1. 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 9 months ago 266,698 reads 499 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 21,317 reads 36 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 18,928 reads 45 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 13,894 reads 7 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 5,382 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 34,767 reads 40 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 47,386 reads 56 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 23,475 reads 63 comments

  9. NBA Scouts Are Split on Ben Simmons' Only Imperfection

    After the first month of college basketball, LSU freshman Ben Simmons has jumped out as the No. 1 overall favorite for the 2016 NBA draft. He's put up unprecedented early numbers (18...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 126,635 reads 194 comments

  10. NBA Draft 2016: Buying or Selling Hot Starts from Surprising Prospects

    Every year, we see players get off to surprisingly hot starts and naturally enter the NBA draft conversation. But not all of them stick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 39,185 reads 59 comments

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

    It's been a productive last two weeks for some of the country's top NBA prospects. LSU's Ben Simmons has ultimately been the talk of the 2016 draft discussion, but as we reach the ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 9,127 reads 7 comments

  12. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Star Comparisons for Top 20 Players

    Creating pro-player comparisons is an exercise used to paint a picture that portrays an NBA draft prospect's style of play, ceiling and floor...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 89,727 reads 104 comments

  13. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Very Early Look at All 30 Projected 1st-Round Picks

    The 2016 NBA draft is roughly seven months away, but that doesn't mean we can't attempt to project what it will look like...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 56,206 reads 26 comments

  14. First Impressions of the Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    You can't fully evaluate an NBA prospect three weeks into a season, but it's been enough time to get a feel for where he's at and may be going...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 95,557 reads 135 comments

  15. 8 Players Who've Emerged as Must-Follow Prospects in the NBA Draft Conversation

    After a few weeks of college basketball, we've already seen a handful of players get off to notable starts and create intrigue regarding possible NBA potential. I'm talking about potential we didn't necessarily detect prior to the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 4,680 reads 2 comments

  16. 2015-16 NBA Rookies Already Making Us Rewrite Their Scouting Reports

    We're only a month into the NBA season, but we've already started to notice some errors in the rookie scouting reports from college and overseas...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 46,479 reads 102 comments

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

    It's only been two weeks, but that's ultimately been enough for some 2016 NBA draft prospects to make their early impressions. We've even seen a few unexpected names become must-follows after surprise breakout starts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 35,459 reads 48 comments

  18. NBA Draft Watch 2016: Who Won Matchup Between Ben Simmons vs. Henry Ellenson?

    Louisiana State University's Ben Simmons and Marquette's Henry Ellenson—two of the premier NBA prospects in the country—faced off in Brooklyn Monday night in what should end up being one of the more heavily scouted games of the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 9,567 reads 16 comments

  19. 2016 NBA Draft: Returning Prospects Who Must Live Up to Their Hype

    A handful of NBA prospects raised the bar for themselves by flashing pro potential last season many didn't initially see. This year, they'll have to validate it to prevent scouts and general managers from viewing last year's glimpses as fluky...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 11,924 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Draft 2016: Ranking the Top 6 Favorites to Be No. 1 Pick

    There are six prospects this year who could challenge for the No. 1 spot on NBA draft boards. And to no surprise, they're all freshmen, except for an 18-year-old international standout...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 70,102 reads 95 comments

  21. First Impressions of Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects at Champions Classic

    The State Farm Champions Classic featured a whole bunch of quality NBA Draft prospects, many of whom were freshmen looking to make strong first impressions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 30,423 reads 25 comments

  22. Full Scouting Reports for Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects at Champions Classic

    The 2015 State Farm Champions Classic features four of the premier programs in the country and boatloads of quality NBA prospects. I would expect scouts from all 30 teams to be in attendance...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 6,697 reads 4 comments

  23. Complete NBA Draft Expert Guide to 2015-16 College Basketball Season

    The 2016 NBA draft conversation will be made up of layers, from the No. 1 overall candidates to the sleepers and breakout prospects. There will be freshmen hidden below the radar and seniors with final auditions to ace...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 28,225 reads 58 comments

  24. Does Undrafted T.J. McConnell Really Have a Future with Philadelphia 76ers?

    T.J. McConnell waited until the very last minute for an invite to May's NBA Draft Combine. Now he's the Philadelphia 76ers ' starting point guard...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 19,467 reads 49 comments

  25. 2015-16 NBA Draft Prospects Who Will Need Another Year of College

    There are a number of prospects with NBA potential who aren't quite ready to ignite it. Everyone develops at a different speed. Meanwhile, some players may have to wait for their turns to shine, depending on roster situations and overcrowding...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 3,147 reads 0 comments