1. 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 1 hour ago 150 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 17 hours ago 6,286 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 24 hours ago 1,381 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 1 day ago 8,540 reads 11 comments

  5. 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 2 days ago 20,428 reads 21 comments

  6. 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 3 days ago 18,660 reads 22 comments

  7. 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 4 days ago 55,430 reads 68 comments

  8. 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 6 days ago 11,871 reads 48 comments

  9. 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 6 days ago 17,728 reads 22 comments

  10. 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 8 days ago 36,506 reads 81 comments

  11. 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 9 days ago 17,483 reads 10 comments

  12. 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 9 days ago 14,607 reads 29 comments

  13. 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 10 days ago 13,895 reads 41 comments

  14. 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 11 days ago 122,545 reads 133 comments

  15. 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 11 days ago 86,347 reads 147 comments

  16. 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 14 days ago 11,660 reads 20 comments

  17. 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 15 days ago 9,043 reads 17 comments

  18. How Long Will Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins Lead the NBA's Rookie Class?

    It's been a pretty weird first quarter of the season for most 2014-15 NBA rookies. Even the bright spots have had some clouds frequently pass through...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 15 days ago 2,800 reads 1 comments

  19. Grading the Top NBA Prospects from Duke-Wisconsin Showdown

    This Wisconsin-Duke ACC -Big Ten Challenge matchup featured two of the top programs in the country and some can't-miss NBA talent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 15 days ago 11,513 reads 12 comments

  20. Ranking the Top 5 Prospects at Every Position in the 2015 NBA Draft

    Every NBA team has specific needs. And we've made it easy on each one by separating the top projected 2015 prospects by position. At first glance, it's pretty clear which positions are the deepest...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 17 days ago 24,397 reads 58 comments

  21. 2015 NBA Draft Stock Watch: Top Risers and Fallers Entering December

    It's only been two weeks, but a few NBA prospects have been able to make some eye-opening first impressions. And most of them are freshmen whose roles and impacts were tough to project prior to the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 18 days ago 23,367 reads 38 comments

  22. NBA Draft 2015 Prospects: Star Comparisons for Top 10 Players

    Though no two players are the same, each one fits into the mold of another player who came before him. And now two weeks into the season, we've gotten a good enough look at our projected 2015 NBA draft field to make some comparisons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 21 days ago 104,069 reads 214 comments

  23. Is Stephen Curry Really in the NBA MVP Conversation?

    Stephen Curry has been putting up standout numbers for years now. And he's been making us drool with a game that's easy on the eyes and arguably the sharpest skill set in the league...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 23 days ago 44,900 reads 136 comments

  24. 5 2014-15 NBA Rookies Who Need More Minutes

    Only a handful of 2014 NBA rookies have actually found regular roles in their respective rotations. Most are riding the bench—and for good reasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 23 days ago 30,391 reads 32 comments

  25. How Alex Len Is Turning Young Career Around with Phoenix Suns

    There have been a number of Alex Len sightings in Phoenix over the past two weeks. It's no hoax or mirage—Len, who nearly racked up as many personal fouls (68) as he did ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 24 days ago 4,700 reads 7 comments