1. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Depth of Draft, Not Star Power, Real Story of 2014

    When we look back at the 2014 NBA draft class 20 years from now, it might not be the Hall of Fame group it was initially cracked up to be...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 24,747 reads 82 comments

  2. Joel Embiid Flashing Dominance Worthy Of No. 1 Overall 2014 NBA Draft Pick

    Pure dominance. That's the level of impact that Kansas freshman Joel Embiid has been making lately. He's completely taking over games—even without getting many offensive touches...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 28,285 reads 81 comments

  3. Philadelphia 76ers Would Be Foolish to Rush Nerlens Noel's NBA Debut

    The Philadelphia 76ers would be foolish to rush Nerlens Noel 's NBA debut. Sure, he's been cleared for " limited on-court work ," according to general manager Sam Hinkie , via Jeff Goodman of ESPN...

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  4. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Joel Embiid Usurps Top Spot in Latest 1st-Round Projection

    I'm not sure you can go wrong with any of the No. 1 overall contenders, but one of them has begun to separate from the pack. Kansas' Joel Embiid has stolen the show from Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 361,427 reads 583 comments

  5. Best Potential 2014 NBA Draft Landing Spots for Kansas Star Joel Embiid

    Joel Embiid has quickly established himself as one of the potential treasures in the 2014 NBA draft field. He's been on a tear as of late and even recently started generating No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 13,308 reads 26 comments

  6. Breaking Down How Jabari Parker Can Rewrite His Scouting Report

    Say hello to the wall that just about every freshman hits. Its latest victim: Duke's Jabari Parker , who's now been held in check for almost two consecutive weeks. You knew he'd cool off eventually...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 9,165 reads 19 comments

  7. The Ultimate Dante Exum 2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report

    Dante Exum , widely considered the top NBA prospect outside the United States, is getting closer to making his introduction...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 23,287 reads 36 comments

  8. Does Alex Len Have Long-Term Future with Phoenix Suns?

    The Phoenix Suns didn't draft Alex Len to present them with a short-term solution. They did it with the intention of developing him into their long-term starting center. Len hasn't made much of a contribution through roughly 10 weeks on the job..

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 12,891 reads 38 comments

  9. How to Fix NBA Rookies Who Are Still Struggling

    There have been few standout NBA rookies this season, and many aren't even playing. Most of the ones who are have stunk so far, and there's no secret as to why...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 74,023 reads 170 comments

  10. Kansas Jayhawks Offer NBA a Trio of Draft Riches

    Kansas rolls deep this year with NBA talent. Kansas State found that out the hard way Saturday afternoon when it got waxed off the floor by a trio of dynamite freshmen...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 20,422 reads 47 comments

  11. Projecting NBA Ceiling for Creighton Star Doug McDermott

    One of the most productive players in the country since 2011, Doug McDermott's NBA projections have been all over the map. Now averaging 24.3 points a game after averaging 23.2 as a junior and 22...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 23,207 reads 67 comments

  12. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Is Andrew Wiggins' Upside Enough for No. 1 Pick?

    It took nearly two months, but it looks like the freshman wall has suddenly come into play. Andrew Wiggins hasn't been able to sustain any offensive rhythm as of late. And at times, it doesn't even look like he wants to...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 35,475 reads 97 comments

  13. Does Anthony Bennett Have Long-Term Future with Cavs After Luol Deng Trade?

    If there was any hope that Anthony Bennett would emerge from the shadows of the Cleveland Cavaliers ' bench, you can probably kiss it goodbye...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 5,480 reads 15 comments

  14. Best Potential Trade Destinations for D-League Sensation Pierre Jackson

    Pierre Jackson, a second-round pick of the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2013 NBA draft, has been absolutely lighting it up for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League. Through 17 games, he's averaging 30...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 11,009 reads 26 comments

  15. Breaking Down What Portland Trail Blazers Should Expect from C.J. McCollum

    C.J.McCollum's return, or arrival, is good news all around. For starters, he should help give this lousy 2013 draft class a healthy kick in the rear...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 6,410 reads 9 comments

  16. Ranking Biggest Early-Season Risers and Fallers of 2014 NBA Draft Class

    With conference play underway, we've already seen the draft-stock needle move for a fair share of NBA prospects. Of course, that needle moves in both directions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 23,431 reads 17 comments

  17. Is UCLA's Zach LaVine the Biggest Boom-or-Bust 2014 NBA Draft Prospect?

    It's not that he came out of nowhere, because if you follow recruiting, you know who he is. But Zach LaVine wasn't necessarily pegged as a 2014 lottery candidate out of high school...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 14,642 reads 20 comments

  18. Blueprint for New York Knicks to Build Successful Roster Around Carmelo Anthony

    It's that time of the decade again—the time when we discuss how the New York Knicks should plan to rebuild for their next chapter. And based on their current situation, it looks like the plan will once again feature Carmelo Anthony ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 16,233 reads 60 comments

  19. What Kendall Marshall Brings to the Table for LA Lakers

    I'll tell you what Kendall Marshall brings to the table—a functioning body with all of his limbs and ligaments intact...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 16,237 reads 33 comments

  20. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 NBA Draft Prospects Entering 2014

    The top 20 prospects continue playing musical chairs, with the barrier into it acting as a revolving door. This week, it let in two new prospects after their standout play and consistency throughout the year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 33,382 reads 28 comments

  21. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Why New Year Will Show Depth of 2014 Draft Class

    This projected 2014 NBA draft class isn't just about the superstars at the top. If you've got a first-round pick in 2014, you'll have a good shot at landing a rotation player with upside on a rookie deal for the next few seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 28,540 reads 29 comments

  22. Can Andrew Wiggins Regain Surefire No. 1 NBA Draft Status?

    Here's the thing: it's not that Andrew Wiggins has been disappointing. He's looked pretty darn good to me—15.9 points a game, 47 percent shooting, as-good-as-advertised athleticism...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 27,151 reads 105 comments

  23. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Entire 1st Round Entering 2014

    The projected 2014 NBA draft field looks as strong on New Year's Day as it did on opening night of the season—maybe even stronger...

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  24. Ranking Top 3 NBA Draft Prospects at Every Position Entering 2014

    For NBA draft decision-makers, it can be helpful to separate your draft board by positional rankings. Depending on who's left, some teams might want to fill a specific position on the roster rather than just go with best available...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 39,988 reads 85 comments

  25. Who Will Have a Bigger 2014, LeBron James or Jabari Parker?

    LeBron James and Jabari Parker—two stars at completely different stages of stardom. They're both on track to accomplish some pretty wild stuff in 2014...

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