1. Ranking the Top Returning NBA Draft Prospects in College Basketball

    While the one-and-done prospects typically hog the attention in the NBA draft conversation, this year, there are a number of quality sophomores, juniors and seniors worth talking about...

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  2. 8 College Teams That Will Steer the 2016 NBA Draft

    For those looking to scout for the 2016 NBA draft, there are eight college teams to focus on. These are the schools that pack the most pro talent or one signature player expected to generate tons of attention...

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  3. Stanley Johnson Is Poised to Become This NBA Season's Surprise Rookie

    Even at No. 8 overall, Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson had been undervalued throughout the NBA draft process. He was never quite viewed as one of the ultimate prizes or must-have prospects...

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  4. One-and-Done Candidates Who Will Light Up the NBA Draft Radar in 2015-16

    Freshmen willing to leave college for the NBA after just one year are typically loaded with potential. They don't sell scouts on three to four seasons of production—they sell them on upside...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 81,286 reads 109 comments

  5. Kentucky's Jamal Murray Is Putting the NBA on Notice Long Before He Even Arrives

    Just a few months ago, Jamal Murray was a standout guard in Canada expected to graduate high school in 2016. He's now the hottest prospect eligible for the 2016 NBA draft...

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  6. The Top Prospect at Every Position for the 2016 NBA Draft Class

    The projected 2016 NBA draft field should offer at least one standout prospect at each position. We identified the top point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center expected to declare after the 2015-16 season...

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  7. 8 Young Prospects Who Must Turn Potential into NBA Production Next Season

    It takes some NBA prospects longer to develop than others, but eventually, teams must see results. We picked out a handful of former first-round picks who need to take that next step in a potential make-or-break season...

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  8. Early Report Card Grades for the Top 10 NBA Draft Picks So Far This Offseason

    With summer league complete, it's time to critique 2015's top 10 draft picks following their first NBA action. These grades aren't just about production and points per game. We took efficiency into account, as well as the eye test...

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  9. 8 NBA Rookies Who Should Be Starters in 2015-16

    Outside of the top few picks, it's rare for rookies to enter the NBA as starters. However, the 2015 draft class produced a handful of qualified candidates. A number of them landed in spots with clear paths to the starting lineup...

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  10. 6 Undrafted 2015 NBA Rookies with Greatest Potential to Make an Impact Next Year

    Every year, we see a handful of prospects go overlooked during the NBA draft process. Last season, it was Tarik Black, Langston Galloway and Bryce Cotton...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 88,822 reads 121 comments

  11. Why Toronto Raptors' Norman Powell Could Be This Year's Surprise 2nd-Round Steal

    The Toronto Raptors may have found a gem in Norman Powell, whom teams passed on 45 times in the 2015 NBA draft. On June 25, Powell's falling to No. 46 made sense. His weaknesses and dubious track record raised questions about his NBA promise...

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  12. 5 Second-Round Picks Who Look Like Steals from the 2015 NBA Draft Class

    With the completion of NBA Summer League, we now have a clearer picture of where each prospect stands in terms of his transition from college to the pros. And as always, it looks like a handful of second-round picks went overlooked in the draft...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about over 1 year ago 197,636 reads 180 comments

  13. Best- and Worst-Case NBA Comparisons for the Top 10 Picks in 2015-16

    Pro-player comparisons are intended to paint clearer projections for NBA prospects. To create these comparisons, we took everything possible into account, from a player's physical tools to his style of play, stats, strengths and weaknesses...

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  14. 7 NBA Rookies Who Will Face Immediate Pressure to Succeed Next Season

    NBA rookies typically aren't expected to make significant impacts, but every year a chosen few enter the league with pressure to produce. Blame the hype...

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  15. Early Impressions of Mario Hezonja at 2015 NBA Summer League

    Heading into NBA Summer League, nobody was a bigger must-watch rookie than Mario Hezonja. Despite having played fewer than 16 minutes per game in each of his last two seasons with Barcelona, the Orlando Magic rolled the dice on Hezonja at No...

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  16. Early Impressions of Willie Cauley-Stein at 2015 NBA Summer League

    With Emmanuel Mudiay , a potential franchise point guard, available for the taking in the NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings chose to pass and address their defense...

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  17. Early Impressions of Kristaps Porzingis at 2015 NBA Summer League

    It's only been about a week of NBA Summer League for the New York Knicks , but frantic fans should be able to breathe a sigh of relief...

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  18. The Biggest Hurdle Each Top-10 2015 NBA Draft Pick Faces During Rookie Season

    Rarely is the jump from college to the NBA a seamless transition. Each prospect will ultimately have specific adjustments to make based on his particular weaknesses...

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  19. Realistic Expectations for Myles Turner's Rookie Season with the Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner entered the NBA draft viewed mostly as a project. He'd averaged 5.6 points over his final eight games at Texas without having strung together much consistency throughout the year...

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  20. Justise Winslow Provides Miami Heat Something They Haven't Had Before

    The Miami Heat emerged as winners on NBA draft night without exercising any bold decision-making or creative maneuvering. Justise Winslow, who surprisingly slid to No...

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  21. Realistic Expectations for Charlotte Hornets Rookie Frank Kaminsky

    The Charlotte Hornets filled a need in the NBA draft by selecting big man Frank Kaminsky at No. 9 overall. With Al Jefferson having led the league in post-up possessions, per NBA...

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  22. Early 2015-16 NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    With only one big award handed out to the top NBA rookie, we decided to add a few more. Other than Rookie of the Year, we created eight new awards with predictions for each...

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  23. What to Expect from R.J. Hunter & Terry Rozier's Rookie Seasons with Celtics

    Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge added two more guards in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft. Ainge must have really thought highly of Terry Rozier, whom he selected at No...

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  24. The Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Must Fill After 2015 NBA Draft

    With the NBA draft complete, teams will now use July to fill any leftover holes via free agency or trades...

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  25. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: A Very Early Look at Next Year's First Round

    The 2015 NBA draft was loaded with star power at the top. And the 2016 draft may produce a handful of potential franchise building blocks as well...

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