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PostPosted: 03/13/17 3:49 am    ::: Mock Draft / Depth Chart 2017 Reply Reply with quote

First Round
1. San Antonio Stars Kelsey Plum 5’8 G Washington
2. Chicago Sky Diamond DeShields 6’1 G Tennessee
3. Dallas Wings Alaina Coates 6’4 C South Carolina
4. Dallas Wings Kelsey Mitchell 5’8 G Ohio State
5. San Antonio Stars Alexis Jones 5’9 G Baylor
6. Washington Mystics Brionna Jones 6’3 C Maryland
7. Atlanta Dream Shatori Walker-Kimbrough 5’11 G Maryland
8. Connecticut Sun Alexis Peterson 5’7 G Syracuse
9. Chicago Sky Nia Coffey 6’1 F Northwestern
10. Dallas Wings Sydney Wiese 6’1 G Oregon State
11. Los Angeles Sparks Chantel Osahor 6’2 F Washington
12. Minnesota Lynx Mercedes Russell 6’6 C Tennessee

Second Round
1. San Antonio Stars Evelyn Akator 6’3 C Kentucky
2. New York Liberty Makayla Epps 5’10 G Kentucky
3. Seattle Storm Erica McCall 6’2 F Stanford
4. Connecticut Sun Tori Jankoska 5’8 G Michigan State
5. Indiana Fever Lindsey Allen 5’7 G Notre Dame
6. Washington Mystics Brittany Sykes 5’9 G Syracuse
7. Atlanta Dream Leticia Romero 5’8 G Florida State
8. Indiana Fever Nina Davis 5’11 F Baylor
9. Chicago Sky Curtyce Knox 5’7 G Texas A&M
10. Indiana Fever Alexis Prince 6’1 G Baylor
11. Dallas Wings Ronni Williams 6’1 F Florida
12. Minnesota Lynx Jennie Simms 5’11 G Old Dominion

Third Round
1. San Antonio Stars Makayla Epps 5’9 G Kentucky
2. Dallas Wings Jessica Jackson 6’3 F Arkansas
3. Washington Mystics Feyonda Fitzgerald 5’7 G Temple
4. Connecticut Sun Adrienne Motley 5’8 G Miami
5. Phoenix Mercury Shayla Cooper 6’2 F Ohio State
6. Seattle Storm Breanna Lewis 6’5 C Kansas State
7. Atlanta Dream Precious Hall 5’8 G James Madison
8. Indiana Fever Saniya Chong 5’8 G Connecticut
9. Chicago Sky Hannah Little 6’1 F Oakland
10. New York Liberty Raigyne Moncrief 5’9 G Louisiana State
11. Los Angeles Sparks Kelsey Lang 6’5 C Texas
12. Minnesota Lynx Peyton Little 5’11 G Oklahoma


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 3:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ATLANTA DREAM
PG: Layshia Clarendon / Leticia Romero / Brianna Kiesel
SG: Tiffany Hayes / Matee Ajavon / Nirra Fields / Meighan Simmons
SF: Bria Holmes / Shatori Walker-Kimbrough / Whitney Knight / Precious Hall
PF: Sancho Lyttle / Rachel Jarry / Aneika Morello
C: Elizabeth Williams / Damiris Dantas / Markeisha Gatling / Rachel Hollivay
INACTIVE: Angel McCoughtry


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 3:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CHICAGO SKY

PG: Courtney Vandersloot / Jamierra Faulkner / Curtyce Knox
SG: Cappie Pondexter / Allie Quigley / Kahleah Copper
SF: Diamond Deshields / Tamera Young / Betnijah Laney
PF: Jessica Breland / Nia Coffey / Cheyenne Parker / Hannah Little
C: Stefanie Dolson / Imani Boyette / Astou Ndour


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:00 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CONNECTICUT SUN

PG: Jasmine Thomas / Rachel Banham / Alexis Peterson / Adrienne Motley
SG: Alex Bentley / Courtney Williams / Tori Jankoska / Kelly Faris
SF: Alyssa Thomas / Shekinna Stricklen / Kayla Pedersen
PF: Chiney Ogwumike / Jonquel Jones / Reshanda Gray / Danielle Adams
C: Lynetta Kizer / Morgan Tuck / Jennifer Hamson


