads 20 comments

  25. Frank Kaminsky's Rise to 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Prospect Nearing Completion

    Frank Kaminsky came out of nowhere in 2013-14. It started with a 43-point explosion against North Dakota four games into his junior year, and from then on, he had our attention...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 2 years ago 19,093 reads 18 comments