1. 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...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 1,012 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 29,346 reads 71 comments

  3. 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 21,838 reads 25 comments

  4. 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 43,615 reads 157 comments

  5. 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 37,224 reads 114 comments

  6. 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 14,266 reads 54 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 21,170 reads 24 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 93,995 reads 123 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 22,781 reads 75 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 4,006 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 41,280 reads 268 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 13,862 reads 51 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 21,741 reads 54 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 22,378 reads 23 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 10,854 reads 21 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 27,646 reads 98 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 8,928 reads 12 comments

  18. 6 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Looking to Make the First-Round Leap

    These are the guys knocking on the door—the fringe first-rounders looking to break through that barrier. There's a big difference in being the No. 30 pick as opposed to the No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 14,635 reads 12 comments

  19. Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair Boosting Each Other's NBA Draft Stock

    This Syracuse Orange team just keeps rolling right along. And the charge is consistently being led by its big three—freshman point guard Tyler Ennis, sophomore forward Jerami Grant and senior forward C...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 15,617 reads 11 comments

  20. Everything You Need to Know About D-League Sensation Pierre Jackson

    I'm not sure how closely you've been following the D-League, but Pierre Jackson has been absolutely tearing it up. It's not even right anymore. He's already hit the 40-point mark six times this season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 132,062 reads 95 comments

  21. NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Projecting NBA Road Ahead for UCLA's Kyle Anderson

    Is this guy unique or what? Kyle Anderson has to be considered one of the tougher prospects to peg with one of the more debated NBA outlooks. You either love him for what he has or you're turned off by what he doesn't...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 18,463 reads 33 comments

  22. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting How 1st Round Shakes Out, Midseason Edition

    Though we've been praising the projected 2014 NBA draft class for its potential star power at the top, maybe it's time we start appreciating it for its depth...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 262,682 reads 380 comments

  23. Why NBA Teams Would Be Foolish to Overlook P.J. Hairston Now

    Former North Carolina Tar Heels guard P.J. Hairston will be eligible for the 2014 NBA draft in June. You wouldn't know it from watching college basketball—Hairston was suspended ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 6,777 reads 7 comments

  24. Why Noah Vonleh Is Safer 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Than Julius Randle

    Kentucky's Julius Randle versus Indiana's Noah Vonleh —it's a heads-up debate that will be going on in every NBA draft room...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 25,785 reads 67 comments

  25. Best-Case, Worst-Case NBA Projection for Australian Point Guard Dante Exum

    Australia's Dante Exum has been perceived as a prize—a one-of-a-kind prospect whom dozens of NBA teams will be heavily targeting. He jumps off the court and screen like he's three-dimensional...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 6 months ago 32,017 reads 63 comments