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

DALLAS WINGS

PG: Skylar Diggins / Erin Phillips / Tiffany Bias
SG: Aerial Powers / Kelsey Mitchell / Sydney Wiese
SF: Karima Christmas / Jordan Hooper / Ronni Williams
PF: Glory Johnson / Theresa Plaisance / Jessica Jackson
C: Courtney Paris / Alaina Coates / Ruth Hamblin


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

INDIANA FEVER

PG: Briann January / Erica Wheeler / Lindsey Allen
SG: Tiffany Mitchell / Maggie Lucas / Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga / Saniya Chong
SF: Shenise Johnson / Marissa Coleman / Nina Davis / Alexis Prince
PF: Candice Dupree / Devereaux Peters / Nadia Colhado / Bashaara Graves
C: Erlana Larkins / Natalie Achonwa / Vitoria Macaulay / Shanece McKinney


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

LOS ANGELES SPARKS

PG: Odyssey Sims / Chelsea Gray / Jamie Weisner
SG: Alana Beard / Riquna Williams / Ana Dabovic
SF: Candace Parker / Essence Carson / Evgenia Belyakova / Ify Ibekwe
PF: Nneka Ogwumike / Chantel Osahor / Jelena Dubljevic
C: Jantel Lavender / Tiffany Jackson-Jones / Avery Warley-Talbert / Kelsey Lang


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

MINNESOTA LYNX

PG: Lindsay Whalen / Anna Cruz
SG: Seimone Augustus / Renee Montgomery / Peyton Little
SF: Maya Moore / Jia Perkins / Jennie Simms
PF: Rebekkah Brunson / Natasha Howard / Keisha Hampton
C: Sylvia Fowles / Plenette Pierson / Mercedes Russell


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NEW YORK LIBERTY

PG: Bria Hartley / Brittany Boyd / Shoni Schimmel
SG: Sugar Rodgers / Epiphanny Prince / Raigyne Moncrief
SF: Shavonte Zellous / Rebecca Allen / Shacobia Barbee
PF: Tina Charles / Cierra Burdick / Nayo Raincock-Ekwunwe
C: Kiah Stokes / Kia Vaughn / Amanda Zahui B
INACTIVE: Tanisha Wright


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PHOENIX MERCURY

PG: Danielle Robinson / Lindsey Harding / Leilani Mitchell / Yvonne Turner
SG: Diana Taurasi / Marta Xargay / Shay Murphy
SF: DeWanna Bonner / Alex Harden / Sonja Petrovic / Stephanie Talbot
PF: Camille Little (Mistie Bass *N/S*) / Shayla Cooper / Emma Cannon
C: Brittney Griner (Kelsey Bone *N/S*) / Jillian Alleyne

*N/S*=Not Signed


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:26 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SAN ANTONIO STARS

PG: Moriah Jefferson / Alexis Jones / Sydney Colson
SG: Kelsey Plum / Roneeka Hodges / Jazmon Gwathmey / Makayla Epps
SF: Kayla McBride / Monique Currie / Haley Peters / Alex Montgomery
PF: Clarissa dos Santos / Dearica Hamby / Evelyn Akator / Adut Bulgak
C: Kayla Alexander / Isabelle Harrison / Erika de Souza


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SEATTLE STORM

PG: Sue Bird / Noelle Quinn / Jennifer O'Neill
SG: Jewell Loyd / Jenna O'Hea / Sami Whitcomb
SF: Alysha Clark / Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis
PF: Breanna Stewart / Ramu Tokashiki / Nikki Greene
C: Carolyn Swords / Crystal Langhorne / Breanna Lewis


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WASHINGTON MYSTICS

PG: Kristi Toliver / Ivory Latta
SG: Tayler Hill / Natasha Cloud / Brittany Sykes
SF: Elena Delle Donne / Tierra Ruffin-Pratt / Ally Malott
PF: Emma Meesseman / Tianna Hawkins / Asia Taylor
C: LaToya Sanders / Brionna Jones / Krystal Thomas


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 4:52 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

basketballologist wrote:
PHOENIX MERCURY

PG: Danielle Robinson / Lindsey Harding / Leilani Mitchell / Yvonne Turner
SG: Diana Taurasi / Marta Xargay / Shay Murphy
SF: DeWanna Bonner / Alex Harden / Sonja Petrovic / Stephanie Talbot
PF: Camille Little (Mistie Bass *N/S*) / Shayla Cooper / Emma Cannon
C: Brittney Griner (Kelsey Bone *N/S*) / Jillian Alleyne

*N/S*=Not Signed


Lindsey Harding is retired. Mistie Bass and DeWanna Bonner are pregnant and will not be playing this season. Mistie is most likely not going to return. Kayla George needs to be added at center and Kelsey Bone moved to PF. Also not signed are Xargay and Petrovic.

