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PostPosted: 01/22/17 1:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
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Asia Taylor is a tweener PF, and tweener PFs tend to do well in Australia (Kelsey Griffin). Unfortunately Australia is not much of a gage for performance in the WNBA. It can be a confidence booster for the player.

CON already has a more versatile tweener PF in Alyssa Thomas, plus they probably have first dibs on Kelsey Griffin if she should return. I'm not sure they really need another tweener in Taylor. I suppose she's a possibility if CON runs out of other possibilities. Taylor hasn't developed guard skills as far as I know, so that kind of kills her value in the WNBA.

Alleyne will be a total mystery, but I'll be surprised if she's all that out of the gate. It was probably a good thing they were able to pick her up in the trade, just in case.

Torrens? Not sure what you mean by "give up her rights". Trade them? Why do that? Probably wouldn't get near what they could be potentially worth. It'd be kinda like giving up your rights to Cambage. Pretty sure Torrens doesn't specifically have a problem with CON. It's more of a WNBA thing. If you offered Laimbeer (or whoever) the rights to Torrens for a third round pick, I'm sure he'd snap it up. Although, a third round pick in 2018 could hold some gems if you have enough space on your roster to culture those gems.


Well, Asia Taylor at 6'1 is more of a guard/forward like Shekinna Stricklen who is 6'2. I believe Taylor would certainly be an upgrade to Stricklen. Do you agree?


Her size makes her a G/F, but her skills don't, like I just said.



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Doesn't Faris kind of fit the description of the type of guard Laimbeer likes? On the other hand


I hope he does pick her up and says something like "we never should have passed on her at #7 in the draft". But NYL is already pretty loaded with mediocrity at guard. They need an upgrade (like maybe JThom),
not more of the same.

Ay Mate wrote:

Coach Miller has already said he wants to make as little changes to his roster as possible because he wants continuity, unless he can get a good free agent.


He did? That's what I was saying in this thread back in September.

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Continuity is key once you build the team you want.


Seems like Miller is listening to me and not this guy...

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I would not core Camille Little


Of course, continuity is tougher with Ogwumike out again, and I wouldn't feel comfortable letting Jazmine Thomas hang out in UFA.



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Shades wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:

Doesn't Faris kind of fit the description of the type of guard Laimbeer likes? On the other hand


I hope he does pick her up and says something like "we never should have passed on her at #7 in the draft". But NYL is already pretty loaded with mediocrity at guard. They need an upgrade (like maybe JThom),
not more of the same.

Ay Mate wrote:

Coach Miller has already said he wants to make as little changes to his roster as possible because he wants continuity, unless he can get a good free agent.


He did? That's what I was saying in this thread back in September.

Shades wrote:
Continuity is key once you build the team you want.


Seems like Miller is listening to me and not this guy...

dtsnms wrote:
I would not core Camille Little


Of course, continuity is tougher with Ogwumike out again, and I wouldn't feel comfortable letting Jazmine Thomas hang out in UFA.


Again Shades forgets conveniently context. i said I would not core Little before Ogwumike got hurt. That changed everything. But hey, you know everything regarding the Sun, you've shown that Shades.


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Preparing for another suckass season in Montville.



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Preparing for another suckass season in Montville.


they at least look better than Atlanta & Chicago right now.



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Preparing for another suckass season in Montville.


they at least look better than Atlanta & Chicago right now.


I disagree. Atlanta and Chicago lost their stars, Angel for now, and EDD for good but both teams still have more talent on them than the Ogwumikeless Sun. The Sun are EASILY at the bottom of the Eastern Conference again. Unless Reshanda Grey is that missing piece they've always needed 🙄 I can't wait to see the lineup of Faris, Stricklen and Gray on the floor together. Teams will shudder in fear


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cthskzfn wrote:
Preparing for another suckass season in Montville.


they at least look better than Atlanta & Chicago right now.


Don't overestimate a Catchings-less Fever.


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Miller has proved he's s a complete fool and ass. He's like an addicted poker player who wants in on the deals and will bet with a poor hand just to play. You can bet he's looking to pull off an inside straight on the draw.

If you're a religious person, keep chanting, "God Help Connecticut!"



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PostPosted: 02/01/17 12:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Miller has proved he's s a complete fool and ass. He's like an addicted poker player who wants in on the deals and will bet with a poor hand just to play. You can bet he's looking to pull off an inside straight on the draw.

If you're a religious person, keep chanting, "God Help Connecticut!"


