All posts by Eli Yankelevich

Is DC Ready for a Full Rebuild?

Eli Yankelevich

In 2010, the Washington Wizards selected premier guard talent John Wall with the first overall pick. The Wizards believed that the Kentucky phenom would transform their franchise from irrelevant to elite. Read Full Article Here!


6 Potential NBA Draft Day Steals (2018)

By Eli Yankelevich

  • 6. Arnoldas Kulbolka, Orlandina Basket
    • This Lithuanian forward has fallen on many draft boards because of the competition he plays with over seas in the Italian circuit not being up to par with other leagues. Kulboka is currently playing for Orlandina Basket, while also being signed to European club Brose Bamberg. His time as pro has groomed him into a fluid athlete and an unconscious shooter from deep. While he is lanky at 6’9 220, Kulboka has the potential to play the power forward and small forward positions. It would make sense for a team with star players like the Rockets or Pelicans to select him because he plays his best when shot opportunities are created for him.

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2018 NBA Mock Draft Top 10 (1.0)

By Eli Yankelevich

  • 1. Phoenix (21-61):
  • Deandre Ayton
  • Pick Explanation-Easily Ayton is the most NBA ready out of anyone in this draft class from a physical standpoint. Ayton is a 250 lb, 7’1 center with potentially more versatility than any other big-man with his ability to post-up and step outside to take a jumpshot. The Suns drastically need to change up their culture and adding someone like an Ayton can alter the prior misfortunes of the franchise. The one knock on Ayton’s game is his defensive intensity but there is nothing standing in his way in becoming a capable rim protecter since he has a 7’0 wingspan.
  • Comparison: David Robinson

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The Drastic Decay of the Orlando Magic (2012-2018)

By Eli Yankelevich

What stands in between players and championship rings is hard work, determination and perseverance. In order for this to come together NBA franchises must string together front offices with a plan and goal in mind. No team in recent history is as good of an example of this than the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors capitalized on the premise of the three point shot in order to reach basketball greatness. Their success pivoted the NBA out of the back to the basket era and into the one of 3’s and advanced analytics. The Warriors have been so successful in their run and gun philosophy it has led teams like the Rockets, Cavaliers, Spurs and Celtics to incorporate horns and three point sets in order to win games by wide margins. Read Full Article Here!