Thanks for doing this. I know it is a lot of work.


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 5:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. Just try to give my perspective on how the draft will turn out


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 6:10 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sportsfan48 wrote:
basketballologist wrote:
PHOENIX MERCURY

PG: Danielle Robinson / Lindsey Harding / Leilani Mitchell / Yvonne Turner
SG: Diana Taurasi / Marta Xargay / Shay Murphy
SF: DeWanna Bonner / Alex Harden / Sonja Petrovic / Stephanie Talbot
PF: Camille Little (Mistie Bass *N/S*) / Shayla Cooper / Emma Cannon
C: Brittney Griner (Kelsey Bone *N/S*) / Jillian Alleyne

*N/S*=Not Signed


Lindsey Harding is retired. Mistie Bass and DeWanna Bonner are pregnant and will not be playing this season. Mistie is most likely not going to return. Kayla George needs to be added at center and Kelsey Bone moved to PF. Also not signed are Xargay and Petrovic.

Thanks for doing this. I know it is a lot of work.


Kayla George is more of a PF then Bone is tbh



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PostPosted: 03/13/17 7:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Connecticut's final roster

Jasmine Thomas/Rachel Banham
Alex Bentley/Courtney Williams/Shekinna Stricklen
Alyssa Thomas/Reshanda Gray
Jonquel Jones/Morgan Tuck
Lynetta Kizer/*8th Draft Pick*/Chiney Ogwumike(out with injury)

8th draft pick will most likely be a backup center for Lynetta Kizer. Perhaps Mercedes Russell or Brionna Jones if she's available.

The Sun are going 11 deep with Ogwumike counting towards the roster.

None of the training camp players have much of a chance (Kelly Faris, Kayla Pedersen, Danielle Adams, Jennifer Hamson). I would rather keep Kelly Faris over Shekinna Stricklen because at least Kelly can play both guard positions if needed. On the other hand, while Stricklen isn't the best option, she can play shooting guard and small forward if needed. Stricklen is under contract so I doubt she gets cut.

I think a rotation of Thomas/Banham/Bentley/Williams is a bit thin especially if Banham isn't 100%. That's why they should keep Faris instead and get rid of Stricklen.

I don't know if the Sun draft a guard 8th. They need a fill in for Ogwumike while she's out.

Pedersen, Adams and Hamson will be competing with the 8th pick in the draft for the final roster spot. Pedersen is garbage. Adams is slow and defensless but can at least score from pretty much anywhere on the floor. I haven't seen her playing overseas so I don't know if she is better conditioned now. Hamson is kind of an unknown but its not like she's lighting it up in Australia and if I recall, she was flimsy and clumsy and useless in LA.

By not suspending Ogwumike until she's healthy enough to return is throwing a wrench into the roster because she's going to be taking up the 12th roster spot.


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 9:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks for all the work ...

Looking at it, I see

1. San Antonio Stars Kelsey Plum 5’8 G Washington
2. Chicago Sky Diamond DeShields 6’1 G Tennessee
3. Dallas Wings Alaina Coates 6’4 C South Carolina
4. Dallas Wings Kelsey Mitchell 5’8 G Ohio State
5. San Antonio Stars Alexis Jones 5’9 G Baylor

as pretty solid picks, but there are questions about the first three. In fact, it would seem likely that at least one of those three will not turn out to be considered worthy of the slot.

I'm more convinced Mitchell and Jones will have solid careers, but DeShields has the highest ceiling. Can Plum be the second iteration of Becky Hammon? If so, there's a star, but what are the odds of that happening?

After that, there will of course be a few players who emerge at the WNBA level, but it's really hard to pick out who they might be. Brionna Jones, maybe, or Tori Jankoska maybe, or whoever ...

