1. Andrew Wiggins Proving It's Foolish to Write Him off as Future NBA Star

    If you've taken Andrew Wiggins ' name off your first-pick overall ballot, it's time to write him back in. Wiggins has been cooking lately for Kansas—he just racked up his seventh game in a row with at least 14 points...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 41,968 reads 124 comments

  2. 9 NBA Draft Prospects Who Are One Year Away from a Full-Fledged Breakout

    This is the year where they flash their upside. Next season is when those flashes turn into a steady stream of production. Sometimes, it just takes a guy an extra year to settle in, whether the delayed breakout is due to a limited game or limited role.

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 27,806 reads 25 comments

  3. 2014 NBA Draft Stock Watch: Biggest Risers and Fallers Heading into March

    The lights get brighter when March hits. NBA scouts and executives tend to zoom in with their microscopes—each performance, whether it's for better or worse, has the ability to move the needle in one direction or the other...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 33,482 reads 32 comments

  4. Is Iman Shumpert as Good as Gone This Offseason?

    Well, this is awkward. After reportedly trying to deal guard Iman Shumpert to numerous teams throughout the year, the deadline has passed and he's still a New York Knick ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 9,439 reads 52 comments

  5. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 Draft Prospects After 2014 NBA Trade Deadline

    As we inch closer to conference tournament play, our top-20 board has begun to solidify itself. And the top dogs in the class continue to ball. Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have each been pretty darn good as of late...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 16,133 reads 39 comments

  6. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Why Joel Embiid Is Still No. 1 2014 Prospect

    Hopefully that rough stretch in early February didn't have you questioning Joel Embiid 's credentials as a No. 1 overall draft candidate. The big fella just needed to charge the old battery, that's all...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 17,519 reads 34 comments

  7. 5 NBA Teams That Would Be Best Potential Fits for Luol Deng

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have been all over the place this year. The latest news surrounding them comes from ESPN's Brian Windhorst, who's reporting that they're now shopping Luol Deng , the forward they traded for just last month...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 7,814 reads 22 comments

  8. Why Gary Harris Is Safer 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Than James Young

    Michigan State sophomore Gary Harris and Kentucky freshman James Young are two of the highest-ranked shooting guards or wings in the projected 2014 NBA draft class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 5,470 reads 14 comments

  9. 5 NBA Teams Targeting Future Draft Picks Entering 2014 Trade Deadline

    There are some teams that use the NBA trading deadline to improve for the second half of the year. And there are others that use it to build for the future. These are the sellers—the teams that are thinking big picture...

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  10. Ranking Best 2-Way Prospects in 2014 NBA Draft Class

    The NBA loves two-way prospects—guys who are able to impact a game both on offense and defense. There's tremendous value in a player who can score and defend—you won't ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 29,303 reads 71 comments

  11. 8 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Who Could Be 1st-Round Steals

    With so many big names projected to go at the top of the 2014 NBA draft, there are going to be some pretty good players who fall. It's really a good year to own a first-round pick, even if it's not in the lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 21,815 reads 25 comments

  12. Who Would the NBA's Worst Teams Take with No. 1 Pick in 2014 NBA Draft?

    There are roughly six teams who stink just enough to make a run at the lottery. And based on their rosters, along with the stage they're at in their rebuilding process, each franchise will likely have a different-looking draft board...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 43,597 reads 157 comments

  13. The Ultimate Andrew Wiggins-Jabari Parker Comparison: Who Comes Out on Top?

    It's a debate going on in every gym, cafeteria, laundromat and NBA draft room. Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker—a toss-up that could ultimately impact the next five, 10—maybe ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 36,099 reads 114 comments

  14. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Is Doug McDermott Worthy of a 2014 Lottery Pick?

    There's one of these type of guys every year. Some believe in Creighton senior Doug McDermott, while others just don't see it when they put on their NBA goggles. McDermott has gotten to the point where he's nearly mastered the college game...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 14,186 reads 54 comments

  15. The Most Lethal Shooters of the 2014 NBA Draft Class

    Shooting—you won't find a team in the NBA that has enough of it. Everyone could use a shooter. A lethal outside stroke alone could actually be enough to get you drafted or give you a career...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 21,079 reads 24 comments

  16. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Entire First Round, Pre-Trade Deadline

    Though there's plenty of star power at the top, it might ultimately be the depth that defines this 2014 NBA draft class. If you've got a first-round pick, you'll have an excellent shot at acquiring an asset or immediate contributor...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 93,961 reads 123 comments

  17. Jabari Parker Reminding Everyone Why He's Top 3 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    Apparently, that freshman wall that was meant to slow Duke's Jabari Parker down just wasn't very sturdy...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 22,762 reads 75 comments

  18. Andrew Wiggins' Defense Mixes Concerning Lapses, Encouraging Flashes

    Just like his offensive potential, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins ' defensive upside is off the charts. You really couldn't ask for a better set of lock-down tools for a wing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 3,962 reads 7 comments

  19. Will Shoving Incident Affect Oklahoma State Prospect Marcus Smart's Draft Stock?

    Just six seconds before his Oklahoma State Cowboys were about to lose their fifth game in their last six tries, Marcus Smart's bubble of frustration officially burst...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 41,259 reads 269 comments

  20. Milwaukee Bucks Wise to Turn Away Offers for Larry Sanders

    Given the injuries, off-court issues and on-court struggles, it's only natural to lose patience with Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders . But selling low solves nothing. Sanders' value is not where it once was...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 13,836 reads 51 comments

  21. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 20 Draft Prospects Heading into NBA All-Star Break

    As we inch closer and closer to March, some of the top NBA prospects have started to turn up the heat, while a few others have gotten lost in the shuffle. Syracuse's Tyler Ennis and D-League star P...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 21,734 reads 54 comments

  22. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Has Marcus Smart Gotten Free Pass into Draft Elite?

    Following a standout freshman year at Oklahoma State, Marcus Smart entered the 2013-14 college season with a pass straight to first class. You'd be hard-pressed to find a draft board or scout who doesn't rank Smart near the top...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 22,359 reads 23 comments

  23. Breaking Down How Andrew Wiggins Can Shed His Inconsistency Problem

    Some days, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins looks like that superstar NBA prospect many had hyped him up to be. And other days, he does not...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 10,837 reads 21 comments

  24. Why Dante Exum Is Safer 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Than Marcus Smart

    Australia's Dante Exum and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart are two young guards who are expected to evolve into NBA floor generals. To get either one of these guys in the 2014 draft, you're probably going to need a top-six pick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 27,589 reads 98 comments

  25. Breaking Down What's Behind NY Knicks' Guard Tim Hardaway Jr.'s Success

    He might not know it yet, but rookie shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been teaching a clinic on how to make it in the NBA ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 8,880 reads 12 comments