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PostPosted: 02/01/17 6:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If the Lynx don't bring back McCarville, I'd say her W career is done. Hasn't she made it clear she only wants to play in Minnesota? If she did want to play, who else would pursue her? Washington? Atlanta?



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PostPosted: 02/01/17 6:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lmao. Are people now whining about where players are signing as free agents? That is beyond pathetic.



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PostPosted: 02/01/17 8:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She's playing for a coach she's very familiar with and on a team that the work load should be easier on her body..... but yeah, just a ring chaser. the things people complain about...


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PostPosted: 02/01/17 8:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pierson is still a good player to sign for Minny.


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PostPosted: 02/01/17 8:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
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If someone was chasing a championship, they'd sign with the Sparks or the Mystics.


No they wouldn't. They'd sign with Minnesota. It's extremely rare to win back to back championships. Plus, the Lynx win every 2nd year. This is going to be their year easily, if they stay healthy. And chasing a championship with the Mystics is a complete joke. Lol. Adding EDD isn't going to propel them into being a contender. A contender for the playoffs yes, but not for a championship. Not even if they do in fact steal away Kristi Toliver.


The Lynx always choke in the playoffs—they only win they are they so much better than every team in the WNBA that it's impossible for them to lose. The Sparks finally caught up to being as good as the Lynx, so, as I predicted last year but sadly didn't bet on, the Lynx choked against them in the Finals despite having home court advantage. I'd be shocked anybody other than the Sparks win the title, except for the Mystics, the rest of this decade.


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PostPosted: 02/09/17 11:24 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I ran this Turkish article about Brunson I found through a teanslator. It looks like she just signed up with a club in Turkey.

http://www.sporundibi.com/basketbol/wnba-efsanesi-rebekkah-brunson-turkiyede-h29314.html


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WNBA Legend Rebekkah Brunson in Turkey
US national player Rebekkah Brunson, one of the legendary players of the American National Women's Basketball League WNBA, has agreed with MBK Dogus Hospital on Women's Basketball League teams until the end of the season.

February 09, 2017 Thursday at 18:43
WNBA Legend Rebekkah Brunson in Turkey

Rebekkah Brunson, who played in the long and shy Minnesota Lynx team of USA born in 1981, who is shown among the legendary players of WNBA of American National Women's Basketball League, has agreed with MBK Dogus Hospital of Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball League until the end of the season.


Information about Rebekkah Brunson;

In the 2004 WNBA drafts, Sacramento Monarchs lived in the 1st round, ranked 1st in the 10th, experienced experienced player, Monarchs wearing the formate for 5 years, and 1 championship lived. The Washington native, who transferred to another WNBA team Minnesota Lynx in 2010, rode with the team in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Rebekkah Brunson, who has also won three times in his career to honor the WNBA All-Star, also found himself on the WNBA defense team in 2011.
 
Besides the successes and stable career in WNBA, Dinamo Moscow, Dinamo Kursk, ZVVZ USK Prague, Cras Basket Taranto, Ros Casares Valencia and Nadezhda Orenburg have won numerous championships in European women's basketball teams and have achieved significant achievements in EuroLeague and EuroCup, while WNBA Continued to struggle in the Middle East, attracted great interest by the world press and aroused wide repercussions.
 
MBC Dogus Hospital Club President Mehmet Isikay, who talked about the transfer, "the need to make a number of changes in the staff on the result of the evaluation we made with our technical team, and we strengthened the cadre with Rebekkah Brunson. Rebekkah Brunson is a very high-level player that many Turkish teams have been involved in before and has made important initiatives to add to his squad. He has won numerous championships and achievements in both the United States and Europe. It is very important for both the quality of the league and for the Turkish basketball that it will be worn in Turkey. In this sense we are very happy and excited to see him among us, "he said.
 