Bottom line: Not many immediate impact players, it doesn't appear.



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PostPosted: 03/13/17 12:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If Russell comes out she will go well before #12. Size is size and someone will want to give her a shot. I suspect she would go by #5 - #6 at the latest.



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PostPosted: 03/13/17 12:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why are we assuming Mitchell is coming out? What are we basing this off of? Had there been any indication that she is remotely interested in leaving a year early?


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 1:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Why are we assuming Mitchell is coming out? What are we basing this off of? Had there been any indication that she is remotely interested in leaving a year early?


Date of birth means she can declare..



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PostPosted: 03/13/17 2:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PHOENIX MERCURY

PG: Danielle Robinson / Lindsey Harding / Leilani Mitchell / Yvonne Turner
SG: Diana Taurasi / Marta Xargay / Shay Murphy
SF: DeWanna Bonner / Alex Harden / Sonja Petrovic / Stephanie Talbot
PF: Camille Little (Mistie Bass *N/S*) / Shayla Cooper / Emma Cannon
C: Brittney Griner (Kelsey Bone *N/S*) / Jillian Alleyne

*N/S*=Not Signed


Harding retired from the WNBA.
Bass is pregnant and will miss the season.
Bonner is pregnant and will miss the season.


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 2:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
sportsfan48 wrote:
basketballologist wrote:
PHOENIX MERCURY

PG: Danielle Robinson / Lindsey Harding / Leilani Mitchell / Yvonne Turner
SG: Diana Taurasi / Marta Xargay / Shay Murphy
SF: DeWanna Bonner / Alex Harden / Sonja Petrovic / Stephanie Talbot
PF: Camille Little (Mistie Bass *N/S*) / Shayla Cooper / Emma Cannon
C: Brittney Griner (Kelsey Bone *N/S*) / Jillian Alleyne

*N/S*=Not Signed


Lindsey Harding is retired. Mistie Bass and DeWanna Bonner are pregnant and will not be playing this season. Mistie is most likely not going to return. Kayla George needs to be added at center and Kelsey Bone moved to PF. Also not signed are Xargay and Petrovic.

Thanks for doing this. I know it is a lot of work.


Kayla George is more of a PF then Bone is tbh


PHOENIX MERCURY UPDATED

PG: Danielle Robinson / Leilani Mitchell / Yvonne Turner
SG: Diana Taurasi / Shay Murphy
SF: Alex Harden / Shayla Cooper / Stephanie Talbot
PF: Camille Little / Kayla George / Emma Cannon
C: Brittney Griner / Kelsey Bone / Jillian Alleyne


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PostPosted: 03/13/17 2:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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CONNECTICUT SUN

PG: Jasmine Thomas / Rachel Banham / Alexis Peterson / Adrienne Motley
SG: Alex Bentley / Courtney Williams / Tori Jankoska / Kelly Faris
SF: Alyssa Thomas / Shekinna Stricklen / Kayla Pedersen
PF: Chiney Ogwumike / Jonquel Jones / Reshanda Gray / Danielle Adams
C: Lynetta Kizer / Morgan Tuck / Jennifer Hamson


First I think Connecticut need to establish an identity... Are they going to play small ball or big girl basketball... If they go play small and quick they should draft a guard. You can always put Alyssa Thomas at the 4 at times during the game... I think this should be their final roster....

Guards
Rachel Banham
Alex Bentley
Tori Jankoska
Alexis Peterson
Jasmine Thomas
Courtney Williams

Forwards
Danielle Adams
Reshanda Gray
Jonquel Jones
Lynetta Kizer
Chiney Ogwumike (suspended)
Shekinna Stricklen
Alyssa Thomas


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You've got Epps going twice.



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PostPosted: 03/14/17 7:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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basketballologist wrote:
CONNECTICUT SUN

PG: Jasmine Thomas / Rachel Banham / Alexis Peterson / Adrienne Motley
SG: Alex Bentley / Courtney Williams / Tori Jankoska / Kelly Faris
SF: Alyssa Thomas / Shekinna Stricklen / Kayla Pedersen
PF: Chiney Ogwumike / Jonquel Jones / Reshanda Gray / Danielle Adams
C: Lynetta Kizer / Morgan Tuck / Jennifer Hamson


First I think Connecticut need to establish an identity... Are they going to play small ball or big girl basketball... If they go play small and quick they should draft a guard. You can always put Alyssa Thomas at the 4 at times during the game... I think this should be their final roster....

