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The Prospect Post: Mock Lottery 2.0

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.

The Prospect Post: Jaylen Brown Is Dominating Out West

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.

The Prospect Post: Mock Lottery 1.0

RotoWire's James Anderson reveals his first mock lottery of the year, which includes a number of question marks after the first two picks.

The Prospect Post: PG Debate - Trimble or Jackson?

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.

The Prospect Post: Top 25 Players Under 25

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.

The Prospect Post: Buddy Hield, Somehow Underrated

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.

The Prospect Post: Henry Ellenson and Diamond Stone

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.

The Prospect Post: Devin Booker and Myles Turner

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.

The Prospect Post: Panning For Prospect Gold Out West

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.

The Prospect Post: Is Ben Simmons a Loser by Default?

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.

The Prospect Post: Brandon Ingram and Kris Dunn

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.

The Prospect Post: Rookie Roundup

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.

The Prospect Post: Ben Simmons and the Inevitable LeBron Comps

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.

The Prospect Post: Future Pros on Duke and Kentucky

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.

The Prospect Post: Mudiay Owner's Manual

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.

The Prospect Post: NBA Ceilings

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.

The Prospect Post: Top 50 Under 25

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.

The Prospect Post: NBA Mock Draft 4.0

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.

The Prospect Post: Mock Lottery 3.0

The Minnesota Timberwolves won this year's lottery and James Anderson thinks Duke's Jahlil Okafor will be heading north.

The Prospect Post: Does Winning In The Tournament Matter?

How much can we learn about potential fantasy success from players who went deep in the NCAA tournament? James Anderson breaks it down.

The Prospect Post: Mock Lottery 2.0

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?

The Prospect Post: The Elite Eight Basketball Factories

Kentucky has produced more NBA talent in recent years than any other school, led by superstar Anthony Davis.

The Prospect Post: The Next Great Chicago Bull

Nikola Mirotic has displayed skills this season that could lead to him becoming a great NBA player.

The Prospect Post: The Next Dirk?

James Anderson gives his floor and ceiling NBA comparisons for Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky.

The Prospect Post: Mock Lottery 1.0

James Anderson takes an early look at which players could be lottery picks in this year's draft.

The Prospect Post: Young Guards on the Move

RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down the young point guards that moved before the trade deadline who have the best upside going forward.

The Prospect Post: Leaping Okafor

James Anderson reveals the one player who could pass Jahlil Okafor as the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

The Prospect Post: Grading the Rising Stars Rosters - Team USA

With the Rising Stars Challenge changing their format this season, James Anderson takes a look at how Team USA stacks up.

The Prospect Post: Grading the Rising Stars Rosters - World Team

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.

The Prospect Post: Freshmen On The Rise

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.

The Prospect Post: Sleeping Giants

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?

The Prospect Post: It Takes Three To Tank

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.

The Prospect Post: Andrew Wiggins Best or Worst?

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.

The Prospect Post: The Two Best Players in College Basketball

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?

The Prospect Post: How Did Everyone Miss On K.J. McDaniels?

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?

The Prospect Post: Duke and Wisconsin's Lottery Picks

Five projected lottery picks played in Wednesday's Duke Blue Devils and Wisconsin Badgers game. James Anderson has the breakdown on how they played.

The Prospect Post: 2013 NBA Re-Draft

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.

The Prospect Post: Duke's Future Lottery Picks

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.

The Prospect Post: Is Zach LaVine Ready to Start?

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?

The Prospect Post: Dante Exum

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.

The Prospect Post: What Could Go Wrong

RotoWire's resident rookie expert, James Anderson, breaks down our current expectations for the top rookies going in fantasy drafts.

2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Julius Randle

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.

2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Dante Exum

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.

2014 Rookie Projection: Aaron Gordon

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.

2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Joel Embiid

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.

2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Jabari Parker

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.

2014 NBA Rookie Projection: Andrew Wiggins

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.

The Prospect Post: Phil Pressey

Is Phil Pressey good enough to stick in the NBA for the long haul, or are the Celtics simply patient and tanking?

The Prospect Post: The Easy Way or the Hardaway

Tim Hardaway has pleasantly surprised and has been one of the four or five best rookies of this NBA season

The Prospect Post: Trey Burke's Shot

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.

The Prospect Post: Zach LaVine

Are the Westbrook comps too lazy? Laundry makes comparing players so easy. Too easy.

The Prospect Post: Waiting for Wiggins

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.

