1. Pro Player Comparisons for the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    No two prospects come exactly alike. But some are pretty darn similar. For each top 2015 NBA prospect, I laid out a pro player comparison, or in some cases, a blend of two pros if necessary...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 20,858 reads 37 comments

  2. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Dog Days Edition

    It's never too early for a mock draft, and with events like the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy and Adidas Nations all wrapped up, we actually have a better sense of who might be poised for breakout seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 258,620 reads 149 comments

  3. 2014-15 NBA Rookies Who Would Be Better Off on Another Team

    There were five prospects who stood out from the 2014 NBA draft as guys who'd be better off had they been taken by a different team. For some, it has to do with available minutes...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 106,032 reads 151 comments

  4. The Top Returning 2015 NBA Draft Prospects to Watch Next Season

    Most of the premier talent from college basketball last season declared for the NBA draft. Some didn't. These are the top returning NBA prospects to watch in 2014-15—guys ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 42,272 reads 51 comments

  5. Why Jahlil Okafor Is Early Favorite for No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    It clicked early for Jahlil Okafor. You can just tell that he gets it. He understands his overwhelming strengths and recognizes how to exploit them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 44,438 reads 84 comments

  6. Why Team USA Needs Every Point Guard They Have for FIBA World Cup

    No more cutting point guards. We're good now. Let's move on. The John Wall cut leaves USA Basketball with Derrick Rose , Stephen Curry , Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard as the remaining starting NBA point guards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 39,704 reads 114 comments

  7. Is Trade to Minnesota Timberwolves a Blessing in Disguise for Andrew Wiggins?

    I got a feeling confetti wasn't flying around the Andrew Wiggins ' camp when it heard the news. Something tells me there weren't party-blowers or balloons set up around the crib ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 81,452 reads 235 comments

  8. Projecting 2015 NBA Draft Outlook for Expected One-and-Done Prospects

    Some guys only need one year to ace their NBA auditions. Though not loaded with as much potential star power as the 2014 class, the projected 2015 class looks to have a number of promising one-and-done prospects...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 18,624 reads 29 comments

  9. The Biggest Concern for Each 2014 NBA Lottery Pick

    Every NBA rookie enters the league with weaknesses that raise concern over his transition from college to the pros. Much of the time, a concern stems from positional uncertainty or physical limitations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 55,699 reads 56 comments

  10. Is Elfrid Payton the Point Guard of the Future for Orlando Magic?

    It happened so fast. One day, Elfrid Payton was an intriguing yet unconvincing third-year prospect making noise in the Sun Belt Conference. The next, he's the No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 19,798 reads 71 comments

  11. 2014-15 NBA Rookies Who Face Biggest Learning Curve

    Every NBA rookie is looking at a different learning curve, with some guys a little more prepared than others for the college-to-pro transition. For the international prospects, the transition is always a little bit trickier...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 76,065 reads 148 comments

  12. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: What Can LA Lakers Expect from Julius Randle?

    There's a good chance the Los Angeles Lakers could end up stinking next year—at least relative to other teams in the Western Conference and traditional franchise expectations...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 75,418 reads 178 comments

  13. Why Doug McDermott Will Help Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls Right Away

    You don't normally see NBA playoff teams land impact rookies in the draft. But the Chicago Bulls , who had two mid-to-late picks in the 2014 NBA draft's first round, found a way to create a package, make a deal and snag Doug McDermott at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 12,483 reads 27 comments

  14. Under-the-Radar 2014 NBA Draft Gems in Position to Crack the NBA

    For every gem that's found in the second round, there are dozens of duds that get called who never crack the NBA . The following prospects have made strong impressions early on, whether it's been in team workouts or NBA Summer League...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 60,226 reads 96 comments

  15. Why Expectations for Aaron Gordon Should Be Tempered During Rookie Season

    For now, forget about the No. 4 overall label that's attached to Aaron Gordon 's profile. Ignore the buzz that's surrounded him since his days as a McDonald's All-American...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 16,001 reads 105 comments

  16. Predicting 6 NBA Players Who Will Make the Leap Next Season

    Every successful NBA player makes the leap at some point in their career. The leap differs in size and comes at different times for everybody. For some, it happens quick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 80,541 reads 265 comments

  17. Ranking the Top NBA Prospects Under 21 Before 2014-15 Season

    The NBA 's future appears to be in good hands, between some young returning sophomores and incoming rookies. It's hard to believe that the players listed here are only 18, 19 and 20 years old...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 80,803 reads 246 comments

  18. Cavs or Wolves: How Andrew Wiggins' Development, Role Changes with Either

    Talk about a warm NBA welcoming. Andrew Wiggins couldn't even get through his first summer league without being smack in the middle of blockbuster-trade discussions ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 64,515 reads 200 comments

  19. 5 NBA Rookies Who Will Develop the Fastest

    We're not talking about the best prospects or the guys with the most potential. These are the prospects who are going to come into the league and start immediately growing and maturing as players...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 189,646 reads 282 comments

  20. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: How Zach LaVine Can Live Up to Enormous Potential

    Throughout his freshman year at UCLA, you saw the highlight dunks, the step-back jumpers, the explosive drives...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 54,195 reads 118 comments

  21. Why Houston Rockets Rookie Nick Johnson Will Have a Long Career in the NBA

    The Houston Rockets only had one first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but after snagging Nick Johnson at No. 42, they might as well have had two. A low ceiling likely limited Johnson to just second-round consideration for most teams...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 25,520 reads 35 comments

  22. NBA Sophomores in Desperate Need of Bounce-Back Seasons

    A rough rookie season isn't the worst thing in the world. But after two years of no improvement and minimal contribution, teams start to lose faith...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 49,188 reads 87 comments

  23. Breaking Down What Makes T.J. Warren a Unique 2014-15 NBA Rookie

    He just doesn't stop scoring. T.J. Warren rolls out of bed with double digits, regardless of where he's sleeping. As a freshman at North Carolina State, Warren averaged 12.1 points on 62...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 32,285 reads 54 comments

  24. Was Jabari Parker Exposed During 2014 NBA Summer League?

    There was one major knock on Jabari Parker coming out of Duke, and it had nothing to do with his skill level...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 90,736 reads 268 comments

  25. Bleacher Report's Official 2014 NBA Summer League All-Star Team

    The Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues this year were loaded with talent, from the incoming rookies and returning sophomores to the third-year-players who had something to prove...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 187,745 reads 323 comments