Guards
Rachel Banham
Alex Bentley
Tori Jankoska
Alexis Peterson
Jasmine Thomas
Courtney Williams

Forwards
Danielle Adams
Reshanda Gray
Jonquel Jones
Lynetta Kizer
Chiney Ogwumike (suspended)
Shekinna Stricklen
Alyssa Thomas


So, your cutting Morgan Tuck in training camp? And Alyssa Thomas has never played power forward in the WNBA.




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basketballologist wrote:
basketballologist wrote:
CONNECTICUT SUN

PG: Jasmine Thomas / Rachel Banham / Alexis Peterson / Adrienne Motley
SG: Alex Bentley / Courtney Williams / Tori Jankoska / Kelly Faris
SF: Alyssa Thomas / Shekinna Stricklen / Kayla Pedersen
PF: Chiney Ogwumike / Jonquel Jones / Reshanda Gray / Danielle Adams
C: Lynetta Kizer / Morgan Tuck / Jennifer Hamson


First I think Connecticut need to establish an identity... Are they going to play small ball or big girl basketball... If they go play small and quick they should draft a guard. You can always put Alyssa Thomas at the 4 at times during the game... I think this should be their final roster....

Guards
Rachel Banham
Alex Bentley
Tori Jankoska
Alexis Peterson
Jasmine Thomas
Courtney Williams

Forwards
Danielle Adams
Reshanda Gray
Jonquel Jones
Lynetta Kizer
Chiney Ogwumike (suspended)
Shekinna Stricklen
Alyssa Thomas


I know 100% that Chiney is NOT going to be suspended. She will count towards the roster.


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basketballologist wrote:
CONNECTICUT SUN

PG: Jasmine Thomas / Rachel Banham / Alexis Peterson / Adrienne Motley
SG: Alex Bentley / Courtney Williams / Tori Jankoska / Kelly Faris
SF: Alyssa Thomas / Shekinna Stricklen / Kayla Pedersen
PF: Chiney Ogwumike / Jonquel Jones / Reshanda Gray / Danielle Adams
C: Lynetta Kizer / Morgan Tuck / Jennifer Hamson


First I think Connecticut need to establish an identity... Are they going to play small ball or big girl basketball... If they go play small and quick they should draft a guard. You can always put Alyssa Thomas at the 4 at times during the game... I think this should be their final roster....

Guards
Rachel Banham
Alex Bentley
Tori Jankoska
Alexis Peterson
Jasmine Thomas
Courtney Williams

Forwards
Danielle Adams
Reshanda Gray
Jonquel Jones
Lynetta Kizer
Chiney Ogwumike (suspended)
Shekinna Stricklen
Alyssa Thomas


So, your cutting Morgan Tuck in training camp?


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Gray & their pick(s) are questionable. Adams is questionable depending on if she's in shape or not. Their only locks should be:

J. Thomas
A. Thomas
Bentley
Banham
Tuck
J. Jones
Kizer

Likely but not guaranteed:
Stricklen
C. Williams

How I see it:
PG: J. Thomas/Banham
SG: Bentley/C. Williams/Stricklen
SF: A. Thomas/Tuck
PF: Jones/Adams
C: Kizer/Hamson
12th: draft pick or Gray
IR: C. Ogwumike



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Conn will not suspend Ogwumike which means she gets paid, and counts toward the cap and roster, so they can only have eleven active on the roster and Ogwumike.

I think it might be something like this

J. Thomas/Banham
Bentley/C. Williams/*
A. Thomas/Stricklen
Tuck/*/(Ogwumike immediately becomes the starter if she is activated in 17)
J. Jones/Kizer

*guard/wing drafted at #8 or Faris (I think Faris gets the nod it is still Conn after all)
* One of Adams, Gray, Petersen, or Hamson (I'm guessing Adams becuase Miller like the long ball)


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Dallas should take Akator with one of those first round picks. They need an upgrade at the 4.