Mehmet Işıkay, who also informed the team about the latest situation, "As everyone knows, our team's playmaker Jamierra Faulkner has informed us that he wants to leave us for family reasons. We tried very hard to keep him here, but we believed his team could not make a long term contribution to morale motivation and we distinguished our ways. After this point, the team needed some time to recover and needed reinforcements, and we made a significant boost with Rebekkah Brunson. If we do not see it, we can do a few more reinforcements. As MBK Dogus Hospital, we are a team with long-term goals and we want to continue our targets every year by continuing our struggle in a sustainable manner at Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball League. We want to continue our struggle in the finest leagues in the league and to continue to be a team that everyone is attracted to. Our confidence in our technical team and our players is endless at this point. "



Sounds like Brunson is taking the place of Faulkner, who has left the team for family reasons.



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PostPosted: 02/09/17 11:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lindsay Whalen along with Candace Parker will represent the WNBA in the NBA Celebrity Game on Feb 17 at 7:00 PM ET

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2017/02/espn-exclusively-televise-nba-star-celebrity-game-2017/



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PostPosted: 02/11/17 1:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
I ran this Turkish article about Brunson I found through a teanslator. It looks like she just signed up with a club in Turkey.

http://www.sporundibi.com/basketbol/wnba-efsanesi-rebekkah-brunson-turkiyede-h29314.html


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WNBA Legend Rebekkah Brunson in Turkey
US national player Rebekkah Brunson, one of the legendary players of the American National Women's Basketball League WNBA, has agreed with MBK Dogus Hospital on Women's Basketball League teams until the end of the season.

February 09, 2017 Thursday at 18:43
WNBA Legend Rebekkah Brunson in Turkey

Rebekkah Brunson, who played in the long and shy Minnesota Lynx team of USA born in 1981, who is shown among the legendary players of WNBA of American National Women's Basketball League, has agreed with MBK Dogus Hospital of Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball League until the end of the season.


Information about Rebekkah Brunson;

In the 2004 WNBA drafts, Sacramento Monarchs lived in the 1st round, ranked 1st in the 10th, experienced experienced player, Monarchs wearing the formate for 5 years, and 1 championship lived. The Washington native, who transferred to another WNBA team Minnesota Lynx in 2010, rode with the team in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Rebekkah Brunson, who has also won three times in his career to honor the WNBA All-Star, also found himself on the WNBA defense team in 2011.
 
Besides the successes and stable career in WNBA, Dinamo Moscow, Dinamo Kursk, ZVVZ USK Prague, Cras Basket Taranto, Ros Casares Valencia and Nadezhda Orenburg have won numerous championships in European women's basketball teams and have achieved significant achievements in EuroLeague and EuroCup, while WNBA Continued to struggle in the Middle East, attracted great interest by the world press and aroused wide repercussions.
 
MBC Dogus Hospital Club President Mehmet Isikay, who talked about the transfer, "the need to make a number of changes in the staff on the result of the evaluation we made with our technical team, and we strengthened the cadre with Rebekkah Brunson. Rebekkah Brunson is a very high-level player that many Turkish teams have been involved in before and has made important initiatives to add to his squad. He has won numerous championships and achievements in both the United States and Europe. It is very important for both the quality of the league and for the Turkish basketball that it will be worn in Turkey. In this sense we are very happy and excited to see him among us, "he said.
 
Mehmet Işıkay, who also informed the team about the latest situation, "As everyone knows, our team's playmaker Jamierra Faulkner has informed us that he wants to leave us for family reasons. We tried very hard to keep him here, but we believed his team could not make a long term contribution to morale motivation and we distinguished our ways. After this point, the team needed some time to recover and needed reinforcements, and we made a significant boost with Rebekkah Brunson. If we do not see it, we can do a few more reinforcements. As MBK Dogus Hospital, we are a team with long-term goals and we want to continue our targets every year by continuing our struggle in a sustainable manner at Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball League. We want to continue our struggle in the finest leagues in the league and to continue to be a team that everyone is attracted to. Our confidence in our technical team and our players is endless at this point. "



Sounds like Brunson is taking the place of Faulkner, who has left the team for family reasons.

Funny because Faulkner almost immediately went right to CCC Polkowice after she left Turkey. She must have family in Poland Wink



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PostPosted: 02/13/17 4:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Roster Review | Plenette Pierson

http://lynx.wnba.com/news/roster-review-plenette-pierson/?sf56024457=1


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Offseason Plans

Pierson is spending her offseason playing overseas for the KB Stars in South Korea.

