1. 9 NBA Rookies Exceeding Expectations in 2015

    Though injuries have put a cloud over the 2014 NBA rookie class, there are a handful of bright newcomers worth highlighting. Many of them have gone above and beyond what's expected of them...

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  2. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects with Something to Prove over Final Month

    The month of March is the last opportunity for 2015 NBA draft prospects to make an impression until the combine in May. It's essentially the final stage of in-game auditions...

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  3. 4 Prospects Who Will Challenge for No. 1 Spot in 2015 NBA Draft

    With March just around the corner, the list of potential No. 1 overall candidates for the 2015 NBA draft has been narrowed down to four special prospects. At this stage, you can really make a case for any of them...

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  4. Stock Up, Stock Down for the Top 10 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Heading into March

    The top of the projected 2015 NBA draft board is starting to look more attractive by the month. And for the most part, this year's lottery prospects have been fairly consistent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 28,011 reads 61 comments

  5. NBA Draft Notebook: Karl-Anthony Towns Challenging Jahlil Okafor's No. 1 Status

    You can start to feel Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns' NBA draft case strengthening. He's played at least 20 minutes in four of the Wildcats' last six games. And in those four games, he's averaged 16...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 14,614 reads 31 comments

  6. The Ideal 2015 Lottery Prospect for Each Rebuilding NBA Team

    Every general manager likely enters the NBA draft with the hopes of landing a specific someone. Based on talent, positional needs, style of play and 2015-16 roster projections, we matched up each rebuilding team with an ideal target prospect...

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  7. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects with the Shakiest Standing Right Now

    With March just around the corner, there are a handful of 2015 NBA draft prospects standing on shaky ground. For the most part, their draft-stock volatility stems from a lack of progression...

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  8. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Full First-Round Predictions, Post Trade Deadline

    With the NBA trade deadline having passed, teams should now have a better feel for what their rosters will look like heading into the 2015 draft season...

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  9. Prospect vs. Player: Would You Rather Have Jahlil Okafor or Joel Embiid?

    By the start of the 2015-16 season, the NBA should be welcoming two of its next-generation star big men...

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  10. NBA Draft Notebook: Providence's Kris Dunn Could Be Biggest Wild Card in 2015

    After Providence's Kris Dunn suffered consecutive season-ending shoulder injuries, you'd hate to jump the gun on the redshirt sophomore point guard...

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  11. How Concerning Are Jahlil Okafor's Defensive Struggles?

    Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor took control of the 2015 NBA draft conversation fairly early. And his offensive game has done all the talking...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 9,272 reads 35 comments

  12. Ranking the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospects at Every Position

    The projected 2015 NBA draft field looks a lot stronger than we initially thought it would back in November. There are five strong first-round prospects at every position on the board, particularly at center...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 27,734 reads 80 comments

  13. Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Stock Report for Final Stretch of Conference Play

    For many 2015 NBA draft prospects looking to make a statement, the window of opportunity is beginning to close with conference play nearing a conclusion. A few of them have stepped up at just the right time...

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  14. NBA Draft Notebook: Hype Is Building for International Stud Mario Hezonja

    Croatian wing Mario Hezonja is one of the bigger wild cards projected to declare for the 2015 NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 20,351 reads 35 comments

  15. Where Each Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospect Must Improve

    As good as some of these 2015 NBA draft prospects have looked during their collegiate (and in some cases, professional) careers, they each have a flaw or two. Even Duke's Jahlil Okafor isn't perfect...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 23,276 reads 42 comments

  16. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Blowing Expectations Out of the Water

    Every year, we come across college players who emerge as big-time NBA draft prospects out of nowhere. Most of the time it's upperclassmen who unexpectedly break out. Sometimes, it's a freshman whose upside was tough to spot out of high school...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 36,872 reads 36 comments

  17. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Who Steps Up to Chase Andrew Wiggins?

    Though the NBA Rookie of the Year race is starting to lose its competitive edge, the No. 2 spot on the ladder is still up for grabs. Outside of Andrew Wiggins, who's separated himself far from the pack, the rest of the board remains fluid...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 29,295 reads 85 comments

  18. NBA Draft Notebook: Better Point Guard Prospect, Delon Wright or Jerian Grant?

    They're not just National Player of the Year candidates. Senior point guards Delon Wright of Utah and Jerian Grant of Notre Dame should be earning first-round looks from general managers selecting in the 2015 NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 17,622 reads 22 comments

  19. Ranking the Most NBA-Ready Prospects in the 2015 Draft Class

    Imagine NBA teams drafting in 2015 could only keep prospects for one season. Potential, upside and long-term ceiling are phrases we can ignore. Instead, we're picking the guys who are going to be the top rookie performers...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 27,031 reads 44 comments

  20. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting How 1st Round Shakes Out, Midseason Edition

    Our 2015 NBA mock draft board has seen a shake-up at the top. For the first time all season, we have a couple of new freshmen who've moved into the top three...

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  21. 2015 NBA Draft Stock Report: Biggest Risers and Fallers Through Conference Play

    Conference play is the first time scouts get to really see what each prospect is made of. Some teams could end up playing three consecutive ranked opponents in a span of only one week...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 21,577 reads 15 comments

  22. Why New York Knicks' Gamble on Langston Galloway Could Pay off Next Season

    With a franchise rebuilding plan focused on acquiring high-priced free agents, it's important the New York Knicks find value in the lower-profile guys...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 15,858 reads 77 comments

  23. Elfrid Payton Remains Full of Mystery and Promise for Orlando Magic

    Roughly halfway through Elfrid Payton's rookie season, his strengths and weaknesses look fairly well defined...

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  24. NBA Draft Notebook: Better 2015 Prospect, Emmanuel Mudiay or D'Angelo Russell?

    In the 2015 NBA draft conversation, there are two guards, and then there's everybody else. Emmanuel Mudiay, a consensus top-five recruit, has been "the guy" since the summer, even after deciding to play in China instead of Division I college hoops.

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 37,479 reads 104 comments

  25. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Who Will Become Household Names Before March Madness

    We're approaching a key stretch of the college basketball season that could ultimately dictate how the NBA draft conversation goes in June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about almost 3 years ago 43,703 reads 67 comments