I think Kelsey Mitchell has a bright future in the WNBA. Just not sure she fits very well on Dallas. If they take her, they should at least trade Powers. And that still seems to set up another Sims-like issue they just tried to solve. Another two guard who needs lots of shots to be effective.

Diggins and Walker-Kimbrough would seem to make a more workable guard pair. In fact that could be a really good pair. Take Coates, Walker-Kimbrough, and Akator. That would improve them significantly.


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Dallas should take Akator with one of those first round picks. They need an upgrade at the 4.

I think Kelsey Mitchell has a bright future in the WNBA. Just not sure she fits very well on Dallas. If they take her, they should at least trade Powers. And that still seems to set up another Sims-like issue they just tried to solve. Another two guard who needs lots of shots to be effective.

Diggins and Walker-Kimbrough would seem to make a more workable guard pair. In fact that could be a really good pair. Take Coates, Walker-Kimbrough, and Akator. That would improve them significantly.


Dallas definitely needs an upgrade at the four, with Pierson gone.

A healthy (and pre-Olympic break) Glory Johnson would be fine at the four. A post-Olympic break Johnson would not be.

Like CT, this team needs outside shooting. Johnson has really improved in that respect, though needs to be more consistent (and healthy). Powers has a lot of potential. A pre-injury 2015 Diggs was on a tear; hope she is fully recovered from the ACL injury and is back to her 2015 self.

Akhator does not have a consistent outside shot (in games that I have seen). She is much more of a "close to the basket" player. When she does step outside five feet, she has not demonstrated consistent success. But if you are taking her at #11, that is a fine selection, as she likely will be a solid contributor and, at worst, a good backup post player.

I agree that Walker-Kimbrough seems like a nice balance to Diggins, as she has played with other stars (Lexie Brown, Brionna Jones) and has learned how to balance scoring and facilitating, knowing when to be option 1 vs. option 2 or 3, etc. And she will be a perimeter threat for the Wings, opening up shot opportunities for other players.

I also like Alexis Jones next to Diggins, given her ability to be a combo guard and balance scoring and playmaking (plus her outside shot). Her injury history, however, is more extensive than that of Walker-Kimbrough, which could be a concern.

I am not a fan of Powers at the two, next to Christmas. Karima may be a good defensive player (or at least one of the best that Dallas has), but she is still not a good shooter. At least the past few years she took advantage of her athleticism and explosive ability to get to the rack more and to the line (295 free throw attempts last two years, 79% shooting). I'd like to see Christmas be the backup wing behind Powers, giving the bench some depth.


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Dallas should take Akator with one of those first round picks. They need an upgrade at the 4.

I think Kelsey Mitchell has a bright future in the WNBA. Just not sure she fits very well on Dallas. If they take her, they should at least trade Powers. And that still seems to set up another Sims-like issue they just tried to solve. Another two guard who needs lots of shots to be effective.

Diggins and Walker-Kimbrough would seem to make a more workable guard pair. In fact that could be a really good pair. Take Coates, Walker-Kimbrough, and Akator. That would improve them significantly.


Dallas definitely needs an upgrade at the four, with Pierson gone.

A healthy (and pre-Olympic break) Glory Johnson would be fine at the four. A post-Olympic break Johnson would not be.

Like CT, this team needs outside shooting. Johnson has really improved in that respect, though needs to be more consistent (and healthy). Powers has a lot of potential. A pre-injury 2015 Diggs was on a tear; hope she is fully recovered from the ACL injury and is back to her 2015 self.

Akhator does not have a consistent outside shot (in games that I have seen). She is much more of a "close to the basket" player. When she does step outside five feet, she has not demonstrated consistent success. But if you are taking her at #11, that is a fine selection, as she likely will be a solid contributor and, at worst, a good backup post player.

I agree that Walker-Kimbrough seems like a nice balance to Diggins, as she has played with other stars (Lexie Brown, Brionna Jones) and has learned how to balance scoring and facilitating, knowing when to be option 1 vs. option 2 or 3, etc. And she will be a perimeter threat for the Wings, opening up shot opportunities for other players.

I also like Alexis Jones next to Diggins, given her ability to be a combo guard and balance scoring and playmaking (plus her outside shot). Her injury history, however, is more extensive than that of Walker-Kimbrough, which could be a concern.

