1. Syracuse Prospect Taking Full Advantage of New NBA Draft Eligibility Rule

    CHICAGO — Syracuse Orange guard Malachi Richardson is milking the new rule that allows prospects who don't hire agents the freedom to return to school within 10 days after the NBA draft combine...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 81,356 reads 33 comments

  2. NBA Draft Combine 2016: Takeaways from Measurements, Workouts and More

    CHICAGO — After measurements and team interviews on Wednesday, players participated in athletic testing, light drills and five-on-five scrimmaging during the NBA draft combine...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 4,205 reads 1 comments

  3. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Future of Denzel Valentine

    It took three seasons and two games for Denzel Valentine to generate any real NBA draft buzz. Despite playing a key role in Michigan State's 2015 Final Four run, it was ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 23,179 reads 39 comments

  4. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Kentucky's Tyler Ulis

    Tyler Ulis was a star in college basketball. Viewed as a driving force behind Kentucky's success the past two years, the 5'9" ball-handler plays much bigger than his height...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 15,394 reads 29 comments

  5. Can DeAndre' Bembry Prove He's the Next Jimmy Butler at 2016 NBA Combine?

    The story is the stuff of Midwestern legend by now: Jimmy Butler—hardly an exciting college or pro prospect coming out of Marquette—goes No. 30 overall in the 2011 NBA draft, a shock to most, including Butler himself...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 13,102 reads 17 comments

  6. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Turkey's Furkan Korkmaz

    Limited playing time and overseas production won't keep NBA teams from showing interest in Furkan Korkmaz...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 4,064 reads 0 comments

  7. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Frenchman Timothe Luwawu

    Timothe Luwawu declared for the 2015 NBA draft before withdrawing and returning to Europe. However, he didn't go back to LNB Pro B, France's second division...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 2,033 reads 2 comments

  8. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of LSU's Ben Simmons

    No college basketball player entered the 2015-16 season with more hype than LSU's Ben Simmons. Under the microscope from day one, Simmons still put up unprecedented numbers to back ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 26,267 reads 95 comments

  9. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Washington's Marquese Chriss

    Washington's Marquese Chriss didn't start the year viewed as a one-and-done, possible lottery pick. That's how he finished it after putting together a season full of exciting flashes and surprising consistency...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 9,921 reads 9 comments

  10. The Best 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Nobody Is Talking About

    With the early-entry deadline having passed for the 2016 NBA draft, scouts and executives now have hundreds of names to sift through. A handful will receive more love from teams than media or fans...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 5,067 reads 0 comments

  11. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down NBA Future of Dragan Bender

    Dragan Bender's rise to the top of the 2016 NBA draft discussion was steady and well-documented. From Eurocamp 2013 and the 2014 (Under 18) European Championship to his MVP ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 46,728 reads 42 comments

  12. Updated 2016 NBA Mock Draft Following Early-Entry Eligibility Deadline

    With the early-entrant deadline having passed for the 2016 NBA draft, scouts and executives will have their hands full over the next two months...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 63,998 reads 99 comments

  13. Ranking the Best Destinations for the Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    The spot on the board where a prospect gets taken becomes irrelevant the day after the NBA draft. It's his destination that could determine the next five years of his career. Team fit plays an enormous role in an NBA prospect's development...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 year ago 430 reads 0 comments

  14. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Oklahoma's Buddy Hield

    Before exploding for one of the most impressive individual seasons in recent memory, Buddy Hield had reached out to the NBA for some feedback on his 2015 draft stock...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 27,542 reads 78 comments

  15. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Domantas Sabonis

    Arguably the country's top mid-major prospect, Domantas Sabonis strengthened his pitch to the NBA during his second year at Gonzaga...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 15,135 reads 17 comments

  16. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Regular-Season Edition

    With the lottery odds set following the conclusion of the NBA 's regular season, we're now one step closer to 2016 NBA draft night...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 223,050 reads 362 comments

  17. 2016 NBA Draft: Jonathan Wasserman's Top 50 Prospect Big Board

    With prospects currently deciding whether to enter the 2016 NBA draft, we've reached a good point to rank them...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 112,952 reads 153 comments

  18. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Future of Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson

    Last year, Demetrius Jackson played the sidekick role to eventual first-round pick Jerian Grant. This year, Notre Dame gave him the keys to the offense, which he guided to an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA tournament...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 8,821 reads 23 comments

  19. Biggest Takeaways from 2016 Nike Hoops Summit

    There is always a huge presence of NBA scouts and executives at the annual Nike Hoop Summit, the showcase between USA Basketball's Men's Junior National Select Team and top international teenagers...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 21,056 reads 30 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: Will Thon Maker Make Cut in Latest 1st-Round Projections?

    The NCAA tournament is complete, and our 2016 NBA mock draft board continues to change. Prospects have already started announcing their plans. Arguably the biggest name looking to go pro doesn't even play college hoops...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 173,034 reads 147 comments

  21. 2016 NBA Draft: Ranking the Best Prospects in the Final Four

    The 2016 Final Four is set, and NBA scouts should have plenty to monitor in Houston. Lottery teams expecting to pick high will likely be locked onto Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, who's averaging 29...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 28,354 reads 20 comments

  22. Projecting NBA Outlooks of Top Prospects at 2016 McDonald's All-American Game

    The McDonald's All-American Game, which takes place March 30 in Chicago, hosts top high school talent and future NBA stars. Chances are the 2017 No. 1 overall pick will be playing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 58,364 reads 50 comments

  23. New Rule Could Hurt College Seniors in Upcoming 2016 NBA Draft

    Good idea in theory: A new NCAA rule offering early NBA draft entrants the freedom to seek feedback while retaining college eligibility up to 10 days after May's combine...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 70,560 reads 70 comments

  24. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: First-Round Projections, Sweet 16 Edition

    With only 16 teams left in the NCAA tournament, NBA draft hype season is well underway. Prospects like Ben Simmons and the entire Kentucky Wildcats team (!) are already declaring for the draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 50,419 reads 15 comments

  25. The Best 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Remaining in the March Madness Field

    The NCAA tournament field is down to 16 teams, but there are still plenty of quality NBA prospects left to scout with Duke, North Carolina, Indiana and Maryland still in the mix...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 88,720 reads 154 comments