1. Willie Cauley-Stein Making Legitimate Push Toward 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

    Kentucky Coach John Calipari didn't fully stick to his platoon system Friday night against Texas. There was just no possible way he was taking out Willie Cauley-Stein, who ended ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 12,558 reads 20 comments

  2. Frank Kaminsky's Rise to 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Prospect Nearing Completion

    Frank Kaminsky came out of nowhere in 2013-14. It started with a 43-point explosion against North Dakota four games into his junior year, and from then on, he had our attention...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 18,993 reads 18 comments

  3. How Long Will Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins Lead the NBA's Rookie Class?

    It's been a pretty weird first quarter of the season for most 2014-15 NBA rookies. Even the bright spots have had some clouds frequently pass through...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 3,719 reads 1 comments

  4. Grading the Top NBA Prospects from Duke-Wisconsin Showdown

    This Wisconsin-Duke ACC -Big Ten Challenge matchup featured two of the top programs in the country and some can't-miss NBA talent...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 12,090 reads 12 comments

  5. Ranking the Top 5 Prospects at Every Position in the 2015 NBA Draft

    Every NBA team has specific needs. And we've made it easy on each one by separating the top projected 2015 prospects by position. At first glance, it's pretty clear which positions are the deepest...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 29,880 reads 59 comments

  6. 2015 NBA Draft Stock Watch: Top Risers and Fallers Entering December

    It's only been two weeks, but a few NBA prospects have been able to make some eye-opening first impressions. And most of them are freshmen whose roles and impacts were tough to project prior to the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 24,225 reads 38 comments

  7. NBA Draft 2015 Prospects: Star Comparisons for Top 10 Players

    Though no two players are the same, each one fits into the mold of another player who came before him. And now two weeks into the season, we've gotten a good enough look at our projected 2015 NBA draft field to make some comparisons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 114,477 reads 217 comments

  8. Is Stephen Curry Really in the NBA MVP Conversation?

    Stephen Curry has been putting up standout numbers for years now. And he's been making us drool with a game that's easy on the eyes and arguably the sharpest skill set in the league...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 45,686 reads 136 comments

  9. 5 2014-15 NBA Rookies Who Need More Minutes

    Only a handful of 2014 NBA rookies have actually found regular roles in their respective rotations. Most are riding the bench—and for good reasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 30,518 reads 32 comments

  10. How Alex Len Is Turning Young Career Around with Phoenix Suns

    There have been a number of Alex Len sightings in Phoenix over the past two weeks. It's no hoax or mirage—Len, who nearly racked up as many personal fouls (68) as he did ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 4,939 reads 7 comments

  11. Andrew Wiggins Just Beginning to Realize How Good He Can Be

    The career-high 29 points were impressive. You had to love the pair of three-pointers, the four steals and only one turnover. But the most encouraging aspect of Andrew Wiggins ' breakout performance against the Sacramento Kings on Nov...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 54,591 reads 80 comments

  12. NBA Rookie Report Cards: Stacking the Top 10 in the Inaugural Edition

    It's been a rough start for most of the 2014 NBA rookies. Whether it's due to youth, overcrowding or injuries, there aren't many getting regular minutes. Only two of this year's rookies are averaging double digits in scoring...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 69,056 reads 73 comments

  13. NBA Rookie Ladder: How the Top Contenders Stack Up in Mid-November

    The 2014 Rookie of the Year race isn't quite going the way we thought it would around this time last season. Injuries have really played a role in that, with Marcus Smart, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon each going down early...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 76,483 reads 90 comments

  14. 7 Breakout NBA Players Who Nobody Saw Coming

    We see guys break out every season, and for the most part, there are warning signs. You knew Anthony Davis would erupt this year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 70,631 reads 91 comments

  15. Who Is Joe Harris: Cavs Afterthought Suddenly Has Real Role

    You didn't hear Joe Harris' name much in the NBA draft conversation over the past few years before the Cleveland Cavaliers took him No. 33 overall in June. He was, however, one heck of a college basketball player...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 27,560 reads 18 comments

  16. The Fatal Flaw Every 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year Contender Has to Fix

    The NBA Rookie of the Year race has gotten off to a pretty slow start. Not many first-year players have been producing over the initial month of the season. I'd place some blame on the fact that many of them are 20 years old and younger...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 35,808 reads 80 comments

  17. 6 Players Primed to Climb NBA Draft Boards over 2014-15 Season

    It's early, but you can still get a feel for who's ready to erupt and jump up boards. Some of these guys are freshmen who've flown under the radar in comparison to the obvious one-and-done candidates...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 23,561 reads 15 comments

  18. 1st Impressions of Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospects at State Farm Classic

    Between Duke, Michigan State, Kansas and Kentucky, we saw a whole lot of future NBA talent on the floor at this year's State Farm Classic. Many of the prospects have made strong first impressions, while, quite frankly, a few others have not...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 46,442 reads 21 comments

  19. How New York Knicks' Learning Curve Became Latest Excuse

    New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher and team president Phil Jackson have been preaching patience and downplaying expectations from day one. But at some point, the "new system" excuse is going to expire...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 months ago 12,378 reads 67 comments

  20. Thomas Robinson Still Searching for Place Among His NBA Peers

    There was some debate at the time of the 2012 NBA draft as to how much upside Thomas Robinson offered, but I'm not sure anyone had him pegged as a bust clinging to an eight-minute-per-game role three years later...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 4,529 reads 8 comments

  21. Ranking the Top 5 Favorites to Be No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    With the college basketball season tipping off, we're looking at five realistic No. 1 overall candidates for the 2015 NBA draft, and only three of them will be suiting up for a Division I team...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 26,150 reads 40 comments

  22. 2015 NBA Mock Draft: Very Early Look at All 30 Projected 1st-Round Picks

    With the college basketball season finally here and the NBA season a few weeks in, it's officially that time...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 241,433 reads 244 comments

  23. Evan Fournier Proving to Be a Steal for Orlando Magic

    At the time, it didn't seem like the Orlando Magic were getting anything exciting in return when they traded Arron Afflalo ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 2,788 reads 0 comments

  24. Sacramento Kings Need More from Ben McLemore

    It's not crazy to think the Sacramento Kings really have something going here. There's plenty of talent and experience in the lineup. But to sustain their hot start, they'll need all hands on deck throughout the grind of the 82-game season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 3,288 reads 15 comments

  25. NBA Rookies Who Are Resetting Our Expectations This Season

    We entered the 2014-15 season with some expectations for each NBA rookie. There were a few we thought would step in right away and make an impact. There were others we pegged as longer-term projects who weren't quite ready...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 10 months ago 65,852 reads 97 comments