I am not a fan of Powers at the two, next to Christmas. Karima may be a good defensive player (or at least one of the best that Dallas has), but she is still not a good shooter. At least the past few years she took advantage of her athleticism and explosive ability to get to the rack more and to the line (295 free throw attempts last two years, 79% shooting). I'd like to see Christmas be the backup wing behind Powers, giving the bench some depth.


Glory Post-PREGNANCY took a while to get her timing but once she did she exploded . 23 Pts 22 Rebs 16 Pts 15 Rebs twice along with 16 pts & 12 rebs and few more double doubles . Glory will be the starter from day 1 here in Arlington



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You've got Epps going twice.


According to that Career Stats app you introduced to us, there was a second Makayla Epps who played as a freshman at Lyndon State in 2014-15. Maybe she's making her return to basketball by going straight into the draft. Wink



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I like your roster for SAS for the most part but still do not believe they should take another guard with their 5th pick in the draft. Seems to me they should take the best center available with that pick. Interested to see Adams name on your Conn roster. She was a really good player for SAS about 5 years ago. Watching an old tape last week of SAS vs Sparks. Adams really schooled Lavender in that game. Has Adams signed a training camp contract or something with Conn?


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Has Adams signed a training camp contract or something with Conn?


Yep. Training Camp Contract.


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Your hard Work is well recognized...



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Lol


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Your hard Work is well recognized...


Thanks


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I like your roster for SAS for the most part but still do not believe they should take another guard with their 5th pick in the draft. Seems to me they should take the best center available with that pick. Interested to see Adams name on your Conn roster. She was a really good player for SAS about 5 years ago. Watching an old tape last week of SAS vs Sparks. Adams really schooled Lavender in that game. Has Adams signed a training camp contract or something with Conn?


I personally don't see them getting a post at #5. They have 5 pretty solid post players (Dos Santos, Alexander, Harrison, de Souza, and Hamby who should contribute immediately. What they should be worried about is how McBride will return from injury. Who will be the backup point guard.

That's why I think their opening day roster will look like this

Guards:
M. Jefferson
K. Plum
K. McBride
M. Currie
A. Jones
R. Hodges / S. Colson/ J. Gwathmey

Forwards:
C. Dos Santos
K. Alexander
I. Harrison
E. DeSouza
D. Hamby
H. Peters / A. Montgomery


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Angus24 wrote:
I like your roster for SAS for the most part but still do not believe they should take another guard with their 5th pick in the draft. Seems to me they should take the best center available with that pick. Interested to see Adams name on your Conn roster. She was a really good player for SAS about 5 years ago. Watching an old tape last week of SAS vs Sparks. Adams really schooled Lavender in that game. Has Adams signed a training camp contract or something with Conn?


I personally don't see them getting a post at #5. They have 5 pretty solid post players (Dos Santos, Alexander, Harrison, de Souza, and Hamby who should contribute immediately. What they should be worried about is how McBride will return from injury. Who will be the backup point guard.

That's why I think their opening day roster will look like this

Guards:
M. Jefferson
K. Plum
K. McBride
M. Currie
A. Jones
R. Hodges / S. Colson/ J. Gwathmey

Forwards:
C. Dos Santos
K. Alexander
I. Harrison
E. DeSouza
D. Hamby
H. Peters / A. Montgomery


That team doesnt look so bad . The Question is can they outdo there Texas counterpart Dallas ? They will improve dramatically also with this draft.



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My Final Mock Draft (Revised 4/10)

FIRST ROUND
1. San Antonio Stars, Kelsey Plum, G, 5’8, Washington
2. Chicago Sky, Allisha Gray, G, 6’0, South Carolina
3. Dallas Wings, Alaina Coates , C, 6’4, South Carolina
4. Dallas Wings, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, G, 5’11, Maryland
5. San Antonio Stars, Alexis Jones, G, 5’8 , Baylor
6. Washington Mystics, Brionna Jones, C, 6’3, Maryland
7. Atlanta Dream, Kaela Davis, G, 6’2, South Carolina
8. Connecticut Sun, Sydney Wiese, G, 6’1, Oregon State
9. Chicago Sky, Letecia Romero, G, 5’8, Florida State
10. Dallas Wings, Alexis Peterson, G, 5’7, Syracuse
11. Los Angeles Sparks, Alexis Prince , G, 6’2, Baylor
12. Minnesota Lynx, Evelyn Akhator, F, 6’3 , Kentucky

