1. Early 2013 NBA Rookie Awards Predictions

    While the NBA doesn't come up with individual rookie awards, we at Bleacher Report find it necessary. We're handing out nine different awards this year honoring the 2013-14 rookie class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 12,288 reads 34 comments

  2. 10 Under-the-Radar 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Every Fan Must Know

    There's a few prospects every year who emerge as sleeper NBA candidates. Some didn't get the opportunity to showcase their skills as underclassmen. Others remain hidden in mid-major conferences...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 9,551 reads 9 comments

  3. Why Carmelo Anthony Would Never Consider Leaving NY Knicks In Free Agency

    Despite the two years left on his current deal, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has already gotten grilled about his future with the team...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 20,796 reads 60 comments

  4. Biggest Challenges Anthony Bennett Faces as a Rookie with Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Anthony Bennett No. 1 after witnessing the towering upside he offers down the road. But as a rookie, he'll have numerous hurdles to clear in order to experience success in 2013-14...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 14,735 reads 32 comments

  5. Biggest Challenges Victor Oladipo Faces in Transitioning to Point Guard

    Victor Oladipo made a historic rise up draft boards in 2012-13. After looking like a four-year college role player, he emerged as the top shooting guard prospect in the country, which led to the Orlando Magic selecting him with the No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 14,586 reads 62 comments

  6. NBA Sophomores Poised to Take the Biggest Leap After Their Rookie Season

    Now with a year under their belts, a number of NBA sophomores are poised for breakout years. A few of them are getting an opportunity thanks to team needs. Some teams lost players in free agency and need to promote in-house to save money...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 11,602 reads 31 comments

  7. The Biggest Improvement Every Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Must Make

    Each NBA prospect has a weakness or a specific need for improvement. This area that needs improvement represents a roadblock in the way of them reaching their NBA ceilings. Sophomores should know exactly what they need to work on...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 13,546 reads 12 comments

  8. 6 Second-Round NBA Draft Picks Who Could Surprise in 2013-14

    You won't find too many second-round picks who produce as a rookies. Most don't even get the chance. But if any second-round prospect was lucky enough to earn himself a contract, there's probably a good reason for it...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 24,235 reads 41 comments

  9. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition

    With the 2013-14 college basketball season rapidly approaching, it's time to roll out the latest pre-training camp edition mock draft. The draft order was generating based on future trades and predictions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 200,560 reads 119 comments

  10. Jabari Parker vs. Julius Randle: Who Follows Andrew Wiggins in 2014 NBA Draft?

    Let's call it what it is at this point in time. With Andrew Wiggins having established himself as the early favorite to go No. 1 in the NBA draft next June, we're currently searching for the No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 47,619 reads 141 comments

  11. 7 Former Top NBA Draft Picks Who Will Finally Live Up to the Hype in 2013-14

    Not every rookie enters the league NBA -ready. We're always quick to jump on guys and label them as busts if they aren't producing right away. Some of today's young players need a few years to adjust to the size, speed and spacing of the pro game...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 45,153 reads 136 comments

  12. Why 2013-14 New York Knicks Team Is a Replica of 1994 Finals Squad

    Though the NBA is in a different place in terms of how teams are constructed, the 2013-14 New York Knicks and the 1994 Eastern Conference champion Knicks are nearly mirror images of each other...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 15,050 reads 59 comments

  13. Very Early Predictions for the 2014 NBA All-Rookie Teams

    The NBA All-Rookie teams honor the top 10 rookies of the year. These rookies are typically blessed with immediate playing time, as well as a level of NBA-readiness that allows them to compete right out of the gates...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 28,394 reads 55 comments

  14. Breaking Down How NY Knicks Will Solve Their Frontcourt Logjam

    The Knicks made some awfully interesting moves this offseason, adding two key pieces and bringing back another...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 18,312 reads 60 comments

  15. Buying or Selling Every Top 2013 1st-Round Pick as a Future NBA Star

    Though the 2013 NBA draft class might not produce any franchise centerpieces, there could be a few hidden stars. And you don't have to be nominated to an All-Star team to be considered a star...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 8,917 reads 35 comments

  16. Pros and Cons of Marcus Smart Retooling NBA Draft Stock in Sophomore Season

    Marcus Smart disappointed a number of NBA teams when he chose to return as a sophomore in college. Pegged as a top-five lock and potential No. 1 overall pick, Smart passed on the 2013 draft following a disappointing NCAA tournament showing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 3,008 reads 0 comments

  17. Why the 2014 NBA Draft Is so Much Bigger Than Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker

    The 2013-14 season may only crown one NBA champion, but every team will come out a winner. This projected upcoming draft class could be one for the ages, not just because of ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 14,329 reads 11 comments

  18. What Andrew Wiggins Must Achieve at Kansas to Exceed Incredible Hype

    Expectations come with the territory of being insanely special. Andrew Wiggins didn't ask for the hype. And whether you believe in it or not, it's there. Wiggins has played the right card so far...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 16,684 reads 30 comments

  19. NBA Prospects Who Have Raised Their Draft Stock During 2013 Offseason

    All might be quiet on the NBA front, but the younger prospects remain awfully busy in the summer. Between the LeBron James Skills Academy, Elite Youth Basketball League, Under Armour ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 6,793 reads 1 comments

  20. The 1 Thing Every Top NBA Rookie Must Improve During 2013-14 Training Camp

    All rookies have training camp highlighted on their calenders. It's their first taste of the NBA lifestyle—practicing with veterans, pro-level conditioning, new offensive sets, film review, daily meetings...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 20,593 reads 30 comments

  21. Behind the Scenes of the Canadian Basketball Revolution

    The Canadian basketball revolution is happening, and it's quickly gaining strength. Over the last few years, Canada has exploded onto the scene as a source for high-level talent to compete at the Division I and NBA levels...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 23,300 reads 62 comments

  22. 1 Bold Prediction for Every 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year Contender

    You can't lose with a bold prediction. That's the point of them—to make a call that's unlikely to happen. I've got nine guys who have a chance at winning this year's NBA Rookie of the Year award...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 40,216 reads 119 comments

  23. Predicting the Top 3 NBA Rookies at Every Position in 2013-14

    When ranking NBA rookies by position, there are two main elements to take into account: readiness and playing time. Unfortunately, not many rookies from the 2013 class will have the opportunity to contribute in their first pro season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 28,326 reads 95 comments

  24. Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for Anthony Bennett's Rookie Season with Cleveland

    Anthony Bennett will enter his rookie season with first-overall expectations, something nobody would have anticipated two months ago. You have to believe that one of the major reasons many considered him a risk at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 29,933 reads 94 comments

  25. Best-Case, Worst-Case Pro Comparisons for Ben McLemore's NBA Career

    Though Ben McLemore was able to quickly establish himself as a coveted NBA prospect, he never solidified his status as "can't miss" on draft day. Earlier in the year, many had projected McLemore as a potential top-two pick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 16,574 reads 20 comments