1. NBA Rookie Ladder: How the Top 10 Stack Up Entering Christmas

    The 2014-15 NBA rookie ladder seems to be losing its luster by the week. Jabari Parker has officially joined Julius Randle on the season-ending injury list, while Joel Embiid, Aaron ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 66,870 reads 117 comments

  2. NBA Draft Notebook: Is Myles Turner Worth Gambling on with a Top-10 Pick in 2015

    Within a two-minute span in the first half, Texas' Myles Turner, a 6'11" freshman center, had hit three consecutive jumpers during his college debut against North Dakota State. The first was a rise-and-fire baseline jumper in one fluid motion...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 9,819 reads 15 comments

  3. Kansas' Top Freshmen Face Wavering NBA Draft Status

    Now a month into the college hoops calendar, with the 2015 NBA draft conversation in full swing, the Kansas' projected one-and-done freshmen are quietly slipping out of it...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 15,561 reads 19 comments

  4. 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 month ago 2,349 reads 1 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 14,301 reads 19 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 13,119 reads 20 comments

  7. 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 month ago 12,839 reads 14 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 22,925 reads 24 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 23,093 reads 24 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 61,342 reads 79 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 13,566 reads 49 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 20,266 reads 24 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 63,526 reads 94 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 19,039 reads 10 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 15,152 reads 29 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 15,095 reads 41 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 125,814 reads 134 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 89,634 reads 147 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 12,162 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 10,360 reads 18 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 3,574 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 12,064 reads 12 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 27,142 reads 59 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 24,201 reads 38 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 109,219 reads 216 comments