SECOND ROUND
1. Connecticut Sun, Tori Jankoska, G, 5’8, Michigan State
2. New York Liberty, Nia Coffey, F, 6’2, Northwestern
3. Seattle Storm, Chantel Osahor, F, 6’2, Washington
4. Connecticut Sun, Erica McCall, F, 6’2, Stanford
5. Indiana Fever, Lindsay Allen, G, 5’7, Notre Dame
6. Washington Mystics, Brittany Sykes, G, 5’9, Syracuse
7. Atlanta Dream, Makayla Epps, G, 5’9, Kentucky
8. Indiana Fever, Ronni Williams, F, 6’1, Florida
9. Chicago Sky, Shayla Cooper, F, 6’2, Ohio State
10. Indiana Fever, Feyonda Fitzgerald, G, 5’7, Temple
11. Dallas Wings, Nina Davis, F 5’11, Baylor
12. Minnesota Lynx, Ally Disterhoft, G, 6’0, Iowa

THIRD ROUND
1. San Antonio Stars, Jessica January, G, 5’7, DePaul
2. Dallas Wings, Jessica Jackson, F, 6’3, Arkansas
3. Washington Mystics, Adrienne Motley, G, 5’9, Miami
4. Connecticut Sun, Saniya Chong, G, 5’8, Connecticut
5. Phoenix Mercury, Peyton Little, G, 5’11, Oklahoma
6. Seattle Storm, Paige Crozon, G, 6’1, Utah
7. Atlanta Dream, Ivey Slaughter, F, 6’2, Florida State
8. Indiana Fever, Precious Hall , G, 5’8, James Madison
9. Chicago Sky, Sophie Brunner, F, 6’1, Arizona State
10. New York Liberty, Lanay Montgomery, C, 6’5, West Virginia
11. Los Angeles Sparks, Courtney Range, G, 6’2, California
12. Minnesota Lynx Briana Day , C, 6’4, Syracuse


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Very good list, I think ... there are always quibbles, but it makes good sense.



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Thanks. I did the depth charts for each teams but I forgot to save it and lost it. I can give you a reason why I put where each team select who?


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basketballologist wrote:
Thanks. I did the depth charts for each teams but I forgot to save it and lost it. I can give you a reason why I put where each team select who?


I hope you're wrong. I really don't want Kaela Davis in Atlanta.



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pilight wrote:
basketballologist wrote:
Thanks. I did the depth charts for each teams but I forgot to save it and lost it. I can give you a reason why I put where each team select who?


I hope you're wrong. I really don't want Kaela Davis in Atlanta.


i actually think that could be a great fit . When or If Angel ever comes back That tandem could be dangerous in the future.



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pilight wrote:
basketballologist wrote:
Thanks. I did the depth charts for each teams but I forgot to save it and lost it. I can give you a reason why I put where each team select who?


I hope you're wrong. I really don't want Kaela Davis in Atlanta.


i actually think that could be a great fit . When or If Angel ever comes back That tandem could be dangerous in the future.


Davis is going to be a bust. Shooting guards who can't shoot have a very short lifespan in the W.



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pilight wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
basketballologist wrote:
Thanks. I did the depth charts for each teams but I forgot to save it and lost it. I can give you a reason why I put where each team select who?


I hope you're wrong. I really don't want Kaela Davis in Atlanta.


i actually think that could be a great fit . When or If Angel ever comes back That tandem could be dangerous in the future.


Davis is going to be a bust. Shooting guards who can't shoot have a very short lifespan in the W.


OUUUUCHH Pilight , Laughing not even a chance to grow with potential of becoming an elite scorer ? Heck Angel could not shoot that well coming into the pros now look at her....i dont know if thats a good thing though Shocked



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Considering that McCoughtry may never return to the dream and Lyttle may not be the same player. I think either gray, a 6'2 (3 player) or Nia Coffey, a 6'1 (3/4 player) would fit best.


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Considering that McCoughtry may never return to the dream and Lyttle may not be the same player. I think either gray, a 6'2 (3 player) or Nia Coffey, a 6'1 (3/4 player) would fit best.


Why would Angel not come back to the Dream?



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