1. What Happened to James Michael McAdoo's NBA Story?

    It wasn't too long ago we were waiting for James Michael McAdoo to emerge as a top-five NBA draft pick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 38,494 reads 27 comments

  2. For JR Smith, It's Now or Never to Succeed with New York Knicks

    It's tough to say without smiling crookedly, but this Phil Jackson triangle offense might actually help lift J.R. Smith 's game. It better for Smith's sake...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 6,975 reads 8 comments

  3. Scouting 2 NBA Draft Names You Need to Know at FIBA Basketball World Cup

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup was meant for each country's grown men and veterans. The United States can afford to throw out some of the younger kids on the floor, but not the rest of the world...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 27,407 reads 10 comments

  4. This NBA Season's New International Names You Need to Know

    There are hidden gems scattered overseas, and many of them can be had for pretty cheap. The Chicago Bulls will be bringing over one of Europe's elite talents in Nikola Mirotic, who was drafted back in 2011 and has been seasoning abroad ever since...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 32,849 reads 54 comments

  5. How Good Can Elfrid Payton-Aaron Gordon Combination Be for Orlando Magic?

    With Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon , it's all about potential. What an annoying term—potential—given the uncertainty attached to it. But for what it's worth, Payton and Gordon each have plenty of it...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 12,910 reads 28 comments

  6. Why Marcus Smart Can Replace Rajon Rondo for Boston Celtics

    There are some rookies who just aren't built to handle the size and speed of the NBA right away. Developing through practice reps and studying from the bench over time is the best way for many young prospects to develop...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 28,735 reads 98 comments

  7. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Meet Delon Wright, the Next Big 2015 Prospect

    Delon Wright was good last year—the kind of good that put him on NBA radars despite spending the previous two years in junior college. Wright earned scouts' attention...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 35,056 reads 14 comments

  8. Will Triangle Offense Help Reboot Iman Shumpert's Stalled NY Knicks Career?

    Nobody on the New York Knicks needs a bigger change than Iman Shumpert . It's been getting hard to watch. And it's frustrating—because you know he can do better than 6...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 19,453 reads 68 comments

  9. Is Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker a Bigger Threat for Rookie of the Year?

    Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have to be considered front-runners for Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, and not just because they were the top two picks in the draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 41,802 reads 163 comments

  10. Timberwolves Wise to Double Down on Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett Pairing

    It was a good move, from acquiring an elite prospect like Andrew Wiggins to securing Anthony Bennett as a buy-low throw-in. The Minnesota Timberwolves weren't winning with Kevin Love, anyway...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 22,261 reads 46 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospect at Every Position

    If we were to create a starting lineup consisting of the top 2015 NBA prospects, this is what it would look like. I picked the top dogs at each position—or the position that could suit them best once they eventually reach the NBA level...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 42,478 reads 52 comments

  12. Predicting Jabari Parker's Biggest Rookie of the Year Challengers

    Jabari Parker seems to be the consensus favorite to win the upcoming season's NBA Rookie of the Year award, thanks to an NBA-ready body and game, along with the opportunity he'll have as the Milwaukee Bucks' go-to option right away...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 33,197 reads 67 comments

  13. Why Dion Waiters Is Now the Cleveland Cavaliers' X-Factor

    Not even LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving could take down the rest of the league without some backup. The Cleveland Cavaliers will need a support team behind the franchise's new nucleus...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 16,391 reads 28 comments

  14. How Michigan's Caris LeVert Can Emerge as a 2015 NBA Lottery Prospect

    The stage is officially Caris LeVert 's. He earned it following the impressive freshman-to-sophomore jump he made— LeVert went from warming the bench to ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 5,076 reads 3 comments

  15. Predicting the Breakout 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    Some guys just need a few years before figuring out what works and what doesn't. Others just need the opportunity...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 17,899 reads 18 comments

  16. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Can Karl Towns Jr. Blossom into No. 1 2015 Pick?

    The day will come when Karl Towns Jr. emerges as a topic to discuss on every national sports talk show. It's going to happen sometime early next season, when he inevitably goes off during one of Kentucky's zillion nationally televised games...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 months ago 95,415 reads 79 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 21,809 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 265,545 reads 149 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 106,192 reads 151 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 42,699 reads 52 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 45,614 reads 84 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 39,810 reads 114 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 81,627 reads 235 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 19,023 reads 29 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 55,746 reads 56 comments