Perhaps, but did you ever stop to think that maybe Michael Cooper was the one that initiated the trade. He probably wanted Henry back because Angel won't be there and perhaps he's not too sure about Sancho Lyttle anymore as she's getting up there in age and is prone to injury lately. Maybe he wanted to add her back because she knows the system and fit in there. He could have went to Miller and said we want Henry back. Miller could have said, ok, what can we get? It's not like Henry has a ton of trade value, and Henry didn't even get off the bench much last year because of her injury so Cooper said, how about Gray and Miller said sure why not.

I wouldn't call Miller a complete fool and ass yet. But I don't expect any big free agency signings for the Sun, not because Miller doesn't want them, but because it's very hard to get free agents to want to play in the middle of a forest all spring and summer long. I'm sure he tried to fish in the big lake but CT usually never gets any bites


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PostPosted: 02/02/17 3:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
Miller has proved he's s a complete fool and ass. He's like an addicted poker player who wants in on the deals and will bet with a poor hand just to play. You can bet he's looking to pull off an inside straight on the draw.

If you're a religious person, keep chanting, "God Help Connecticut!"


Perhaps, but did you ever stop to think that maybe Michael Cooper was the one that initiated the trade. He probably wanted Henry back because Angel won't be there and perhaps he's not too sure about Sancho Lyttle anymore as she's getting up there in age and is prone to injury lately. Maybe he wanted to add her back because she knows the system and fit in there. He could have went to Miller and said we want Henry back. Miller could have said, ok, what can we get? It's not like Henry has a ton of trade value, and Henry didn't even get off the bench much last year because of her injury so Cooper said, how about Gray and Miller said sure why not.

I wouldn't call Miller a complete fool and ass yet. But I don't expect any big free agency signings for the Sun, not because Miller doesn't want them, but because it's very hard to get free agents to want to play in the middle of a forest all spring and summer long. I'm sure he tried to fish in the big lake but CT usually never gets any bites


The Henry trade has nothing to do with my comments. The players involved in this trade are insignificant to both teams. My comments refer to Miller's actions last year. in both the Draft and trading. He was obviously not prepared to understand the difference between college players and WNBA caliber players. Giving him full rein as GM was too big of a jump for him. If you're happy with him good for you.



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PostPosted: 02/02/17 8:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RavenDog wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
Miller has proved he's s a complete fool and ass. He's like an addicted poker player who wants in on the deals and will bet with a poor hand just to play. You can bet he's looking to pull off an inside straight on the draw.

If you're a religious person, keep chanting, "God Help Connecticut!"


Perhaps, but did you ever stop to think that maybe Michael Cooper was the one that initiated the trade. He probably wanted Henry back because Angel won't be there and perhaps he's not too sure about Sancho Lyttle anymore as she's getting up there in age and is prone to injury lately. Maybe he wanted to add her back because she knows the system and fit in there. He could have went to Miller and said we want Henry back. Miller could have said, ok, what can we get? It's not like Henry has a ton of trade value, and Henry didn't even get off the bench much last year because of her injury so Cooper said, how about Gray and Miller said sure why not.

I wouldn't call Miller a complete fool and ass yet. But I don't expect any big free agency signings for the Sun, not because Miller doesn't want them, but because it's very hard to get free agents to want to play in the middle of a forest all spring and summer long. I'm sure he tried to fish in the big lake but CT usually never gets any bites


The Henry trade has nothing to do with my comments. The players involved in this trade are insignificant to both teams. My comments refer to Miller's actions last year. in both the Draft and trading. He was obviously not prepared to understand the difference between college players and WNBA caliber players. Giving him full rein as GM was too big of a jump for him. If you're happy with him good for you.


Chris Sienko had the final say last year on draft picks/trades. Plus Miller was assistant coach in LA before coming to CT so I'm pretty sure he knows the difference between college players and WNBA caliber players. But thanks anyways. Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: 02/02/17 6:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jasmine Thomas re-signed with the Sun with a multi year deal. Happy about this since Uncasville isn't the most desired location for WNBA players. At least someone is happy to be there. Lol.


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PostPosted: 02/02/17 8:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Posted on the WNBA Transactions page today...

Connecticut: Hamson, Jennifer Contract Signed


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Pedersen and Little showing up signed by CON



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PostPosted: 02/02/17 10:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hamson may stick depending on the health of Ogwumike. Is she out the entire season? I have to believe that there is a trade brewing. Way too many Power Forwards. Why would you trade for Gray and then waive her?



