1. Ranking the NBA's Biggest Rookie Projects in 2016-17

    Only a handful of prospects get drafted by NBA teams and jump right in as impact players. This year's best bets to immediately contribute include Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray and Jakob Poeltl...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 46,078 reads 71 comments

  2. 7 College Teams That Will Steer the 2017 NBA Draft

    While college coaches attempt to keep players focused on the next game, seven teams will have a tough time avoiding the NBA draft buzz expected to follow its stars...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 39,310 reads 45 comments

  3. Ranking the Top Returning 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in College Basketball

    A flashy incoming freshman class has dominated too-early NBA draft discussion, but there are plenty of returning prospects who'll be worthy of first-round consideration...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 32,169 reads 36 comments

  4. One-and-Done Candidates on the NBA Draft Radar in 2016-17

    College basketball freshmen look poised to dominate the 2017 NBA draft board. Next June's lottery will be loaded with one-and-done prospects. It wouldn't be shocking to see nine of them go in the top 10...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 2,551 reads 0 comments

  5. Can Jaron Blossomgame Pull a Buddy Hield and Win Over NBA Scouts as a Senior?

    It's not common for a college basketball senior to suddenly fly up NBA draft boards after three years of failing to win over scouts. Buddy Hield did it in 2016...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 7,234 reads 9 comments

  6. The Top Prospect at Every Position for the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The projected 2017 NBA draft class could put together a dangerous starting lineup. Next year's field is loaded with potential stars or starters at every position. The top point guard, small forward and power forward each has the chance to go No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 56,340 reads 88 comments

  7. Top Prospects and Takeaways from FIBA's Under-18, Under-20 Tournaments

    The 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and FIBA U20 European Championship each featured a number of NBA prospects on the radar for the 2017 and 2018 drafts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 19,397 reads 14 comments

  8. Realistic 2016-17 Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers' Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

    A breakout season abroad for Timothe Luwawu -Cabarrot earned the attention of the Philadelphia 76ers , the third team he'll play with in as many years. He'd gone from France's second division ( LNB Pro B) to averaging 14...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 4 months ago 12,910 reads 17 comments

  9. Realistic Expectations for Boston Celtics Rookie Jaylen Brown in 2016-17

    While it was clear who'd go top-two in 2016's NBA draft, the Boston Celtics ' selection of Jaylen Brown at No. 3 was unexpected...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 24,829 reads 37 comments

  10. Realistic Expectations for Phoenix Suns Rookie Dragan Bender in 2016-17

    The Phoenix Suns passed on a number of productive college players to grab Maccabi Tel Aviv's Dragan Bender at No. 4 in the NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 27,819 reads 56 comments

  11. Realistic Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Ben Simmons in 2016-17

    The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot riding on Ben Simmons, their prize for winning the 2016 NBA draft lottery. Uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid's durability and Jahlil Okafor's defense makes Simmons' development that much more crucial...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 80,536 reads 200 comments

  12. The Biggest Hurdle Each Top-10 NBA Draft Pick Faces During 2016-17 Rookie Season

    Every rookie enters the NBA with a specific set of challenges. For some, the hurdles are related to their skill sets. Others have to overcome questionable athleticism or physical tools...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 1,662 reads 0 comments

  13. Realistic Expectations for LA Clippers Rookie Brice Johnson in 2016-17

    It took four years for Brice Johnson to sell himself as a first-round NBA talent. After three frustratingly inconsistent seasons at North Carolina, his final year was anything but...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 3,135 reads 9 comments

  14. Realistic Expectations for Detroit Pistons Rookie Henry Ellenson in 2016-17

    Henry Ellenson had a lot going for him heading into the 2016 NBA draft. He's productive, consistent, blatantly skilled and still 19 years old. He also identifies as one of the league's most coveted types: a stretch big man...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 7,326 reads 15 comments

  15. Realistic Expectations for OKC Thunder Rookie Domantas Sabonis in 2016-17

    A breakout year at Gonzaga launched Domantas Sabonis into the 2016 NBA lottery. He didn't land with a lottery team, though...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 14,949 reads 22 comments

  16. 8 Players to Watch at 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    The 24 teams of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League include 2016 first-round picks, potential breakout sophomores and plenty of NBA hopefuls...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 44,667 reads 51 comments

  17. NBA Rookies with a Lot to Prove at 2016 Las Vegas Summer League

    Las Vegas Summer League is the first chance for lottery picks to validate their worth and for late-round prospects to silence their critics...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 35,357 reads 109 comments

  18. Predicting 2016 NBA Summer League Breakout Players

    There are always a few surprises at NBA Summer League , particularly among rookies who end up looking like steals after July. Last year, it was Norman Powell, a second-round pick due to limited size and shot-creating ability...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 77,088 reads 108 comments

  19. Undrafted NBA Rookies Who Can Still Make an Impact Next Season

    Every year a handful of prospects slip through the cracks during the NBA draft.  Last June, nobody selected T.J. McConnell, who'd go on to make the most of summer league, training camp and a Philadelphia 76ers squad that lacked talent and depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 34,400 reads 26 comments

  20. PG Kris Dunn on Draft-Day Uncertainty and Joining the NBA's Hottest Young Team

    Before leaving Brooklyn, New York , on NBA draft night as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves , Kris Dunn heard numerous rumors about where he'd wind up. Some thought the Boston Celtics would grab him with the third pick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 27,709 reads 42 comments

  21. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Ended Up on the Wrong Team

    There were some questionable matches between prospect and team during last Thursday's 2016 NBA draft. A handful of general managers who looked to take the best player available could see that strategy backfire due to potentially problematic fits...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 70,671 reads 94 comments

  22. 2017 NBA Draft: Way-Too-Early Big Board

    Now that a somewhat iffy 2016 NBA draft is complete, there's no time to waste on the (just-completed) past. This projected 2017 class could be legendary...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 141,161 reads 162 comments

  23. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Final 2-Round Predictions

    Unsurprisingly, the 2016 NBA draft conversation changes by the hour. We're constantly hearing new rumors and buzz on risers, fallers and promises. As one scout put it, "Mock drafts are about to go up in flames...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 411,067 reads 304 comments

  24. NBA Draft Expert's Ultimate Tale of the Tape: Ben Simmons vs. Brandon Ingram

    LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram have sat atop NBA draft boards for months. They've separated themselves with flashes of potential and production to match exciting upside...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 30,289 reads 48 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead

    Isaiah Whitehead bounced back nicely from an underwhelming freshman year at Seton Hall. But it wasn't until March that the NBA buzz started to strengthen...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 5,887 reads 3 comments