1. 2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Kristaps Porzingis or Brandon Ingram?

    Though LSU's Ben Simmons has absorbed most of the attention in the NBA draft discussion, Duke freshman Brandon Ingram has quietly developed into an attractive consolation prize...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 hours ago 3,996 reads 29 comments

  2. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Utah's Jakob Poeltl

    A promising freshman year at Utah put Jakob Poeltl on the map after he'd arrived from Austria as a relative unknown. He's now arguably the top center prospect in college hoops three months into his sophomore season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 15 hours ago 6,321 reads 15 comments

  3. 2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Ben Simmons or Karl-Anthony Towns?

    Imagine every college prospect and NBA player gets thrown into a pool for one big draft. General managers who are looking for a star to build their franchise around could have a lot to think about when assembling their big boards...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 days ago 64,354 reads 250 comments

  4. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Blowing Expectations Out of the Water

    Every year we see NCAA players unexpectedly evolve into exciting NBA prospects. It happened last season with freshmen D'Angelo Russell, Trey Lyles and Devin Booker—three ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 7 days ago 14,986 reads 4 comments

  5. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Providence's Kris Dunn

    Most prospects who generate NBA lottery buzz look to cash in quickly . Kris Dunn had the chance last spring after a breakout sophomore year...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 8 days ago 18,950 reads 74 comments

  6. Can Jordan McRae Turn 61-Point Game into an NBA Career?

    An NBA Development League record 61-point eruption with the Delaware 87ers on Jan. 26 just helped Jordan McRae land an interesting audition...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 11 days ago 22,522 reads 21 comments

  7. Ranking Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects with the Most Long-Term Potential

    Knowing how few prospects can actually help right away, teams put a ton of stock in long-term potential when evaluating for the NBA draft. For the most part, potential is fueled by a combination of athleticism, physical tools and skills...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 14 days ago 16,221 reads 17 comments

  8. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Duke's Brandon Ingram

    The emergence of Duke freshman Brandon Ingram has become one of the more exciting talking points of the 2016 NBA draft discussion...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 15 days ago 47,517 reads 108 comments

  9. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: How All 30 1st-Round Picks Shake Out Right Now

    The 2016 NBA mock draft board continues to change. A new one-and-done freshman has been added to the mix, while another has jumped into our lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 19 days ago 120,324 reads 143 comments

  10. Scouts Rank Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield as Most NBA-Ready Prospects

    NBA teams typically draft based on long-term potential, but there is tremendous value tied to players who contribute on rookie contracts. Only a few rookies enter the league capable of making positive contributions right away...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 21 days ago 47,212 reads 74 comments

  11. Predicting the Biggest Steals of the 2016 NBA Draft Class

    We always see prospects slip through the cracks during the evaluation process for the NBA draft. Age, average athleticism and/or poor fit in college systems can mask a player's potential...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 24 days ago 44,965 reads 42 comments

  12. Ranking the Best Rebounders Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    The projected 2016 NBA draft class might not offer the same star power as 2015's, but it sure could produce some high-level rebounders ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 26 days ago 12,256 reads 14 comments

  13. 2016 NBA Draft Targets Rising and Falling Most in Early Conference Play

    The new year has already been good to a handful of NBA prospects looking to strengthen their cases for the 2016 draft. Two of them are seniors experiencing breakout years...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 28 days ago 19,336 reads 21 comments

  14. 2016 NBA Mock Draft: How 1st-Round Projects Are Entering the New Year

    With conference play underway, the projected 2016 NBA draft board has started to take shape. And the No. 1 player only appears to be getting stronger by the week...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 249,584 reads 498 comments

  15. Ranking the Best Defenders Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    Prospects who can defend have greater margins for error when making the NBA transition. Being able to lock down your position or guard multiple ones helps compensate for offensive weaknesses likely exposed during rookie and sophomore seasons...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 18,151 reads 36 comments

  16. Don't Write Off Skal Labissiere as a Top NBA Draft Prospect Just Yet

    A slow start from Kentucky's Skal Labissiere has led to some early panic and criticism . We haven't witnessed what the NBA mock draft boards and recruiting rankings suggested we would...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 17,907 reads 45 comments

  17. Playing Stock Up, Stock Down with Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    A handful of NBA prospects will enter the new year (and conference play) on the rise following strong finishes to 2015. One of them is a freshman who blew up for one of the bigger lines of the season...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 13,775 reads 7 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Passers Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    While too many scorers can sometimes disrupt a team's offensive balance, NBA coaches can never have enough passers. We could potentially see five highly skilled distributors taken in the 2016 lottery...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 5,044 reads 7 comments

  19. Ranking the Best Shooters Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    With shooting coveted more than ever in today's NBA , having a convincing jumper could really pay off come draft time. And teams should have plenty of shooters to choose from this upcoming June...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 30,026 reads 40 comments

  20. The 5 Biggest Early Risers in 2016 NBA Draft Conversation

    There are some NBA draft prospects who are just tougher to see coming. Through roughly five weeks of college basketball, we've witnessed a handful of players either flash ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 45,057 reads 56 comments

  21. Ranking the Best Pure Scorers Available in 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2016 NBA draft could produce a handful of fine scoring options. Ironically, our projected No. 1 pick, LSU's Ben Simmons, isn't one of them, considering his game is predicated on facilitating, transition chances and finishing...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 23,215 reads 63 comments

  22. NBA Scouts Are Split on Ben Simmons' Only Imperfection

    After the first month of college basketball, LSU freshman Ben Simmons has jumped out as the No. 1 overall favorite for the 2016 NBA draft. He's put up unprecedented early numbers (18...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 123,664 reads 194 comments

  23. NBA Draft 2016: Buying or Selling Hot Starts from Surprising Prospects

    Every year, we see players get off to surprisingly hot starts and naturally enter the NBA draft conversation. But not all of them stick...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 39,058 reads 59 comments

  24. Playing Stock-Up, Stock-Down with Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

    It's been a productive last two weeks for some of the country's top NBA prospects. LSU's Ben Simmons has ultimately been the talk of the 2016 draft discussion, but as we reach the ...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 8,941 reads 7 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Star Comparisons for Top 20 Players

    Creating pro-player comparisons is an exercise used to paint a picture that portrays an NBA draft prospect's style of play, ceiling and floor...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 80,268 reads 104 comments