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Hamson may stick depending on the health of Ogwumike. Is she out the entire season? I have to believe that there is a trade brewing. Way too many Power Forwards. Why would you trade for Gray and then waive her?


Morgan Tuck told a friend of mine that Chiney and the team are hoping sne returns to the court after the all star break.

I doubt Kayla Pedersen gets a final spot. She missed the entire season last year to participate in some bible school shit or something. Hamson, don't know much about her at all. Is she any good, she would certainly provide height of the bench when Jones rests.

I'm still hoping Jillian Aylenne makes the final roster. I think she'd do great at this level but do the Sun really want another rookie.


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PostPosted: 02/02/17 11:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

so is it

J. Thomas/Banham
Bentley/C. Williams
A. Thomas/Tuck/Stricklen
Little/Pedersen/Gray/Alleyne
J. Jones/Hamson

that is 13 and doesn't include Ogwumike which is one too many players if they suspend her the whole season or two too many if they keep Chiney on the roster to activate later in the season and keep their star happy by keeping her on the payroll.


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so is it

J. Thomas/Banham
Bentley/C. Williams
A. Thomas/Tuck/Stricklen
Little/Pedersen/Gray/Alleyne
J. Jones/Hamson

that is 13 and doesn't include Ogwumike which is one too many players if they suspend her the whole season or two too many if they keep Chiney on the roster to activate later in the season and keep their star happy by keeping her on the payroll.


Bentley isn't officially signed yet as a RFA as far as I can see. Faris is also a RFA. Asia Taylor is doing well in Australia and she last played in the league with CON. What's Hightower's status?

I kinda wonder if CON might be shopping Bentley. I didn't get the impression Miller was entirely happy with her play, especially near the very end of the season (not to mention she really sucked at the beginning of the season). Who would be a taker? I hope Miller doesn't sucker the Lynx.

My vision:
JThomas/Banham
Bentley/CWilliams/(Hightower or Faris... maybe both if someone else is dealt)
Little/Tuck/Stricklen (could also be slotted as a guard)
AThomas/Pedersen/Gray/Alleyne (Alleyne's got a lot to prove)
JJones/Hamson (Pedersen is big enough to be slotted here)



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Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
so is it

J. Thomas/Banham
Bentley/C. Williams
A. Thomas/Tuck/Stricklen
Little/Pedersen/Gray/Alleyne
J. Jones/Hamson

that is 13 and doesn't include Ogwumike which is one too many players if they suspend her the whole season or two too many if they keep Chiney on the roster to activate later in the season and keep their star happy by keeping her on the payroll.


Bentley isn't officially signed yet as a RFA as far as I can see. Faris is also a RFA. Asia Taylor is doing well in Australia and she last played in the league with CON. What's Hightower's status?

I kinda wonder if CON might be shopping Bentley. I didn't get the impression Miller was entirely happy with her play, especially near the very end of the season (not to mention she really sucked at the beginning of the season). Who would be a taker? I hope Miller doesn't sucker the Lynx.

My vision:
JThomas/Banham
Bentley/CWilliams/(Hightower or Faris... maybe both if someone else is dealt)
Little/Tuck/Stricklen (could also be slotted as a guard)
AThomas/Pedersen/Gray/Alleyne (Alleyne's got a lot to prove)
JJones/Hamson (Pedersen is big enough to be slotted here)


Well, the Sun didn't suspend Chiney in 2015 when she sat out. She was part of the team getting paid. I expect her to be part of the roster this year too, getting paid until she's able to return. It shows her that the organization wants her happy and to stay. If I were Miller, I'd keep her part of the 12 and pay her and that would be that.

Not sure if I care about Bentley or not. I wouldn't mind seeing Courtney Williams in the starting shooting guard route. I think Pedersen will get cut. She didn't play at all last year. And she didn't do much for the team when she played for us. I'd rather see what Alleyne brings to the table. JJ and Hanson as the centers. Would that be wise having two such young posts? JJ is up to the task but like I said, what is Hamson really like? I don't remember ever seeing her play. She's tall but is she wnba material?


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Bnot Hertzeliya lands Kelly Faris

http://www.eurobasket.com/Israel/basketball.asp?NewsID=478392&showcomments=1&Women=1#c



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PostPosted: 02/10/17 11:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reshanda Gray with 36 pts, 12 reb in a game in the Italian league.
That seems somewhat promising. She's on her third WNBA team in 3 years. Time to step it up.