In 28 games this offseason, she has averaged 14.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks in 27.8 minutes per game. Pierson is shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the free-throw line.



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Role For 2017

More a majority of her career, especially in the last five or six seasons in the WNBA, Pierson has played key minutes for each of her teams.

Expect Pierson to continue to play a key role for the Lynx as they hope to once again make a deep run in 2017.



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PostPosted: 02/13/17 6:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pierson is a perfect signing for the Lynx. She fits the physical style they play and she won't have to play heavy minutes, which is probably where she should be at this stage of her career. Her basketball IQ is very high as well. Be prepared for her to struggle as a defender in space. But with Fowles' presence that's less of a concern than it would be on other teams. And she will still defend close to the basket with physicality and be a factor on help defense as long as she doesn't have to cover too great a distance to do it. And she has a winner's mentality. Offensively she can still score inside or out, which is definitely a solid bench weapon.



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PostPosted: 02/13/17 7:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jet Jaguar wrote:
Shades wrote:
I ran this Turkish article about Brunson I found through a teanslator. It looks like she just signed up with a club in Turkey.

http://www.sporundibi.com/basketbol/wnba-efsanesi-rebekkah-brunson-turkiyede-h29314.html


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WNBA Legend Rebekkah Brunson in Turkey
US national player Rebekkah Brunson, one of the legendary players of the American National Women's Basketball League WNBA, has agreed with MBK Dogus Hospital on Women's Basketball League teams until the end of the season.

February 09, 2017 Thursday at 18:43
WNBA Legend Rebekkah Brunson in Turkey

Rebekkah Brunson, who played in the long and shy Minnesota Lynx team of USA born in 1981, who is shown among the legendary players of WNBA of American National Women's Basketball League, has agreed with MBK Dogus Hospital of Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball League until the end of the season.


Information about Rebekkah Brunson;

In the 2004 WNBA drafts, Sacramento Monarchs lived in the 1st round, ranked 1st in the 10th, experienced experienced player, Monarchs wearing the formate for 5 years, and 1 championship lived. The Washington native, who transferred to another WNBA team Minnesota Lynx in 2010, rode with the team in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Rebekkah Brunson, who has also won three times in his career to honor the WNBA All-Star, also found himself on the WNBA defense team in 2011.
 
Besides the successes and stable career in WNBA, Dinamo Moscow, Dinamo Kursk, ZVVZ USK Prague, Cras Basket Taranto, Ros Casares Valencia and Nadezhda Orenburg have won numerous championships in European women's basketball teams and have achieved significant achievements in EuroLeague and EuroCup, while WNBA Continued to struggle in the Middle East, attracted great interest by the world press and aroused wide repercussions.
 
MBC Dogus Hospital Club President Mehmet Isikay, who talked about the transfer, "the need to make a number of changes in the staff on the result of the evaluation we made with our technical team, and we strengthened the cadre with Rebekkah Brunson. Rebekkah Brunson is a very high-level player that many Turkish teams have been involved in before and has made important initiatives to add to his squad. He has won numerous championships and achievements in both the United States and Europe. It is very important for both the quality of the league and for the Turkish basketball that it will be worn in Turkey. In this sense we are very happy and excited to see him among us, "he said.
 
Mehmet Işıkay, who also informed the team about the latest situation, "As everyone knows, our team's playmaker Jamierra Faulkner has informed us that he wants to leave us for family reasons. We tried very hard to keep him here, but we believed his team could not make a long term contribution to morale motivation and we distinguished our ways. After this point, the team needed some time to recover and needed reinforcements, and we made a significant boost with Rebekkah Brunson. If we do not see it, we can do a few more reinforcements. As MBK Dogus Hospital, we are a team with long-term goals and we want to continue our targets every year by continuing our struggle in a sustainable manner at Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball League. We want to continue our struggle in the finest leagues in the league and to continue to be a team that everyone is attracted to. Our confidence in our technical team and our players is endless at this point. "



Sounds like Brunson is taking the place of Faulkner, who has left the team for family reasons.

