1. 2018 NBA Draft: Don't Sleep on These Potential One-and-Done Freshmen

    The NBA draft's one-and-done freshmen are usually easy to spot before the season. Recruiting rankings, tools, athleticism and established skills can often be telling. But every year, there are a handful of surprising names to leave school early...

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  2. 2018 NBA Draft: Are These Highly Regarded Prospects Overhyped?

    There is perhaps too much hype surrounding a number of prospects preparing to enter the 2018 NBA draft. For five of them, it's premature or unwarranted. Even at a young age, tools and athleticism shouldn't automatically equate to upside...

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  3. Who Got Next? B/R's Next-Generation NBA Superstars

    College and international basketball remain on track to continue pumping out future NBA stars. With the addition of Marvin Bagley III, who announced on SportsCenter he's reclassifying ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 days ago 52,918 reads 0 comments

  4. Bust Potential for Each Top Rookie from 2017 NBA Draft Class

    Nobody is ever a lock in the NBA draft. Each rookie will face specific challenges they aren't guaranteed to conquer...

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  5. Building the Perfect NBA Rookie from This Year's Draft Class

    The perfect NBA rookie doesn't exist, so we created one to help illuminate the elite strengths of the top prospects from the 2017 class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 9 days ago 28,868 reads 0 comments

  6. The Top Prospect at Every Position in 2018 NBA Draft Class

    The 2018 NBA draft features a stud prospect at every position. And there's variety, with freshmen, returning risers and one potential star overseas. Teams expected to select early in the lottery should be able to fill any specific hole...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 14 days ago 67,119 reads 0 comments

  7. Way-Too-Soon 2018 NBA Draft Big Board: Keep an Eye on Mohamed Bamba

    The projected 2018 NBA draft class should feature a handful of intriguing names who'll attempt to follow Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 17 days ago 131,418 reads 0 comments

  8. NBA Scouts Bullish on Markelle Fultz's Rookie-Year Impact: 'He's Ready Day 1'

    Many NBA scouts were enamored with Markelle Fultz during his freshman year at Washington , which is what made the Boston Celtics - Philadelphia 76ers predraft trade so compelling...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 20 days ago 67,692 reads 0 comments

  9. Way-Too-Soon 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Can Anyone Compete with Michael Porter Jr.?

    It's about time to look forward now that we're over a month removed from the 2017 NBA draft. 2018's projected class has a number of interesting names...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 23 days ago 189,154 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Scouts Dish on Boston Celtics Rookie Jayson Tatum

    A key storyline to emerge from the Boston Celtics ' trade of the NBA draft's No. 1 pick: President of basketball operations Danny Ainge's obvious confidence in Jayson Tatum , because it wasn't shared by every scout around the league...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 28 days ago 73,558 reads 0 comments

  11. Biggest Hurdle Every Top NBA Rookie Will Face in 2017-18 Season

    The NBA game isn't college basketball, and many of the top rookies will soon find that out. Each one has a signature weakness that will act as a hurdle during his transition to the pros...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 88,167 reads 0 comments

  12. Summertime Sadness: Biggest Disappointments from NBA Summer League

    For the most part, the 2016 and 2017 NBA draft classes performed up to par or exceeded expectations in summer league. But there were a handful of young prospects who struggled, including two Top 10 picks from this past June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 216,033 reads 0 comments

  13. 2017 NBA Summer-League Rookie Ladder: Lonzo Ball Is the Alpha Dog

    The NBA rookie ladder puts long-term potential aside to determine the best players right now. These rankings are ultimately standings that reflect the Rookie of the Year race. Markelle Fultz would still go No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 207,576 reads 0 comments

  14. From Summer League to Future All-Star? NBA Scouts Dish on Dennis Smith Jr.

    A polarizing talent entering the draft, Dennis Smith Jr. has the NBA community buzzing during summer league. And it's raising questions as to how he fell to the Dallas Mavericks at No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 172,346 reads 0 comments

  15. Surprise! Summer League Revealing 3 Low-Key Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Ben Simmons, Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson and De'Aaron Fox have been pegged as favorites to win NBA Rookie of the Year. But it won't just be a five-man race. A number of other candidates have emerged during Summer League...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 56,097 reads 0 comments

  16. Undrafted NBA Prospects Making Their Case in Summer League

    NBA Summer League is an opportunity for undrafted prospects to show teams what they missed. Five have made intriguing cases for themselves with strong play in Orlando, Utah and/or Las Vegas...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 77,791 reads 0 comments

  17. Las Vegas Summer League 2017: Ranking the Top 50 Prospects

    Las Vegas summer league has become a major event for NBA teams and prospects. Front offices are evaluating and looking for training camp invitees...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 243,918 reads 0 comments

  18. Bleacher Report's Expert NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    With the 2017 NBA draft complete and prospects starting and prepping for summer league, it's time for rookie award predictions. Team fit always plays a big role when making projections...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 267,731 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Metrics 101: Predicting Advanced Stats Stars of 2017 Rookie Class

    The NBA has increasingly used analytics to accurately assess performance and efficiency. Team fit plays a major role when predicting advanced stats like player efficiency rating, points per play and win shares...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 68,667 reads 0 comments

  20. Everything Phoenix Suns Need to Know About Josh Jackson

    The Phoenix Suns were able to fill a hole with Josh Jackson at No. 4 in the NBA draft. He'll slide right into the lineup on the wing with Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker set ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 1,688 reads 0 comments

  21. Everything Charlotte Hornets Need to Know About Malik Monk

    Malik Monk slipped right into the lap of the awaiting Charlotte Hornets during the 2017 NBA draft. Kentucky's leading scorer was perceived as a top-10 pick for much of the year, but a few out-of-the-box selections led to Monk falling to No...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 2,767 reads 0 comments

  22. Everything Boston Celtics Fans Need to Know About Jayson Tatum

    The Boston Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft and moved down two spots for Jayson Tatum ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 31,773 reads 0 comments

  23. Why Markelle Fultz Is a Perfect Fit for Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers gave up two first-round picks to move up and take Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first in the 2017 NBA draft. That alone should make Sixers fans feel emboldened and worried at the same time...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 8,252 reads 0 comments

  24. Top Undrafted Players from 2017 NBA Draft

    NBA players slip through the draft's cracks every year. Last season, Yogi Ferrell, Ron Baker, David Nwaba, Marshall Plumlee, Wayne Selden Jr. and Fred VanVleet saw NBA minutes after not being picked...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 months ago 266,682 reads 0 comments

  25. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final 2-Round Predictions

    If the 2017 NBA draft is anything like the days leading up to it, we could be looking at an epic night in Brooklyn. Trades may wind up turning the board upside down...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 months ago 457,015 reads 0 comments