Shut up with the "don't talk about where he'll be drafted" business. My lord that is annoying.
I see Yakupov having a less than mind blowing rookie season. 50, 60 points. He'll be a star for sure though. In his prime, a couple hundred point seasons is probably a fair guess barring injuries or busting.
Actually a Tatar guy earlier in this thread or another said it was close to what you said but it's more like Nay-eh.
Well, i'm partly Tatar as well, can't speak the language, like my grandmother do, but i'm sure it's pronounced like Nah-eel' with soften sound of "L" in the end.Back to my school days there were lots of Nails, Fanils, Ramils - guys with common tatar names. I grew up in a area with great tatar population around.
Anyway i guess it's easier to say just Yak or something like that=)