The Prospect Post: Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson transferred to Mizzou and developed a new defensive identity under coach Frank Haith. Could he play his way into the first round?

The Prospect Post: The Freshman Defense

Jabari Parker has drawn early comparisons to Carmelo Anthony. He showed why Tuesday night, both on offense and, unfortunately, on defense.

The Prospect Post: Showcasing in Orlando

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) explains why some undeserving veterans are playing over talented rookies.

The Prospect Post: Love, Zeller and Stereotypes

Is Cody Zeller a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate?

The Prospect Post: NBA Draft Winners and Losers

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) rates the winners and losers from Thursday's 2013 NBA Draft.

The Prospect Post: Mega Mock Draft (Part 2)

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) breaks down picks 16-30 in part two of his first round mock draft analysis.

The Prospect Post: Mega Mock Draft (Second Round)

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) offers up his second round picks from his final mock draft before the 2013 NBA Draft.

The Prospect Post: Mega Mock Draft (Part 1)

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) mock drafts the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft in serious depth.

The Prospect Post: Mock Draft 1.0

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) mock drafts the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft with the lottery results now in.

The Prospect Post: Pre-Lottery NBA Mock Draft

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.

The Prospect Post: 2013 Draft Prospect Rankings

Our @FredKatz ranks the top 30 prospects in this year's class

The Prospect Post: Smart Move?

Top NBA prospect to skip draft, return to Oklahoma State

The Prospect Post: Early Lottery Mock

Perry Missner (@PerryMissner) gives a generalized early look at who we could see getting drafted in the lottery this offseason.

The Prospect Post: The All-Rookie Team

Our @FredKatz picks the top rookies in this year's class

The Prospect Post: Trey Burke's Draft Stock Should Be Soaring

@FredKatz sees a lot of Damian Lillard in the Michigan star

The Prospect Post: NBA Prospects at the Final Four

How many of this weekend's stars will be drafted in June?

The Prospect Post: March Madness Has Been Tough on Prospects

This year's potential lottery picks are having a very rough March, writes @FredKatz

The Prospect Post: Stock Up

Small-school stars hope to parlay March Madness into better draft position

The Prospect Post: The John Wall Effect

The John Wall Effect does exist and it's becoming more and more apparent with each Bradley Beal swish.

The Prospect Post: Hope You Didn't Lose Too Much Money, Nerlens

What happens when the likely #1 pick tears his ACL?

The Prospect Post: The Rookie Wall

Michael Chua (@MichaelChua7) takes a look at this season's most talked about rookies and the walls they've had to climb over.

The Prospect Post: Understanding the Raptors

Valanciunas May Have an Opportunity to Shine

The Prospect Post: Fruitless Tanking

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) believes tanking might be a fruitless endeavor this season.

The Prospect Post: Andre's a Giant

No one is talking about Detroit's Andre Drummond

The Prospect Post: Time for Dion Waiters to Step Up?

Cleveland's rookie guard may have turned the corner

The Prospect Post: The Return of Iman

Knicks' sophomore guard makes his season debut this week

The Prospect Post: Ten Day Contractors

Fred Katz on some potential fill-ins for the second half of the season.

The Prospect Post: Anthony Davis

Highly-touted rookie gets a lift from Eric Gordon's return

The Prospect Post: The Demise of the Pass-First Point Guard

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) explains how hero ball has made its way into the college game.

The Prospect Post: #FreeAndrewNicholson

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) says it's time to #FreeAndrewNicholson.

The Prospect Post: Waiting on Dion

Waiters has yet to show the skill that got him to the NBA, but we're fine waiting on him.

The Prospect Post: Don't Call it the D-League

More and more NBA players are getting experience in the D-League.

The Prospect Post: Without a Shved of Doubt

Russian Rookie could be the T-Wolves' most important player on offense

The Prospect Post: Above the Rest

Lillard and Davis Distancing Themselves from the Rookie Pack

The Prospect Post: Lillard's Impressive Debut

Portland's Rookie PG is Racking Up Points, Dimes

The Prospect Post: The Harden Truth

Rookie Prospect Report: Sullied Rumors

Fred Katz runs down the story that broke Jared Sullinger and offers some optimism.

The Prospect Post: The NBA's Heath Bar

Fred Katz (@FredKatz) breaks down Harrison Barnes.

The Prospect Post: The Guys Worth Drafting and the Not Worth Drafting, All of Them

Fred Katz organizes this year's rookies into tiers of fantasy relevance.