Funny because Faulkner almost immediately went right to CCC Polkowice after she left Turkey. She must have family in Poland Wink


"Family reasons" = "my family insisted I get the heck out of this country."


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PostPosted: 02/13/17 9:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote



Maya at the big game tonight



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PostPosted: 02/13/17 10:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Looks ready to take back the title this year! Very Happy


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PostPosted: 02/13/17 10:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
Looks ready to take back the title this year! Very Happy


"Ready to win a title" is Maya's default expression



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PostPosted: 02/14/17 8:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Rachel Jarry will be heading back over this year
https://audioboom.com/posts/5608187-opals-star-rachel-jarry-talks-on-the-morning-rush



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PostPosted: 02/14/17 8:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Good news. Liked her when she played back in 13.


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PostPosted: 02/14/17 9:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

this gives them:

PG: Whalen/Montgomery
SG: Augustus/Perkins
SF: Moore/Jarry
PF: Brunson/Howard/Pierson
C: Fowles/Fagbenle
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PostPosted: 02/14/17 9:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ok, my bad. They wished her luck in Minnesota and she didn't argue so I just assumed.
Clarification from Rachel:

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I never actually said I'm heading back to Minny! In talks at the moment


Apologies, Lynx fans.
It seems she is actually headed east this year.



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PostPosted: 02/14/17 9:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
It seems she is actually headed east this year.


Sydney or Townsville?



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PostPosted: 02/14/17 10:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If Jarry is a SF, plays hard, and can shoot a 3 this seems like the kind of something for nothing move Laimbeer (and/or Liberty managemnet) would make in a heart beat.


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PostPosted: 02/14/17 10:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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If Jarry is a SF, plays hard, and can shoot a 3 this seems like the kind of something for nothing move Laimbeer (and/or Liberty managemnet) would make in a heart beat.

Yeah, you can have one of the bundle of players who made me think during the Olympics, "How the hell did Rebecca Allen not make this Australian squad?" Wink

(in fairness, Jarry would hardly have been the first cut to make room for Allen, but still...)



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Jarry only played one season 4 years ago. I'm thinking they've probably moved on from her, but I'm not sure of the status of her rights. I think Liston may have gotten more minutes than Jarry, and they have moved on from Liston, so bringing back Jarry seems unlikely to me.

With Pierson, the Lynx will have 11, depending on what's going on with Cruz. She could be another half season player if they keep her.

11 + deferred Fagbenle (not signed yet) + 3 draft picks = 15



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PostPosted: 02/15/17 4:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/France/Lattes-Montpellier-Agglomeration-Basket/7608?Page=3

She didn't show much 4 years ago when she last played in the wnba and hasn't shown much since.



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Lynx renounce rights to Rachel Jarry


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Lynx Hire James Wade as Assistant Coach

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Wade joins the Lynx staff after serving as the assistant coach with the Stars since the 2013 season. In 2012, he joined San Antonio as a basketball coaching intern and went on to be hired as an assistant coach in 2013. During his time with the San Antonio, he coordinated the Stars’ defense and was responsible for leading individual player development. He also assisted with team development, video breakdown and game planning.


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Fowles wins a championship in China. Now she has a nice chunk of time to rest up.




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Lynx Offseason Podcast With Cheryl Reeve

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In this episode, John Focke talks to Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve about new assistant coach James Wade, what Jim Petersen meant to the team, WNBA free agency and more.


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WNBA Overseas Report: March 28

http://www.wnba.com/news/wnba-overseas-report-march-28/

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Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx

For the second straight year, Fowles guided Beijing Great Wall to the championship in China’s WCBA. In a league full of other WNBA stars, Fowles helped Beijing go undefeated during the playoffs, including a three-game sweep of Glory Johnson’s Xinjiang squad in the semifinals. After averaging 21.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in the regular season, Fowles produced an even more impressive 29 points and 11.7 boards per contest in the championship series. She was named to the All-WCBA First Team alongside Johnson and Breanna Stewart.



