1. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final Ranking Heading into the New Year

    The 2017 NBA draft's first round is clearing up, with a handful of key prospects back from injuries and others who've come out of nowhere for breakouts. Compared to November's mock top-30, this month's edition has six different names...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 107,246 reads 143 comments

  2. Malik Monk Is 2017 NBA Draft's Default Option at Shooting Guard

    The 2017 NBA draft conversation includes a number of compelling debates. Projecting the best shooting guard isn't one of them, though—Kentucky's Malik Monk looks well ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 21,513 reads 29 comments

  3. Stock Report for the Top 20 Names in the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    NBA draft discussion is heating up w ith conference play just around the corner . We're at the point in the season where scouts are starting to get a strong feel for players...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 55,596 reads 33 comments

  4. NBA Scouts Are Debating Arizona's Lauri Markkanen as the Next Kristaps Porzingis

    There aren't many big men who've created waves yet in the early 2017 NBA draft discussion. Arizona's Lauri Markkanen is one of the exceptions, though his skill set doesn't reflect a traditional big man's game...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 34,134 reads 66 comments

  5. 2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Jonathan Wasserman's Updated Top 50

    The 2017 NBA draft class is looking stronger by the week. Duke's Jayson Tatum made his debut after missing the first eight games with a foot injury...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 44,825 reads 37 comments

  6. NBA Scouts Taking First-Round Flyers on These Surprise Prospects

    We had an idea over the summer of who would draw first-round interest in the NBA draft. But there are always a handful of names that come out of nowhere to rise up boards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 678 reads 0 comments

  7. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Each 1st-Round Pick Based on Early NCAA Season

    Two weeks into the college basketball season, prospects have officially begun building their cases for the 2017 NBA draft. The field already looks strong, despite Duke's three potential lottery picks still rehabbing from preseason injuries...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 87,918 reads 61 comments

  8. NBA Scouts Mull UCLA's Lonzo Ball as Potential Top 2017 NBA Draft Pick

    UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball has officially hijacked the 2017 NBA draft discussion. His captivating style and compelling potential have emerged as one of its primary talking points early on...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 296,856 reads 73 comments

  9. Early On-Court Impressions of Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    Assessments can change from now until June 22, but first impressions of NBA prospects help create a foundation from which to scout...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 64,215 reads 49 comments

  10. NBA Draft 2017 Prospects: Star Comparisons for Top 10 Players

    We use NBA comparisons to paint a picture of how a particular prospect will look once he moves from college to the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 92,945 reads 92 comments

  11. Jonathan Wasserman's 2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 50 Early-Season Players

    The 2017 NBA draft discussion is officially up and running. And a number of the big names have already started to shake the radar...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 32,303 reads 24 comments

  12. 2016-17 NBA Rookies Who Are Already Making Us Rewrite Their Scouting Reports

    Five NBA rookies have already surprised with unexpected skills or ability. Thus, their scouting reports out of college (or from overseas) now look outdated...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 2,521 reads 0 comments

  13. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Very Early Look at All 30 Projected 1st-Round Picks

    College basketball is underway at last. That means t he 2017 NBA draft discussion can officially begin...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 127,335 reads 65 comments

  14. John Wall Comparisons Loom Large for Kentucky PG Prospect De'Aaron Fox

    It's been a few years since Kentucky produced its last big-name NBA point guard. Everything about De'Aaron Fox's flair and look suggests he's the next one up...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 13,240 reads 6 comments

  15. NBA Draft 2017: Early Look at New Crop of Top-10 Prospects

    College basketball and the 2017 NBA draft are both set to benefit from an injection of exciting freshman talent. Thus, missing the playoffs this year won't be so terrible for franchises that have kept the rights to their first-round picks...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 43,477 reads 39 comments

  16. Dennis Smith Jr. Can Be Best Point Guard in NBA Draft Despite Injury Past

    Eager to finally watch North Carolina State freshman Dennis Smith Jr. after he tore his ACL in the summer of 2015, NBA scouts already appear willing to look past the injury. "Best point guard in the draft," one scout told Bleacher Report...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 12,040 reads 10 comments

  17. 2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Who to Watch as NBA Season Begins

    With the 2016-17 NBA season underway and college basketball just around the corner on Nov. 11, it's time to unveil our final preseason draft-prospect big board. Exciting new freshmen are the driving force behind 2017's strong projected field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 55,625 reads 41 comments

  18. How High Can Kentucky's Malik Monk Fly Up 2017 NBA Draft Boards?

    Athleticism and offense propelled Malik Monk up recruiting ranks straight toward the spotlight at Kentucky...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 15,903 reads 16 comments

  19. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final Look Before Season Begins

    Bleacher Report's most recent NBA mock draft , which was established before training camp began, has received some final touching up before the 2016-17 season officially tips off...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 173,521 reads 137 comments

  20. Scouting Potential Top-5 NBA Draft Pick Jonathan Isaac

    Everything about Florida State freshman Jonathan Isaac screams "NBA potential." Prepare for flashes of exciting athleticism, step-back jumpers and swoops to the rack that mirror star wings and forwards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 8,351 reads 6 comments

  21. Best Potential Fits for Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    The right NBA fit could jump-start a rookie career, and the 2017 NBA draft on June 22 features a lot of great prospects looking for such a fit. General managers must take into account more than just talent when evaluating their draft options...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 6,780 reads 0 comments

  22. The Scouting Report That Will Expose Every Top 2016-17 NBA Rookie

    All the top NBA rookies have holes, and it won't be long every team's scouting department identify them. Scouts have watched these youngsters develop for years and should already have a good idea of how to expose their weaknesses...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 44,670 reads 71 comments

  23. Early Top-50 Big Board for 2017 NBA Draft

    With just over a month to go before the regular season starts, it's time to break down the projected 2017 NBA draft field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 31,762 reads 22 comments

  24. Most Overhyped 2017 NBA Draft Candidates Heading into the Season

    The hype machine is working at full force to pump up the projected 2017 NBA draft class. But some of the expectations it's creating are unjustified. We saw it happen last year with Skal Labissiere, who went No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 2,636 reads 0 comments

  25. Scout: Cal Prospect Ivan Rabb 'Has the Chance to Be like a LaMarcus Aldridge'

    Sixteen Division I freshmen left school early last year to declare for the 2016 NBA draft. Ivan Rabb wasn't one of them despite having flashed traditional one-and-done talent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 24,741 reads 16 comments