1. Once Considered a Transcendent Talent, Thon Maker's NBA Future Suddenly Unclear

    TORONTO — The carnival mirror reflecting Thon Maker's NBA potential has produced wildly varying images over the years. At 16, he was once viewed as the game's next Kevin Durant ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 69,199 reads 35 comments

  2. NBA Draft Notebook: French Phenom Steals Show at NBA's BWB Showcase

    TORONTO — While the stars of today flaunted their skills at the Air Canada Centre over the weekend, NBA scouts, coaches and some of the top young international prospects packed a two-court gym for the 2016 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 102,434 reads 57 comments

  3. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Marquette's Henry Ellenson

    Compared to some of the other projected one-and-done NBA lottery picks, the incoming hype surrounding Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson wasn't particularly loud...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 21,369 reads 13 comments

  4. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Will Become Household Names Before March Madness

    A handful of NBA prospects appear on the verge of breaking out. And though the everyday college hoops and draft follower knows these six rising standouts, the national love hasn't quite been there for any of them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 32,296 reads 26 comments

  5. 2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Kristaps Porzingis or Brandon Ingram?

    Though the LSU Tigers' Ben Simmons has absorbed most of the attention in NBA draft discussion, Duke Blue Devils freshman Brandon Ingram has quietly developed into an attractive consolation prize...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 27,771 reads 77 comments

  6. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Utah's Jakob Poeltl

    A promising freshman year at Utah put Jakob Poeltl on the map after he'd arrived from Austria as a relative unknown. He's now arguably the top center prospect in college hoops three months into his sophomore season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 13,209 reads 30 comments

  7. 2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Ben Simmons or Karl-Anthony Towns?

    Imagine every college prospect and NBA player gets thrown into a pool for one big draft. General managers who are looking for a star to build their franchise around could have a lot to think about when assembling their big boards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 72,830 reads 258 comments

  8. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Blowing Expectations Out of the Water

    Every year we see NCAA players unexpectedly evolve into exciting NBA prospects. It happened last season with freshmen D'Angelo Russell, Trey Lyles and Devin Booker—three ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 15,764 reads 4 comments

  9. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Providence's Kris Dunn

    Most prospects who generate NBA lottery buzz look to cash in quickly . Kris Dunn had the chance last spring after a breakout sophomore year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 27,464 reads 79 comments

  10. Can Jordan McRae Turn 61-Point Game into an NBA Career?

    An NBA Development League record 61-point eruption with the Delaware 87ers on Jan. 26 just helped Jordan McRae land an interesting audition...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 25,145 reads 21 comments

  11. Ranking Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects with the Most Long-Term Potential

    Knowing how few prospects can actually help right away, teams put a ton of stock in long-term potential when evaluating for the NBA draft. For the most part, potential is fueled by a combination of athleticism, physical tools and skills...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 18,299 reads 17 comments

  12. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Duke's Brandon Ingram

    The emergence of Duke freshman Brandon Ingram has become one of the more exciting talking points of the 2016 NBA draft discussion...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 57,154 reads 112 comments

  13. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: How All 30 1st-Round Picks Shake Out Right Now

    The 2016 NBA mock draft board continues to change. A new one-and-done freshman has been added to the mix, while another has jumped into our lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 157,690 reads 143 comments

  14. Scouts Rank Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield as Most NBA-Ready Prospects

    NBA teams typically draft based on long-term potential, but there is tremendous value tied to players who contribute on rookie contracts. Only a few rookies enter the league capable of making positive contributions right away...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 50,099 reads 76 comments

  15. Predicting the Biggest Steals of the 2016 NBA Draft Class

    We always see prospects slip through the cracks during the evaluation process for the NBA draft. Age, average athleticism and/or poor fit in college systems can mask a player's potential...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 45,874 reads 42 comments

  16. Ranking the Best Rebounders Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    The projected 2016 NBA draft class might not offer the same star power as 2015's, but it sure could produce some high-level rebounders ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 13,081 reads 14 comments

  17. 2016 NBA Draft Targets Rising and Falling Most in Early Conference Play

    The new year has already been good to a handful of NBA prospects looking to strengthen their cases for the 2016 draft. Two of them are seniors experiencing breakout years...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 19,856 reads 21 comments

  18. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: How 1st-Round Projects Are Entering the New Year

    With conference play underway, the projected 2016 NBA draft board has started to take shape. And the No. 1 player only appears to be getting stronger by the week...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 266,722 reads 499 comments

  19. Ranking the Best Defenders Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    Prospects who can defend have greater margins for error when making the NBA transition. Being able to lock down your position or guard multiple ones helps compensate for offensive weaknesses likely exposed during rookie and sophomore seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 21,398 reads 36 comments

  20. Don't Write Off Skal Labissiere as a Top NBA Draft Prospect Just Yet

    A slow start from Kentucky's Skal Labissiere has led to some early panic and criticism . We haven't witnessed what the NBA mock draft boards and recruiting rankings suggested we would...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 18,934 reads 45 comments

  21. Playing Stock Up, Stock Down with Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    A handful of NBA prospects will enter the new year (and conference play) on the rise following strong finishes to 2015. One of them is a freshman who blew up for one of the bigger lines of the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 13,897 reads 7 comments

  22. Ranking the Best Passers Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    While too many scorers can sometimes disrupt a team's offensive balance, NBA coaches can never have enough passers. We could potentially see five highly skilled distributors taken in the 2016 lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 5,399 reads 7 comments

  23. Ranking the Best Shooters Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    With shooting coveted more than ever in today's NBA , having a convincing jumper could really pay off come draft time. And teams should have plenty of shooters to choose from this upcoming June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 34,859 reads 40 comments

  24. The 5 Biggest Early Risers in 2016 NBA Draft Conversation

    There are some NBA draft prospects who are just tougher to see coming. Through roughly five weeks of college basketball, we've witnessed a handful of players either flash ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 47,509 reads 56 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Pure Scorers Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2016 NBA draft could produce a handful of fine scoring options. Ironically, our projected No. 1 pick, LSU's Ben Simmons, isn't one of them, considering his game is predicated on facilitating, transition chances and finishing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 23,505 reads 63 comments