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What: Star Tribune Press Pass: Minnesota Lynx Season Preview

When: Wednesday, April 26

Time: 5:15 p.m. (doors open); 6 p.m., Panel begins

Location: Cambria on 7th Gallery (625 2nd Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55402)

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PostPosted: 04/13/17 8:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Looking fairly easy for the Lynx

Whalen/Montgomery
Augustus/Perkins
Moore
Brunson/Howard/Pierson
Fowles

AJones - Maybe gets a trial period before deciding what to do with Cruz... or do they have to cut Cruz?
Fagbenle - Could use a 5th post but....
Hampton - Having a great off-season. Shooting 50% from three. What am I bid?



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Very pleased for Tupaea to have WNBA draftee on her resume.
When you're the last pick in an awful draft, there's really no expectation of ending up on a roster, but as far as diamond in the rough picks go, I have to say it's a savvy pick by the Lynx.
Tahlia has been around aussie national teams for quite a while, so I forget how young she still is. Her WNBL impact has also been limited by some injuries. She's a natural basketball talent in a non-traditional basketball physique. I've always thought of her as a combo guard, but since Leilani Mitchell landed in Sydney this season and played pretty much 40mpg she played the SG role this season. In terms of comparisons, maybe Shoni-lite is the closest I can come up with, but less Rez-ball, more hustle. I like her, and think she has real potential.

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Lynx pick Baylor standout Alexis Jones in first round of WNBA draft

http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/13/lynx-pick-baylor-standout-alexis-jones-in-first-round-of-wnba-draft/

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“We think we were pretty fortunate at No. 12 to get somebody who guided a team that’s awfully good the last couple seasons. She was a big reason why,” Lynx coach coach Cheryl Reeve said of Jones.


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Jones couldn’t be more excited.

“I was blessed with the opportunity to be picked by a championship-winning team,” she said. “It’s hard for a lot of people to have that opportunity.”


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With the team tight against the salary cap, Minnesota plans to carry 11 players this season instead of 12. With nine veterans seemingly locked in, it’s possible just two roster spots could be open when training camp begins April 23.


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http://www.startribune.com/lynx-picks-in-2017-wnba-draft/419448804/

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FIRST ROUND (No. 12 overall)

Alexis Jones, G, Baylor

Height: 5-9 Age: 22

Associated Press honorable mention All-America and first-team all-Big 12 selection as a senior. Averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists past season. That included six games with 20 or more points. She also became the second player in team history to record a triple-double, with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Oklahoma.


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SECOND ROUND (No. 24 overall)

Lisa Berkani, G, France

Height: 5-9 Age: 19

Played on the France U17 team that took eighth place in the World Cup in 2014. Lynx assistant James Wade coached Berkani in the past and recommended her to Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve. This pick and the third-round pick were made with the future in mind.

THIRD ROUND (No. 36 overall)

Tahlia Tupaea, G, Australia

Height: 5-9 Age: 19

Began playing in Australia’s WNBL at 15, the second-youngest rookie in league history. She has played for the Sydney Uni Flames since 2012 and has been a member of the Australian junior program, taking part in U19 World Championships in Lithuania and Russia, winning bronze medals both times.



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 3:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Until they add some training camp contracts or either of their reserved players sign, the Lynx have 11 players for 11 spots. Makes things pretty simple at the moment.

Whalen/Montgomery/Jones
Augustus/Perkins
Moore
Brunson/Pierson/Howard
Fowles/Fagbenle

A guard and two future picks made it a pretty good night for Fagbenle's chances of sticking, but if Keisha Hampton eventualy signs and shows up I wouldn't be too surprised if she sticks and Moore becomes the fifth post. The problem with that is that none of Brunson/Pierson/Howard really want to be at the 5, so Fowles would have no natural backup. Wouldn't be surprised if they found someone with true size off the street to at least compete in camp.



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 1:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Very pleased for Tupaea to have WNBA draftee on her resume.
When you're the last pick in an awful draft, there's really no expectation of ending up on a roster, but as far as diamond in the rough picks go, I have to say it's a savvy pick by the Lynx.
Tahlia has been around aussie national teams for quite a while, so I forget how young she still is. Her WNBL impact has also been limited by some injuries. She's a natural basketball talent in a non-traditional basketball physique. I've always thought of her as a combo guard, but since Leilani Mitchell landed in Sydney this season and played pretty much 40mpg she played the SG role this season. In terms of comparisons, maybe Shoni-lite is the closest I can come up with, but less Rez-ball, more hustle. I like her, and think she has real potential.

