May 19, 2016
With the NBA draft order finally set, RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down his full first-round mock, with Duke forward Brandon Ingram in the top spot.
May 16, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down a number of players who impressed at the NBA Draft Combine, which saw many big stars sit out.
March 24, 2016
Brandon Ingram has helped lead Duke to the Sweet 16, and his very solid play of late could be enough to move him ahead of Ben Simmons for the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft.
March 3, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson adjusts his expectations for Cal's Jaylen Brown, who has a case for being the third pick in this year's NBA Draft.
February 25, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson reveals his first mock lottery of the year, which includes a number of question marks after the first two picks.
February 18, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down Demetrius Jackson and Melo Trimble's NBA prospects and explains which one he thinks will be the better pro.
February 11, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson re-examines his top players under 25 years old, with a certain Knicks rookie in the discussion for the No. 3 spot, which is currently held by Kawhi Leonard.
February 4, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield's pro prospects and wonders why so many have him as a borderline lottery pick.
January 28, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson examines two big men who could be high draft picks this season, though their very different skill sets make them attractive for different reasons.
January 21, 2016
Devin Booker recently joined LeBron James and Kevin Durant as the youngest players to have a 30-point game, and James Anderson thinks Booker could have the upside of a certain Warriors guard.
January 14, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down three prospects from the Pac-12 who could all be lottery picks in this year's NBA Draft, including Ivan Rabb, who some have loosely compared to Chris Bosh.
January 1, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson discusses whether LSU's struggles this season, and likely failure to reach the NCAA Tournament, should play a role in evaluating Ben Simmons.
December 17, 2015
LSU's Ben Simmons is widely expected to be the No. 1 pick in next year's draft, but RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down two players who should also make an impact at the next level.
December 10, 2015
With the first quarter of the NBA season in the books, James Anderson reviews how some rookies are adjusting, including D'Angelo Russell, who is trying to learn to play in the NBA during Kobe Bryant's farewell tour.
December 3, 2015
Ben Simmons is the early favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, and RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down what makes the LSU freshman so special.
November 18, 2015
Tuesday's Duke-Kentucky game showcased a number of NBA talents, including forward Skal Labissiere, who will make a case for being the top overall pick in next year's draft.
November 11, 2015
Emmanuel Mudiay has the potential to be a top player from the 2015 draft class, but RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down the biggest aspect of Mudiay's game that must improve.
November 5, 2015
James Anderson and Nick Whalen discuss the top 20 players who have yet to peak and project what those best seasons will look like, including whether Anthony Davis or Karl-Anthony Towns has the highest upside.
October 8, 2015
RotoWire's James Anderson ranks the top young players in the NBA based on fantasy potential, with the Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins leading the second-tier options after the one-man top group.
June 20, 2015
James Anderson's latest mock draft has a new player in the No. 1 spot thanks to a lot of similar qualities to this year's MVP, Stephen Curry.
May 22, 2015
The Minnesota Timberwolves won this year's lottery and James Anderson thinks Duke's Jahlil Okafor will be heading north.
April 3, 2015
How much can we learn about potential fantasy success from players who went deep in the NCAA tournament? James Anderson breaks it down.
March 27, 2015
Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns moves up in James Anderson's latest mock draft, but is it enough to supplant Duke's Jahlil Okafor for the top pick?
March 20, 2015
Kentucky has produced more NBA talent in recent years than any other school, led by superstar Anthony Davis.
March 13, 2015
Nikola Mirotic has displayed skills this season that could lead to him becoming a great NBA player.
March 6, 2015
James Anderson gives his floor and ceiling NBA comparisons for Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky.
February 27, 2015
James Anderson takes an early look at which players could be lottery picks in this year's draft.
February 20, 2015
RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down the young point guards that moved before the trade deadline who have the best upside going forward.
February 13, 2015
James Anderson reveals the one player who could pass Jahlil Okafor as the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
February 6, 2015
With the Rising Stars Challenge changing their format this season, James Anderson takes a look at how Team USA stacks up.
January 30, 2015
With the Rising Stars Challenge changing their format this season, James Anderson is taking a look at how the rosters stack up. First, taking a look at the World Team.
January 23, 2015
Prior to the start of the season, D'Angelo Russell and Kevon Looney were considered likely first rounders, and potential lottery picks if they really produced. But neither was mentioned in the same breath as Jahlil Okafor, Karl Towns and Stanley Johnson.
January 16, 2015
While the NBA is largely regarded as a point-guard driven league, there are several big men stepping into the limelight. Are the tides changing?
January 7, 2015
The 76ers, Knicks and Timberwolves are all in tank mode, and James Anderson checks in on each team's progress in their effort to tank for the future.
January 1, 2015
Everyone wants to proclaim who Andrew Wiggins will be for his whole career when he's still just 19 years old. We don't know who he's going to be, but we can talk about who he is.
December 18, 2014
Who wins the Player of the Year Award in college basketball won't necessarily be the No. 1 overall pick. So, looking outside the draft, who is simply the best college basketball player?
December 12, 2014
K.J. McDaniels was the 32nd pick of June's draft, but he's played like a potential rookie of the year candidate. How did everyone miss on him?
December 4, 2014
Five projected lottery picks played in Wednesday's Duke Blue Devils and Wisconsin Badgers game. James Anderson has the breakdown on how they played.
