1. NBA Draft Notebook: Top Prospect Matchups to Watch in the Sweet 16

    The 2015 NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 is loaded with scouting opportunities and matchups between some of the top NBA draft prospects. This could ultimately be the last chance for general managers to evaluate possible targets in a live-game setting..

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  2. Will R.J. Hunter's Star Shine as Brightly in the NBA?

    And just like that, Georgia State junior R.J. Hunter is your first big star of the 2015 NCAA tournament. It's almost a shame it took a March game-winner for him to gain some recognition...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 29,205 reads 51 comments

  3. Player vs. Prospect: Would You Rather Have Emmanuel Mudiay or Dante Exum?

    Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum went No. 5 in the 2014 NBA draft. Emmanuel Mudiay will likely follow as a top-five selection this upcoming June. And neither has played a lick of college basketball...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 23,221 reads 113 comments

  4. NBA Draft Notebook: Biggest Questions Entering the 2015 NCAA Tournament

    For NBA draft prospects, the NCAA tournament is essentially a final on-court audition. It's their last chance to make a pitch and sell scouts on their strengths and potential...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 7,110 reads 23 comments

  5. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Full 2-Round Projections Entering NCAA Tournament

    The NCAA tournament is ultimately the last chance for most NBA draft prospects to make their final pitch. And except for the international players, almost every prospect on this year's first-round radar will be suiting up for the Big Dance...

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  6. 2015 NBA Draft: Playing 'Go Pro' or 'Stay in School' with Fringe Prospects

    Every prospect faces a decision at the end of his season. Knowing when to declare for the NBA draft versus when to return to school could ultimately make or break one's career...

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  7. Breaking Down the Reality for NBA Teams Already Eyeing 2015 Draft

    At some point, coaches and general managers have to realize when the playoffs are out of reach. That's when the NBA draft, as well as the development of each franchise's young players, must become a priority...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 23,058 reads 38 comments

  8. 2015 NBA Draft Stock Report: Risers and Fallers Heading into the Tournament

    Time is running out for 2015 NBA draft prospects to make final impressions. And with conference tournament play underway and the NCAA tournament coming up, the stakes have risen...

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  9. NBA Draft Notebook: Meet Cameron Payne, America's Most Overlooked Prospect

    It almost took the entire year, but the buzz surrounding Murray State sophomore point guard Cameron Payne has slowly snowballed into NBA draft chatter...

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  10. Prospect vs. Player: Would You Rather Have Karl-Anthony Towns or Jabari Parker?

    When breaking down Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker and Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns, the talking point of the conversation has to ultimately revolve around versatility...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 32,656 reads 197 comments

  11. Finding Diamonds in the Rough Among Dark-Horse 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    The NBA draft is all about finding value. The best general managers are able to turn late-round picks into serviceable contributors and potentially long-term cornerstones...

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  12. Projecting the Immediate Impact of Each Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospect

    It's getting tougher for top prospects to make an immediate impact as NBA rookies. Andrew Wiggins is the only one in 2015 averaging double figures in scoring...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 49,198 reads 142 comments

  13. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting All 30 1st-Round Picks in Early March

    The 2015 NBA draft conversation is getting better by the week. We suddenly have new challengers for the No. 1 spot and a handful of late-season risers up the board...

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  14. 2015 NBA Draft Notebook: Jahlil Okafor Breaking Mold When Finding Comparisons

    Freshman center Jahlil Okafor has been dominant during his freshman season at Duke, where he's established an identity for himself unlike anyone we've seen in years...

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  15. 9 NBA Rookies Exceeding Expectations in 2015

    Though injuries have put a cloud over the 2014 NBA rookie class, there are a handful of bright newcomers worth highlighting. Many of them have gone above and beyond what's expected of them...

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  16. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects with Something to Prove over Final Month

    The month of March is the last opportunity for 2015 NBA draft prospects to make an impression until the combine in May. It's essentially the final stage of in-game auditions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 9,657 reads 9 comments

  17. 4 Prospects Who Will Challenge for No. 1 Spot in 2015 NBA Draft

    With March just around the corner, the list of potential No. 1 overall candidates for the 2015 NBA draft has been narrowed down to four special prospects. At this stage, you can really make a case for any of them...

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  18. Stock Up, Stock Down for the Top 10 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Heading into March

    The top of the projected 2015 NBA draft board is starting to look more attractive by the month. And for the most part, this year's lottery prospects have been fairly consistent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 27,968 reads 61 comments

  19. NBA Draft Notebook: Karl-Anthony Towns Challenging Jahlil Okafor's No. 1 Status

    You can start to feel Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns' NBA draft case strengthening. He's played at least 20 minutes in four of the Wildcats' last six games. And in those four games, he's averaged 16...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 14,549 reads 31 comments

  20. The Ideal 2015 Lottery Prospect for Each Rebuilding NBA Team

    Every general manager likely enters the NBA draft with the hopes of landing a specific someone. Based on talent, positional needs, style of play and 2015-16 roster projections, we matched up each rebuilding team with an ideal target prospect...

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  21. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects with the Shakiest Standing Right Now

    With March just around the corner, there are a handful of 2015 NBA draft prospects standing on shaky ground. For the most part, their draft-stock volatility stems from a lack of progression...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 17,443 reads 15 comments

  22. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Full First-Round Predictions, Post Trade Deadline

    With the NBA trade deadline having passed, teams should now have a better feel for what their rosters will look like heading into the 2015 draft season...

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  23. Prospect vs. Player: Would You Rather Have Jahlil Okafor or Joel Embiid?

    By the start of the 2015-16 season, the NBA should be welcoming two of its next-generation star big men...

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  24. NBA Draft Notebook: Providence's Kris Dunn Could Be Biggest Wild Card in 2015

    After Providence's Kris Dunn suffered consecutive season-ending shoulder injuries, you'd hate to jump the gun on the redshirt sophomore point guard...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 9,696 reads 10 comments

  25. How Concerning Are Jahlil Okafor's Defensive Struggles?

    Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor took control of the 2015 NBA draft conversation fairly early. And his offensive game has done all the talking...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 months ago 9,098 reads 35 comments