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#NYFW: CHINEY OGWUMIKE TALKS HER PERSONAL STYLE, MICHAEL COSTELLO, NIGERIAN ANKARA, AND MORE!

http://beyondthew.com/nyfw-chiney-ogwumike-talks-her-personal-style-michael-costello-nigerian-ankara-and-more/

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That’s part of the culture—when you have weddings our events, you take the prints and you create your own custom outfit for those events. I try to do that as much as I can, so when I go to American events, people can identify and say “Oh, that girl’s wearing African Ankara. She must be African.”. It’s the subtle things that you don’t have to say, and that’s what fashion is about.



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#NYFW: CHINEY OGWUMIKE TALKS HER PERSONAL STYLE, MICHAEL COSTELLO, NIGERIAN ANKARA, AND MORE!

http://beyondthew.com/nyfw-chiney-ogwumike-talks-her-personal-style-michael-costello-nigerian-ankara-and-more/

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That’s part of the culture—when you have weddings our events, you take the prints and you create your own custom outfit for those events. I try to do that as much as I can, so when I go to American events, people can identify and say “Oh, that girl’s wearing African Ankara. She must be African.”. It’s the subtle things that you don’t have to say, and that’s what fashion is about.


Maybe we could have an article detailing her recovery and prognosis for the upcoming season next?



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pilight wrote:
#NYFW: CHINEY OGWUMIKE TALKS HER PERSONAL STYLE, MICHAEL COSTELLO, NIGERIAN ANKARA, AND MORE!

http://beyondthew.com/nyfw-chiney-ogwumike-talks-her-personal-style-michael-costello-nigerian-ankara-and-more/

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That’s part of the culture—when you have weddings our events, you take the prints and you create your own custom outfit for those events. I try to do that as much as I can, so when I go to American events, people can identify and say “Oh, that girl’s wearing African Ankara. She must be African.”. It’s the subtle things that you don’t have to say, and that’s what fashion is about.


Maybe we could have an article detailing her recovery and prognosis for the upcoming season next?


If I see one I'll be happy to post it



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Faris is signed
http://sun.wnba.com/news/faris-among-three-signed-training-camp-contracts/



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Faris is signed
http://sun.wnba.com/news/faris-among-three-signed-training-camp-contracts/


I wonder if Pederson is basketball ready after taking a year off? I like Hamson with Connecticut, good back-up center.

PG: JThomas/Banham
SG: Bentley/Stricklen/CWilliams
SF: AThomas/Tuck
PF: Little/Gray
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I like Hamson with Connecticut, good back-up center.

Not based on anything we've seen in the WNBA so far.

'Taking a year off' seems a pretty generous interpretation of Pedersen being out of the League last year, too.



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toad455 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Faris is signed
http://sun.wnba.com/news/faris-among-three-signed-training-camp-contracts/


I wonder if Pederson is basketball ready after taking a year off? I like Hamson with Connecticut, good back-up center.

PG: JThomas/Banham
SG: Bentley/Stricklen/CWilliams
SF: AThomas/Tuck
PF: Little/Gray
C: Jones/Hamson
IR: Ogwumike


Hamson is pretty crappy. I'd rather give the roster spot to Jillian Alleyne and see what she can do as Jonquel's backup instead.


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Don't know where or for what but this looks like a team that could make a trade or two.

Maybe a young player and #13 to move up in the draft, or a couple of young players for one good vet. There are teams out there near the cap that might be open to that.


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It's basically exactly the same roster as last year, minus their best player. So I wouldn't say there's any particular likelihood of a trade. At least they'll have continuity on their side going into the 2017 season, which can be an important thing in such a short and compact calendar. And they had a pretty good record late last year, once they shuffled things around a bit.



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Miller was envisioning playing Ogwumike and second-year forward Jonquel Jones together as much as possible and build around them.

"Now we've had to alter that," Miller said.

Miller said he expects forward Morgan Tuck and guard Rachel Banham, both recovering from knee surgery, will be back by training camp.

The signings of Hamson, a 6-7 center, Pederson, a 6-4 forward, and Faris, the former UConn star, were done to provide competition in training camp. For the first time, Faris will come to camp without a guaranteed contract. Hamson and Pederson did not play in the WNBA last season.

"There will be a great fight for the last positions on the roster and I think that's good for a young team," Miller said.