November 27, 2014
James Anderson goes through the entire first round of the 2013 NBA Draft and looks at where players would go if the draft happened today.
November 21, 2014
Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Justise Winslow played Michigan State on Tuesday. James Anderson has the breakdown on how they looked and where they are on the NBA fantasy radar.
November 12, 2014
The Timberwolves are throwing rookie guard Zach LaVine into the fire to man the starting point guard job while Ricky Rubio is out for the next 7-8 weeks. Is LaVine ready?
November 5, 2014
Rookie expert James Anderson breaks down the early returns on point guard Dante Exum and runs through all of the exciting plays he's already made that point to Exum being a huge talent in the NBA someday.
October 21, 2014
RotoWire's resident rookie expert, James Anderson, breaks down our current expectations for the top rookies going in fantasy drafts.
July 27, 2014
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 7 pick Julius Randle in his seventh of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
July 17, 2014
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 5 pick Dante Exum in his fifth of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
July 11, 2014
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 4 pick Aaron Gordon in his fourth of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
July 6, 2014
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 3 pick Joel Embiid in his third of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies for 2014-15.
July 1, 2014
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 2 pick Jabari Parker in his second of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies from the 2014 NBA Draft.
June 29, 2014
RotoWire's Marc Roberts looks at the best, average, and worst-case scenarios for No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins in his first of a series of articles detailing the projected value of the top rookies from the 2014 NBA Draft.
January 25, 2014
Is Phil Pressey good enough to stick in the NBA for the long haul, or are the Celtics simply patient and tanking?
January 10, 2014
Tim Hardaway has pleasantly surprised and has been one of the four or five best rookies of this NBA season
January 3, 2014
The days of isolation point guards like Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury are a thing of the past, and today's NBA is catered to shooters like Trey Burke.
December 27, 2013
Are the Westbrook comps too lazy? Laundry makes comparing players so easy. Too easy.
December 16, 2013
Andrew Wiggins is the player everyone thought he was, he's simply taken his time taking over the college game. By season's end, Wiggins will show why he's No. 1.
December 11, 2013
Jordan Clarkson transferred to Mizzou and developed a new defensive identity under coach Frank Haith. Could he play his way into the first round?
November 13, 2013
Jabari Parker has drawn early comparisons to Carmelo Anthony. He showed why Tuesday night, both on offense and, unfortunately, on defense.
November 1, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) explains why some undeserving veterans are playing over talented rookies.
October 25, 2013
Is Cody Zeller a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate?
June 28, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) rates the winners and losers from Thursday's 2013 NBA Draft.
June 26, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) breaks down picks 16-30 in part two of his first round mock draft analysis.
June 26, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) offers up his second round picks from his final mock draft before the 2013 NBA Draft.
June 25, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) mock drafts the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft in serious depth.
May 22, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) mock drafts the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft with the lottery results now in.
May 20, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) offers up a pre-lottery mock draft before Tuesday's lottery results gives us a look at how the draft will fall.
May 15, 2013
Our @FredKatz ranks the top 30 prospects in this year's class
April 23, 2013
Top NBA prospect to skip draft, return to Oklahoma State
April 18, 2013
Perry Missner (@PerryMissner) gives a generalized early look at who we could see getting drafted in the lottery this offseason.
April 15, 2013
Our @FredKatz picks the top rookies in this year's class
April 9, 2013
@FredKatz sees a lot of Damian Lillard in the Michigan star
April 1, 2013
How many of this weekend's stars will be drafted in June?
March 25, 2013
This year's potential lottery picks are having a very rough March, writes @FredKatz
March 18, 2013
Small-school stars hope to parlay March Madness into better draft position
March 6, 2013
The John Wall Effect does exist and it's becoming more and more apparent with each Bradley Beal swish.
February 18, 2013
What happens when the likely #1 pick tears his ACL?
February 13, 2013
Michael Chua (@MichaelChua7) takes a look at this season's most talked about rookies and the walls they've had to climb over.
February 11, 2013
Valanciunas May Have an Opportunity to Shine
February 8, 2013
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) believes tanking might be a fruitless endeavor this season.
January 28, 2013
No one is talking about Detroit's Andre Drummond
January 21, 2013
Cleveland's rookie guard may have turned the corner
January 14, 2013
Knicks' sophomore guard makes his season debut this week
January 7, 2013
Fred Katz on some potential fill-ins for the second half of the season.
December 31, 2012
Highly-touted rookie gets a lift from Eric Gordon's return
December 24, 2012
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) explains how hero ball has made its way into the college game.
December 22, 2012
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) says it's time to #FreeAndrewNicholson.
December 11, 2012
Waiters has yet to show the skill that got him to the NBA, but we're fine waiting on him.
December 3, 2012
More and more NBA players are getting experience in the D-League.
November 19, 2012
Russian Rookie could be the T-Wolves' most important player on offense
November 12, 2012
Lillard and Davis Distancing Themselves from the Rookie Pack
November 5, 2012
Portland's Rookie PG is Racking Up Points, Dimes
October 29, 2012
October 22, 2012
Fred Katz runs down the story that broke Jared Sullinger and offers some optimism.
October 15, 2012
Fred Katz (@FredKatz) breaks down Harrison Barnes.
October 10, 2012
Fred Katz organizes this year's rookies into tiers of fantasy relevance.
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