Tag: NBA playoffs

A New Challenger from the West: The Dallas Mavericks

By Dastan Haghnazari

With much of the NBA free agency focus on the Warriors and Lakers, one team is building a formidable force within the Western Conference relatively unnoticed. The Dallas Mavericks. Continue Reading!

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Phoenix’s Opportunity to Create the Next Shaq and Kobe

By Thomas Jeffrey

It is official. The Phoenix Suns won the NBA Draft Lottery, and will have the first pick of the night on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After going an abysmal 21-61, Phoenix has to get this right. The days of Steve Nash are long gone, and the franchise desperately needs to be revamped. The right pick will do just that, and despite the talent in this year’s draft, it is pretty clear who Phoenix needs to take. If Phoenix does indeed make this right pick, they will create a dominant duo reminiscent of Shaq and Kobe.

Deandre Ayton is the player that the Suns need. The center from Arizona is athletic, versatile, and skilled. He is the type of player that can immediately elevate a team’s talent. Just imagine him combined with Phoenix’s young star Devin Booker. 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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