Miller said he did not get heavily involved in the Elena Delle Donne sweepstakes after the former MVP announced her desire to be traded from Chicago. She was eventually dealt to Washington.

"We wanted to do what was best for our roster and we believe in a lot of the pieces we have," Miller said. "We weren't prepared to decimate our roster to add one player."


http://www.courant.com/sports/hc-sun-miller-outlook-0216-20170215-story.html



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What a giant bowl of tosh. Delle Donne would've had no interest in going to Connecticut anyway, and Faris's contract (like all rookie scale contracts) has never been guaranteed.



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It's basically exactly the same roster as last year, minus their best player. So I wouldn't say there's any particular likelihood of a trade. At least they'll have continuity on their side going into the 2017 season, which can be an important thing in such a short and compact calendar. And they had a pretty good record late last year, once they shuffled things around a bit.


Unfortunately for Connecticut,Ogwumike had a lot to do with that good record.Chiney finished the season with 17 consecutive double-digit scoring games.She scored 10+ points in 21 of the last 23 games.Chiney shot 7-10fg in the two games she failed to reach double-digits.

Last 17 games:16.9p/8.5r/58%fg/76%ft


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LOL Delle Donne going to Connecticut was never even remotely close to being a thing



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Decimation was averted, according to Miller. What a relief. He's really earning those big bucks this season.



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Decimation was averted, according to Miller. What a relief. He's really earning those big bucks this season.


EDD's a big whiny crybaby anyways. Don't want her on the Sun. Sure she brings offense but she's also weak and plays zero defense. DC will win a few more games this year than last year but they are still not even remotely championship quality. She WOULD have been a good replacement for Chiney While she's out with injury but Chiney (when healthy) >> EDD on and off the court.


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I wouldn't call EDD whiny, I don't blame her for leaving considering her health issues and her closeness to her sister. If were in her situation, I'd probably do the same. In the end Family and health come first.



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I wouldn't call EDD whiny, I don't blame her for leaving considering her health issues and her closeness to her sister. If were in her situation, I'd probably do the same. In the end Family and health come first.


I definitely will not argue this part. It's the behind the scenes stunts that she pulled.



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I wouldn't call EDD whiny, I don't blame her for leaving considering her health issues and her closeness to her sister. If were in her situation, I'd probably do the same. In the end Family and health come first.


My comment had nothing to do with her wanted to play nearer her family, it had to do with her dishonesty, and other thing's she's said/done, not to mention that she is still whining about lowering the rims in the WNBA. She's one shady lady. The 'playing in China and then had to leave due to Lyme Disease flareup' was bullshit. She was never sick. How do I know? Easy, she said she was going to play in China because and only because she might have had to sit out the WNBA if her trade demand to Washington didn't go through. When she gets to China, suddenly she comes down with an attack of Lyme Disease and rushes back to the USA. Coincidentally, her Lyme Disease flareup happened exactly the same moment when the deal went through to send her from Chicago to the Mystics, thus guaranteeing her WNBA pay check this summer and no longer needing to play in China for money. Then when she got back to the US, and went to Washington DC, she was doing photo ops for the Mystics, meetings, events, annoucements with the press etc. 100% healthy. The last time she got a flareup of Lyme Disease while playing for the Sky, she had to miss a large portion of the season because she was so sick.

So yeah, she's very shady, not to mention she's a total bullshitter.

This is not something new either. She's been bullshitting since her college days. Remember when she said she left Uconn after one day on campus because she realized she wanted to be home and that she was completely burnt out on basketball and wanted ONLY to play volleyball from then on. Then she goes home, goes to college and plays the one season of volleyball ONLY because she couldn't play basketball that year due to transfer rules. Soon as she could, she got over her complete burnout of basketball and joined the basketball team. She's now been playing basketball ever since and loving it. I guess that one season of volleyball totally cured her burnout and hatred of basketball LOL.

I don't believe a word that comes out of that woman's mouth. So yes, I am so glad that Miller didn't trade our entire team away for her. Not that she even considered any other teams aside from Washington anyways. That was another lie, when she said she'd be happy being traded to whichever team got her. She demanded to the Sky owner to trade her to Washington and no where else.

I respect her as a player and she is a great 'face of the WNBA' type player but as a person, nope, she's 100% shady.


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I think Miller did well to get a good deal out of Little.

JThomas/Banham
Bentley/Williams
Stricklen/Tuck (until more proven)
AThomas/Pedersen/Gray
Jones/Kizer

Ogwumike
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Faris
Hamson

I've got AThomas as starting PF, because as far as I know that's the position she was kicking butt in towards the end of last season.

