Mon. Dec 17th, 2018

NBA offseason

Five Potential Cities for NBA Expansion

By EliĀ Yankelevich

Cincinnati

The Queen City is already a highly consolidated sports market. With franchises such as the Reds and the Bengals, there is still room to tap into professional basketball. Cincinnati is the 28th biggest market in the country with a metropolitan area that stretches to Dayton. Although the population of central Cincinnati is relatively small, the greater region is home to over two million people. This potential market size is comparable to cities like Charlotte, Orlando, San Antonio, and Denver. Continue Reading!

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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!