1. NBA Draft 2016: Sophomores and Juniors Primed for Breakout Seasons

    The NBA draft isn't always about the one-and-done freshmen. Sometimes, it takes a year or two for a prospect to find his confidence and offensive game...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 17,129 reads 56 comments

  2. Duke's Brandon Ingram Could Be Sleeper for 2016 NBA Draft's Top Spot

    For the most part, the star power projected to drive the 2016 NBA draft discussion is fueled by two particular freshmen. I haven't heard of a preseason big board that didn't list LSU's Ben Simmons and Kentucky's Skal Labissiere at the top...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 28,150 reads 37 comments

  3. Predicting the NBA's Rookie Leaders in Every Stat Category

    There were more than a handful of high-profile names to come out of the 2015 NBA draft class. Now, after a year of speculating where they'd wind up, it's time to predict how each will fare during their first year on the job...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 26,757 reads 95 comments

  4. NBA Sophomores and Juniors Primed for Big Seasons in 2015-16

    Sometimes, it can take a year or two for young NBA players to find their rhythm. Much of the time, prospects just need a season to build some confidence and comfort with the game's new speed and athleticism...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 48,230 reads 133 comments

  5. NBA Scouts and Execs Targeting an Unexpected College Hoops Team This Season

    California hasn't exactly been an NBA factory or annual scouting stop for general managers. Its only first-round product over the last 18 years: Ryan Anderson, the 21st pick of the 2008 draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 11,882 reads 14 comments

  6. NBA Rookie Stock Watch: 2015-16 Preseason Edition

    With the NBA preseason coming to a close, we've seen enough to get a feel for what to expect from the 2015-16 rookies. And quite frankly, it's been an encouraging October for most of June's first-rounders...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 12,313 reads 16 comments

  7. Journey to No. 1: How Each Top Prospect Could Be 2016 NBA Draft's 1st Pick

    As the new season approaches, five prospects are expected to compete for No. 1 overall consideration in the 2016 NBA draft. To no surprise, we're talking about four projected one-and-done freshmen, as well as a fast riser overseas...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 7,672 reads 7 comments

  8. 5 Small-School Prospects Destined for 2016 NBA Draft

    Every year, we see a few small-school prospects defy the odds and wind up getting themselves picked in the NBA draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 22,467 reads 13 comments

  9. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Point Guard Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    Expect plenty of buzz this year surrounding the point guard group projected to declare for the 2016 NBA draft. Our top five consists of a returning superstar, a new one and a major breakout candidate...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 months ago 9,089 reads 9 comments

  10. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Shooting Guard Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    There happens to be an interesting storyline tied to each of the following 2-guards projected to declare for the 2016 NBA draft, a group that offers a diverse mix of talent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 29,916 reads 39 comments

  11. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Small Forward Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    The small forward group projected to declare for the 2016 NBA draft is powered by three exceptional freshmen. It's not crazy to think that each of them will wind up being selected in June's top five...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 31,184 reads 69 comments

  12. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Power Forward Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    Power forward doesn't project as the deepest position in the 2016 NBA draft, but it's tough to argue against the potential star power within it. We could eventually be looking at three or four power forwards competing for spots in June's top 10..

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 24,572 reads 26 comments

  13. NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Center Prospects Heading into CBB Season

    The 2016 NBA draft may not offer the same level of star power at center as last year, but there are still a handful of lottery and first-round-caliber bigs to scout. Three of our top five happen to be projected one-and-done freshmen...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 22,038 reads 23 comments

  14. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury Opens Up Last-Ditch Chance for Two Failed NBA Pros

    The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist injury was a major blow to the Charlotte Hornets . It was a major blow to Kidd-Gilchrist, who would be entering a critical year with regard to his development and role...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 7,415 reads 12 comments

  15. Early-Season College Basketball Games That Will Shape 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2015-16 college basketball season appears loaded with terrific scouting opportunities for NBA evaluators. Throughout the year, we should see top-10 talents face off, and even No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 19,298 reads 24 comments

  16. Young NBA Players Who Need Changes of Scenery to Thrive

    For the most part, young NBA players can't choose where they wind up. And every year, a few get thrown into difficult situations that can negatively impact their development...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 111,760 reads 154 comments

  17. NBA Rookies Who Will Surprise in 2015-16

    We see under-the-radar rookies become regulars in NBA rotations every year. Jordan Clarkson , Jusuf Nurkic , Langston Galloway, Bojan Bogdanovic and K.J. McDaniels were just a few from last season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 51,577 reads 120 comments

  18. Top International Studs to Watch in 2015 NBA Global Games

    The Global Games take place outside the United States and Canada and consist of preseason matchups between NBA teams and international clubs...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 14,424 reads 33 comments

  19. NBA Prospects Who Are out of Time in 2015-16

    At some point, NBA teams need to see some results. These prospects have yet to establish any value or sell their development and potential over the last few years...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 58,963 reads 97 comments

  20. 7 Undrafted Free Agents to Watch in 2015-16 NBA Training Camp

    Going undrafted doesn't mean the NBA dream is over. We see undrafted players make rosters every year. And a handful of them manage to secure legitimate rotation spots...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 12 months ago 39,243 reads 35 comments

  21. 5 College Basketball Coaches Who May Be Auditioning for the NBA This Season

    The trend is real. NBA organizations are targeting c ollege basketball coaches in an attempt to find leaders who are more in tune with today's game and players. It started with Butler's Brad Stevens going to the Boston Celtics...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 16,429 reads 28 comments

  22. Dennis Schroder Is Atlanta Hawks' Biggest Wild Card in 2015-16

    The Atlanta Hawks haven't asked too much of Dennis Schroder since selecting him in the 2013 NBA draft. Having just turned 22 years old, he's been viewed more as a developmental project...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 8,104 reads 10 comments

  23. Predicting Rookie Season Numbers for Every Top 2015 NBA Draft Pick

    A handful of June's top NBA draft picks could be looking at major rookie roles. A few project as top offensive options for their respective teams, including Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 127,631 reads 254 comments

  24. Stock Up, Stock Down for NBA Players in 2015's FIBA EuroBasket Tournament

    EuroBasket 2015 was loaded with NBA talent. And we saw some big-time performances from both young prospects and old veterans, most notably Pau Gasol , who led Spain to the gold after a legendary all-around showing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 43,033 reads 67 comments

  25. Caris LeVert's Back on Road to the NBA After Unexpected Turn

    At this time last year, most would have thought the 2015-16 season would be Caris LeVert 's first in the NBA...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 19,100 reads 19 comments