Could be a battle for starter between Jones and Kizer. Kizer has built up some savvy by now so she might win out.

If they go 4 posts because of paying for Ogwumike's spot, it might be a battle between Pedersen and Gray. Hard to say what level Pedersen is at. A marginal player takes a year off. Is she gonna come back better or is she finally done? If they go with 4 posts, they can always use Tuck in the mix with the posts.

They paid Ogwumike for her season she was out with microfracture surgery, so I'm guessing they'll do the same for this season with the Achilles. I don't believe any other player has gotten this kind of royal treatment, but it's Connecticut, so you gotta do what you gotta do to keep your future franchise player happy.

I kept #8 pick in black because I believe they'll be good enough to get a chance to develop past training camp. I think they'll be going guard because a decent guard will be available at #8, thus putting Faris in orange, indicating she's at risk of getting cut. Hamson would have to surprise.



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I'd have Hamson over Peterson. Hamson at least has played recently (WNBL), while Peterson hasn't played since the 2015 season.



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Hamson would also have to beat out Gray if CON is going 4-post with Tuck as a backup post. Hamson seems redundant because she's like the less athletic version of Jones and would most likely have to play the center position making her less versatile. In my mind, Hamson would have to surprise big to make the cut. I wish her luck though.



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Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract


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Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract


Well there's somebody else who's a little more versatile than Hamson.

How many draft picks does CON have? They're not going to fit everybody into camp at once.



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Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract


Now Hamson gets cut. Unless Adams is still very out of shape.



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Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract


Now Hamson gets cut. Unless Adams is still very out of shape.


Even if she was out of shape, wasn't she still kinda speedy? Plus she can shoot from anywhere on the court and if I'm not mistaken, she was still able to score around the rim while being guarded by taller defenders even though she's an undersized post player?


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Ay Mate wrote:
toad455 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract


Now Hamson gets cut. Unless Adams is still very out of shape.


Even if she was out of shape, wasn't she still kinda speedy? Plus she can shoot from anywhere on the court and if I'm not mistaken, she was still able to score around the rim while being guarded by taller defenders even though she's an undersized post player?


she has nimble feet, but no, speedy is not an adjective I would use for D. Adams. And her defense is almost non-existent.



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Is it possible that they could do something like suspend Ogwumike for the season allowing her to not count against the roster or payroll, and then give her some sort of off the court position like media outreach, or public relations something or other. If not they might want to consider packaging multiple pieces for an upgrade in talent.

J. Thomas
Bentley/C. Williams
A. Thomas/Tuck/Stricklen
Kizer/D. Adams
J. Jones

That is nine right there, with the flexibility to go in multiple directions with the last two picks based on a number of players being able to slide up or down a position based on size and skill. I start Kizer and A. Thomas with Jones and find a way to make it work.

then you have Banham and an unsigned Faris as other guard options

Pedersen, Hamson and Gray as other post options

and Conn has the #8 and #13 pick

so other possible guards drafted at 8 or 13 could include Peterson, Epps, Romero, Sykes, Allen, or Weiss

and other possible wing/posts drafted at 8 or 13 could include Coffey (probably gone by 8 but slightly possible) McCall, Ankhator, Osahor or Jackson.

and of course if still available at Conn's pick in the 3rd round S. Chong

I think Banham and Pedersen are out in front for those last two spots but I wouldn't relax if I were them. I'm not sure at this point of Stricklen is 100% safe either, I would think her size and range give her an upper hand but if coach is inspired by the youth he might move on from someone who hasn't ever really been more than OK.

Adams experience and skill set should make her pretty likely to make the team IMO, unless she has really flamed out.


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myrtle wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
toad455 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract


Now Hamson gets cut. Unless Adams is still very out of shape.


Even if she was out of shape, wasn't she still kinda speedy? Plus she can shoot from anywhere on the court and if I'm not mistaken, she was still able to score around the rim while being guarded by taller defenders even though she's an undersized post player?


she has nimble feet, but no, speedy is not an adjective I would use for D. Adams. And her defense is almost non-existent.


I agree. Offense was never the problem for Adams. It was her defense. Teams could just do endless pick&rolls against her



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Well, the Sun now have 15 players on it's offseason/preseason roster. Is that the limit they are allowed to sign? If they bring in anyone else, one must get cut?


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