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Casey Melvin

Casey Melvin

  • “And it’s been amazing to watch. She’s just one of the greats of the greats. The thing about Elena is — she’s a mismatch every night. Because she’s a legit big, with natural size and length, but she also straight up has the skills of a guard. And I don’t mean she has “guard skills” like she can do 70

    “And it’s been amazing to watch. She’s just one of the greats of the greats. The thing about Elena is — she’s a mismatch every night. Because she’s a legit big, with natural size and length, but she also straight up has the skills of a guard. And I don’t mean she has “guard skills” like she can do 70% of what a guard can do, or 80%….. I mean, she literally has all the skills that an elite guard has. Not just the jumper, which is lights out. Or the free throws, which — Elena is probably the best free throw shooter in the world, WNBA or NBA or wherever. But she also has this low-key craftiness with the ball that I think a lot of people don’t realize. She uses the angles on the floor to see outcomes before they happen, like very few players are able to do. She gets to her spots right on time, she knows how to draw the perfect foul, she knows how to finish through contact — all those little things, they really just come down to spotting angles. And Elena does that at a genius level.“