1. Reggie Jackson Is Key to Oklahoma City Thunder Surviving Los Angeles Clippers

    I don't care if Kevin Durant averages 40 the rest of the way—the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't going anywhere without Reggie Jackson . This team lacks depth. Jackson essentially is the depth in terms of backup scoring and playmaking ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 2,932 reads 8 comments

  2. NBA Draft 2014: Rookie Projections for Likely Lottery Picks

    I've got a feeling that the 2014 rookie class will make a lot bigger impact than last year's. We decided to go ahead and predict just how much damage each projected lottery pick will do next season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 31,548 reads 82 comments

  3. Trevor Ariza Is the Unsung Hero of Washington Wizards' Playoff Run

    The Washington Wizards backcourt might be the engine that powers this team, but it wouldn't have gotten this far without Trevor Ariza 's assistance on the wing. What a boost he's given the Wizards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 2,290 reads 6 comments

  4. NBA Combine 2014: 10 Prospects with Most to Prove

    The NBA combine is an event that allows scouts and executives to get an up-close look at the prospects they'll be evaluating for the draft. Prospects are put through drills, measurements, athletic testing and interviews...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 40,832 reads 54 comments

  5. What's Next for Michael Carter-Williams After Winning Rookie of the Year Award?

    Considering he was passed on 10 different times in a weak 2013 NBA draft, it looks like the Philadelphia 76ers got away with robbery by grabbing Michael Carter-Williams at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 8,287 reads 18 comments

  6. Round 2 of NBA Playoffs Features Star PGs Who Jumped the Learning Curve

    The NBA 's point guard game is on fire right now. And the charge is being led by a number of fresh young floor generals who've only just gotten started...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 4,568 reads 12 comments

  7. Is John Calipari or Kevin Ollie More Likely to Make the Leap to the NBA?

    Out-of-the-box coaching hires are hot right now. Forget about going after a recycled coach who's already been fired three different times...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 7,913 reads 40 comments

  8. 7 Players Who Made a Terrible Mistake Declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft

    For a lot of these prospects, knowing when to declare for the NBA draft can play a major role in their development and determining the value of their first pro paycheck...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 63,106 reads 63 comments

  9. NBA Draft Notebook: Why Mitch McGary Could Be a Steal in 2014 Class

    Instead of entering the 2013 NBA draft as the trendy riser, Michigan's Mitch McGary will enter a tougher 2014 draft without that same luster or allure. And it's probably going to benefit one lucky team...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 24,744 reads 32 comments

  10. 10 Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Who Could Shoot Up Draft Boards

    The predraft season is an opportunity for prospects to make one final impression on scouts and executives up close and personal. It starts with the NBA Draft Combine, which takes place May 14-18...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 13,630 reads 36 comments

  11. Why John Wall and Bradley Beal Can Carry Wizards to Deep Playoff Run

    These guys are tough individually, but together, they're a problem. John Wall and Bradley Beal fueled the Washington Wizards to the franchise's first playoff appearance since 2008...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 6,805 reads 24 comments

  12. The Most Important Role Players in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

    You can't win in the playoffs without production from your role players. The teams that continue to advance are the ones whose star players typically get solid support...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 9,296 reads 22 comments

  13. NBA Draft Steals Who Are Shining Bright in the 2014 Playoffs

    It's amazing how many of the first-round stars of this year's NBA playoffs were late steals in their respective drafts. One of these guys wasn't even selected at all...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 26,407 reads 47 comments

  14. Everything You Need to Know About Houston Rockets Sharpshooter Troy Daniels

    Any prospect applying for a specialist job in the NBA might want to follow Troy Daniels ' lead. Of course, easier said than done, but Daniels' postseason breakout is a lesson ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 4,622 reads 7 comments

  15. How Does Dario Saric and International Class Stack Up in 2014 NBA Draft?

    Evaluating talent overseas has become an integral part of the draft selection process for every NBA scouting department. And this year is no different...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 9,761 reads 7 comments

  16. 2014 NBA Draft Eligibility Deadline: Official 2-Round Mock Draft

    With the NBA draft early entry eligibility deadline having passed, the field is just about set. International prospects still have until June 16 to withdraw their names...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 529,307 reads 704 comments

  17. NBA Draft Notebook: Will a Top 2014 Prospect Slide on Draft Day?

    Each pick in this 2014 NBA draft could have a potential domino effect down the board. And depending on the pick and how the order plays out, that effect could leave someone stranded in the green room longer than he originally anticipated...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 22,808 reads 56 comments

  18. NBA Draft 2014: The Top 50 Big Board and Where Every Player Could Land

    The 2014 NBA draft field is beginning to take shape with deadlines coming and going for prospects in the NCAA. Next up is the NBA combine, which takes place in Chicago and runs from May 14-18...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 103,457 reads 142 comments

  19. Is Jabari Parker Worth the No. 1 Overall Pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?

    Based on the prospects likely to be considered for that No. 1 overall pick, the eventual lottery-winning general manager will have to decide which drafting approach to take: swing for the fences or play it safe...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 20,000 reads 137 comments

  20. NBA Draft Notebook: Is Dario Saric Worth a Top-10 2014 Pick?

    Picture this—you've got a late-lottery pick, and all the top dogs have already been taken. Nobody left is a sure thing. Still, there are some good-looking prospects available, but none of them were highlighted as must-have targets on your board...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 7,337 reads 11 comments

  21. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Regular Season Edition

    With the NBA season over and the lottery odds set, we now have a pretty good idea of where most teams will be drafting. At this point, however, we're still waiting on a few key prospects to declare...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 159,938 reads 325 comments

  22. Full Scouting Report for the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational

    The Portsmouth Invitational is a tournament that's designed for college seniors looking to get recognized. And only seniors are eligible to participate in the event, and only ones who've been specifically invited...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 7,312 reads 12 comments

  23. Why Aaron Gordon's Versatility Makes Him Intriguing 2014 Top NBA Draft Prospect

    A top contributor for a premier team throughout the year, Aaron Gordon had a terrific freshman season for Arizona. Only he wasn't a consistent performer on offense. Gordon didn't regularly light up the box scores or take over games as a scorer...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 12,861 reads 39 comments

  24. 2014 NBA Draft Declaration Tracker: Latest Updates on This Year's Class

    It's that time of the year when prospects must choose between returning to school or making the NBA jump. These are the prospects who have decided to enter the NBA draft as early-entry participants...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 44,396 reads 87 comments

  25. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top NBA Draft Prospects After NCAA Tournament

    NBA draft season is officially underway, as prospects are now in the process of deciding whether or not to make the jump. The needle moved for a few guys during the NCAA tournament...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 years ago 62,360 reads 157 comments