Congrats, Tahlia! Very Happy


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Sydney University Flames teen Tahlia Tupaea drafted to WNBA club Minnesota Lynx
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The 19-year-old Penrith product was shocked at how quickly it has happened. She won't be making the move to Minnesota this year with the Lynx wanting her to play through the next WNBL season before heading over in 2018.


Thanks for the rundown Luuuc.
How far down the Aussie Nat'l team depth chart would you project her? Will be nice to follow the kid over the next few yrs.



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 1:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Until they add some training camp contracts or either of their reserved players sign, the Lynx have 11 players for 11 spots. Makes things pretty simple at the moment.

Whalen/Montgomery/Jones
Augustus/Perkins
Moore
Brunson/Pierson/Howard
Fowles/Fagbenle

A guard and two future picks made it a pretty good night for Fagbenle's chances of sticking, but if Keisha Hampton eventualy signs and shows up I wouldn't be too surprised if she sticks and Moore becomes the fifth post. The problem with that is that none of Brunson/Pierson/Howard really want to be at the 5, so Fowles would have no natural backup. Wouldn't be surprised if they found someone with true size off the street to at least compete in camp.

Nicely summed up. Lots of options to mix things up a bit. Augustus is still capable of sliding over to play some SF when/if needed. Something still a little off to me, so a trade/move around All-Star break or prior to the trade deadline wouldn't surprise me either.



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 1:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hampton will be in camp, so we will have some sort of decision to be made. Unless some other domino falls.

Interested to see what we come up with for a post rotation, since as we all have mentioned we don't have a back-up for Syl. So I'll be interested to see how Temi does, or anyone else we bring in.




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If Pierson is healthy then i see her getting those minutes backing up Fowles. She will not do worse then Janel guarding centers tbh. Howard will get minutes at PF



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 2:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

MNfan22 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
Until they add some training camp contracts or either of their reserved players sign, the Lynx have 11 players for 11 spots. Makes things pretty simple at the moment.

Whalen/Montgomery/Jones
Augustus/Perkins
Moore
Brunson/Pierson/Howard
Fowles/Fagbenle

A guard and two future picks made it a pretty good night for Fagbenle's chances of sticking, but if Keisha Hampton eventualy signs and shows up I wouldn't be too surprised if she sticks and Moore becomes the fifth post. The problem with that is that none of Brunson/Pierson/Howard really want to be at the 5, so Fowles would have no natural backup. Wouldn't be surprised if they found someone with true size off the street to at least compete in camp.

Nicely summed up. Lots of options to mix things up a bit. Augustus is still capable of sliding over to play some SF when/if needed. Something still a little off to me, so a trade/move around All-Star break or prior to the trade deadline wouldn't surprise me either.


What seems off to you?


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PostPosted: 04/14/17 2:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
MNfan22 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
Until they add some training camp contracts or either of their reserved players sign, the Lynx have 11 players for 11 spots. Makes things pretty simple at the moment.

Whalen/Montgomery/Jones
Augustus/Perkins
Moore
Brunson/Pierson/Howard
Fowles/Fagbenle

A guard and two future picks made it a pretty good night for Fagbenle's chances of sticking, but if Keisha Hampton eventualy signs and shows up I wouldn't be too surprised if she sticks and Moore becomes the fifth post. The problem with that is that none of Brunson/Pierson/Howard really want to be at the 5, so Fowles would have no natural backup. Wouldn't be surprised if they found someone with true size off the street to at least compete in camp.

Nicely summed up. Lots of options to mix things up a bit. Augustus is still capable of sliding over to play some SF when/if needed. Something still a little off to me, so a trade/move around All-Star break or prior to the trade deadline wouldn't surprise me either.


What seems off to you?

Can't completely put my finger on it, lacking in balance in some way? ...
Bunch of guards, just 2 'real' wings IMO in 'Mone & Maya, a bunch of PFs and one C. Looking forward to the 1 home preseason game to see what Fagbenle can bring to the table for some back up for Syl.

