1. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: September Projections for All 30 1st Round Picks

    It's never too early for NBA draft projections, and given all the showcase events, tournaments and camps that take place during the summer, prospects actually have an opportunity to improve their stocks in the offseason...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 122,366 reads 124 comments

  2. NBA Draft 2016: Demetrius Jackson Is Notre Dame's Next Star to Watch

    A secondary option alongside veterans since 2013-14, Demetrius Jackson will enter his junior year as Notre Dame's lead guard. And there is a strong chance the opportunity results in the buildup of NBA draft buzz...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 2,715 reads 0 comments

  3. He's Got Next: Henry Ellenson Looks Like Top-10 Pick in 2016 NBA Draft

    We might as well start preparing now for his inevitable rise in the 2016 NBA draft discussion. It's only a matter of time before Marquette freshman big man Henry Ellenson emerges as one of the perceived prizes in next June's field...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 29,767 reads 22 comments

  4. Surprise Freshmen Who Will Emerge as Legitimate 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    It's typically easy to predict most of the one-and-done NBA prospects. But every year, there are a few who slip under the radar—players who aren't considered obvious future ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 months ago 54,433 reads 54 comments

  5. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Turning Heads in 2015 Summer Showcases

    We don't normally associate the summer as a time for NBA draft prospects to raise their stock. But this year, a handful of them used the camps and international tournaments to generate positive buzz...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 18,331 reads 10 comments

  6. Volatile Stocks: 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Entering Make-or-Break Seasons

    For some hopeful NBA prospects, an uninspiring 2015-16 season could potentially sink their draft stock. Minimal progress in college doesn't quite suggest room for growth as a pro...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 47,642 reads 22 comments

  7. Ranking the Top Returning NBA Draft Prospects in College Basketball

    While the one-and-done prospects typically hog the attention in the NBA draft conversation, this year, there are a number of quality sophomores, juniors and seniors worth talking about...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 31,535 reads 23 comments

  8. 8 College Teams That Will Steer the 2016 NBA Draft

    For those looking to scout for the 2016 NBA draft, there are eight college teams to focus on. These are the schools that pack the most pro talent or one signature player expected to generate tons of attention...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 34,747 reads 69 comments

  9. Stanley Johnson Is Poised to Become This NBA Season's Surprise Rookie

    Even at No. 8 overall, Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson had been undervalued throughout the NBA draft process. He was never quite viewed as one of the ultimate prizes or must-have prospects...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 46,652 reads 112 comments

  10. One-and-Done Candidates Who Will Light Up the NBA Draft Radar in 2015-16

    Freshmen willing to leave college for the NBA after just one year are typically loaded with potential. They don't sell scouts on three to four seasons of production—they sell them on upside...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 81,131 reads 109 comments

  11. Kentucky's Jamal Murray Is Putting the NBA on Notice Long Before He Even Arrives

    Just a few months ago, Jamal Murray was a standout guard in Canada expected to graduate high school in 2016. He's now the hottest prospect eligible for the 2016 NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 90,336 reads 109 comments

  12. The Top Prospect at Every Position for the 2016 NBA Draft Class

    The projected 2016 NBA draft field should offer at least one standout prospect at each position. We identified the top point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center expected to declare after the 2015-16 season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 174,153 reads 195 comments

  13. 8 Young Prospects Who Must Turn Potential into NBA Production Next Season

    It takes some NBA prospects longer to develop than others, but eventually, teams must see results. We picked out a handful of former first-round picks who need to take that next step in a potential make-or-break season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 112,228 reads 221 comments

  14. Early Report Card Grades for the Top 10 NBA Draft Picks So Far This Offseason

    With summer league complete, it's time to critique 2015's top 10 draft picks following their first NBA action. These grades aren't just about production and points per game. We took efficiency into account, as well as the eye test...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 156,371 reads 235 comments

  15. 8 NBA Rookies Who Should Be Starters in 2015-16

    Outside of the top few picks, it's rare for rookies to enter the NBA as starters. However, the 2015 draft class produced a handful of qualified candidates. A number of them landed in spots with clear paths to the starting lineup...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 236,445 reads 366 comments

  16. 6 Undrafted 2015 NBA Rookies with Greatest Potential to Make an Impact Next Year

    Every year, we see a handful of prospects go overlooked during the NBA draft process. Last season, it was Tarik Black, Langston Galloway and Bryce Cotton...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 88,549 reads 121 comments

  17. Why Toronto Raptors' Norman Powell Could Be This Year's Surprise 2nd-Round Steal

    The Toronto Raptors may have found a gem in Norman Powell, whom teams passed on 45 times in the 2015 NBA draft. On June 25, Powell's falling to No. 46 made sense. His weaknesses and dubious track record raised questions about his NBA promise...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 95,661 reads 67 comments

  18. 5 Second-Round Picks Who Look Like Steals from the 2015 NBA Draft Class

    With the completion of NBA Summer League, we now have a clearer picture of where each prospect stands in terms of his transition from college to the pros. And as always, it looks like a handful of second-round picks went overlooked in the draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 197,513 reads 180 comments

  19. Best- and Worst-Case NBA Comparisons for the Top 10 Picks in 2015-16

    Pro-player comparisons are intended to paint clearer projections for NBA prospects. To create these comparisons, we took everything possible into account, from a player's physical tools to his style of play, stats, strengths and weaknesses...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 221,622 reads 430 comments

  20. 7 NBA Rookies Who Will Face Immediate Pressure to Succeed Next Season

    NBA rookies typically aren't expected to make significant impacts, but every year a chosen few enter the league with pressure to produce. Blame the hype...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 115,914 reads 367 comments

  21. Early Impressions of Mario Hezonja at 2015 NBA Summer League

    Heading into NBA Summer League, nobody was a bigger must-watch rookie than Mario Hezonja. Despite having played fewer than 16 minutes per game in each of his last two seasons with Barcelona, the Orlando Magic rolled the dice on Hezonja at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 5,214 reads 2 comments

  22. Early Impressions of Willie Cauley-Stein at 2015 NBA Summer League

    With Emmanuel Mudiay , a potential franchise point guard, available for the taking in the NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings chose to pass and address their defense...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 8,688 reads 15 comments

  23. Early Impressions of Kristaps Porzingis at 2015 NBA Summer League

    It's only been about a week of NBA Summer League for the New York Knicks , but frantic fans should be able to breathe a sigh of relief...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 55,565 reads 41 comments

  24. The Biggest Hurdle Each Top-10 2015 NBA Draft Pick Faces During Rookie Season

    Rarely is the jump from college to the NBA a seamless transition. Each prospect will ultimately have specific adjustments to make based on his particular weaknesses...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 38,165 reads 61 comments

  25. Realistic Expectations for Myles Turner's Rookie Season with the Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner entered the NBA draft viewed mostly as a project. He'd averaged 5.6 points over his final eight games at Texas without having strung together much consistency throughout the year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 10,491 reads 26 comments