Obviously its the oldest team in the league, a bunch of old folks, some of the best to play the game, who can still ball and don't take a backseat to anybody, so it's all good. We're in 'NOW' mode which is fine with me. I like the squad but a small tweak in the roster just wouldn't surprise me. Cool



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The Lynx have acquired Chantel Osahor from the Sky in exchange for Keisha Hampton.

http://www.hoopfeed.com/content/2017/04/14/chicago-sky-acquire-keisha-hampton-in-exchange-for-2nd-round-draft-pick-chantel-osahor/


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PostPosted: 04/14/17 2:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

HomerCecil wrote:
The Lynx have acquired Chantel Osahor from the Sky in exchange for Keisha Hampton.

http://www.hoopfeed.com/content/2017/04/14/chicago-sky-acquire-keisha-hampton-in-exchange-for-2nd-round-draft-pick-chantel-osahor/


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PostPosted: 04/14/17 2:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Annnnnnd just like that the Lynx & Sky work a trade Laughing Tweak #1 Razz

Happy for Keisha may get a better shot in Chicago and MN gets another post in Osahor to join the mix in camp.



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 2:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So now are looking at:

Whalen/Montgomery/Jones
Augustus/Perkins
Moore
Brunson/Howard/Pierson
Fowles/Fagbenle/Osahor


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did it really take Stocks until AFTER the draft to realize the Sky need a 3/4??



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According to undocumented rumor, CON's fresh draft pick Romero isn't joining the WNBA at all this summer because of "national team obligations" (a little surprising to me since she is acclimated to the USA, but maybe she got talked out of coming since space is tight in CON camp). Anyway, that probably means the Lynx can probably just suspend instead of cut Cruz who is in the same national team situation for the summer. That gives Jones the whole season with the Lynx.... good, bad, or injured. Suspending Cruz means they could bring her back next season (Worlds?) if needed. The one Strib article pointed out that Montgomery and Perkins are in their last years of their contracts and Reeve said one them could be tentative to return, so Cruz could take that spot if the Lynx don't find a better option.

Now if the Lynx go 5-post like I wanted (and that's why I wanted to give Osahor a try), I hope they can get something for Hampton considering how well she's doing overseas. A swap of second round picks (probably moving up two spots) with NYL, whose fans are constantly wringing their hands about the SF position? I'd rather not deal with Laimbeer, but NYL is often the destination for ex-Lynx players.

I'm not in love with the idea of Maya being the emergency post in a 4-post system. She's got a big enough burden on her with all she does. That takes too much of a toll on her.

So it basically comes down to

Whalen/Montgomery
Augustus/Perkins/AJones
Moore/(Augustus SF backup)
Brunson/Howard/Pierson
Fowles/Fagbenle

*Cruz suspended


OR


Whalen/Montgomery
Augustus/Perkins/AJones
Moore/Hampton
Brunson/Howard/(Maya post backup)
Fowles/Pierson

*Cruz suspended


I think the second option looks way too thin on the post side, especially when you consider their ages and Reeve already acknowledged last season she has to keep Brunson's minutes down. Last year, the Lynx went with 4-post down the stretch and it bit them when McCarville got back issues and couldn't contribute in the Finals.



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Whoa... things were going down while I was making that post.

YES YES YES!

Perfect!



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pilight wrote:
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Looks ready to take back the title this year! Very Happy


"Ready to win a title" is Maya's default expression


As shown in my avatar.... which may be changing soon. Smile



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 3:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
did it really take Stocks until AFTER the draft to realize the Sky need a 3/4??

Maybe it just took time to really finalize the deal.
Judging from many media there was A LOT for trade talk prior to the draft. Now that picks are settled in, teams have more to play with including next yrs picks to make some deals. There are a bunch of teams that would still seem to need to make some moves, just gotta find the right dancing partner.



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Alexis Jones' triple double against Oklahoma
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Baylor highlight package of Alexis Jones draft experience
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Alexis Jones interview with Boyette (Jones refers to Reeve as "he". Oops!)
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