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PostPosted: 02/08/17 10:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UofDel_Alum wrote:
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It's only Young, Copper & Laney fighting for the SF spots. I'll be interesting to know who they're looking at drafting with the #2 pick. I'd assuming someone like DeShields. Right now the Sky look like:

PG: Vandersloot/Faulkner
SG: Pondexter/Quigley/#2 pick
SF: Young/Copper/Laney
PF: Dolson/Breland/dos Santos
C: Boyette/Parker


I would have Laney as the backup to Young at the beginning of the season with the intention to start her before half the season is over.


I also forgot about the #9 pick. Who do they take? Best available? A post to compete against dos Santos & Parker? Which two players are the final cuts?



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PostPosted: 02/08/17 10:24 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
UofDel_Alum wrote:
toad455 wrote:
It's only Young, Copper & Laney fighting for the SF spots. I'll be interesting to know who they're looking at drafting with the #2 pick. I'd assuming someone like DeShields. Right now the Sky look like:

PG: Vandersloot/Faulkner
SG: Pondexter/Quigley/#2 pick
SF: Young/Copper/Laney
PF: Dolson/Breland/dos Santos
C: Boyette/Parker


I would have Laney as the backup to Young at the beginning of the season with the intention to start her before half the season is over.


I also forgot about the #9 pick. Who do they take? Best available? A post to compete against dos Santos & Parker? Which two players are the final cuts?


Good question; I would draft to replace dos Santos


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Dos Santos has shown more than Parker. Parker just has more potential.



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PostPosted: 02/08/17 12:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Dos Santos has shown more than Parker. Parker just has more potential.


Thats why I a thinking 2 to 3 yrs from this year.


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PostPosted: 02/23/17 10:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not looking good for Laney. She had a setback recently and we're looking at a 6-8 week recovery.



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Sky trade dos Santos to SAS for Ndour



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Sky trade dos Santos to SAS for Ndour


Sky win this trade. I see a bigger ceiling for Ndour . She had a great showing for spain last summer.



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I haven't seen enough of N'Dour to decide whether I like this trade or not. I did like Dos Santos. She was undersized but had a lot of hustle and energy.

Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
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I haven't seen enough of N'Dour to decide whether I like this trade or not. I did like Dos Santos. She was undersized but had a lot of hustle and energy.

Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
Breland/N'Dour/Parker or #9
Boyette/Dolson


I think Ndour will give them more a finesse PF. She can step out and knock down mid-range jumpers something Dos Santos was not great at .



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PostPosted: 02/27/17 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Sky trade dos Santos to SAS for Ndour


Is this a joke?



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PostPosted: 02/27/17 5:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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UK1996 wrote:
I haven't seen enough of N'Dour to decide whether I like this trade or not. I did like Dos Santos. She was undersized but had a lot of hustle and energy.

Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
Breland/N'Dour/Parker or #9
Boyette/Dolson


I think Ndour will give them more a finesse PF. She can step out and knock down mid-range jumpers something Dos Santos was not great at .


Problem is that Ndour has fallen in love with her outside shot and 3pointshot even when its not falling. She will have to choose her shots more carefully in the wnba. She is also a big step down defensively from Dos Santos. Very soft and im not convinced that she can guard stronger PF's on a nightly basis. She might be the best suited for max 10-15 min off the bench



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PostPosted: 02/27/17 5:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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WNBA 09 wrote:
UK1996 wrote:
I haven't seen enough of N'Dour to decide whether I like this trade or not. I did like Dos Santos. She was undersized but had a lot of hustle and energy.

Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
Breland/N'Dour/Parker or #9
Boyette/Dolson


I think Ndour will give them more a finesse PF. She can step out and knock down mid-range jumpers something Dos Santos was not great at .


Problem is that Ndour has fallen in love with her outside shot and 3pointshot even when its not falling. She will have to choose her shots more carefully in the wnba. She is also a big step down defensively from Dos Santos. Very soft and im not convinced that she can guard stronger PF's on a nightly basis. She might be the best suited for max 10-15 min off the bench


which is not that different from Dos Santos. I do like Dos Santos though, she's fun to watch. Ms. Hustle. And as I suspected, she probably prefers to be on a roster with her countrywoman.



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PostPosted: 02/27/17 5:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
UK1996 wrote:
I haven't seen enough of N'Dour to decide whether I like this trade or not. I did like Dos Santos. She was undersized but had a lot of hustle and energy.

Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
Breland/N'Dour/Parker or #9
Boyette/Dolson


I think Ndour will give them more a finesse PF. She can step out and knock down mid-range jumpers something Dos Santos was not great at .


Problem is that Ndour has fallen in love with her outside shot and 3pointshot even when its not falling. She will have to choose her shots more carefully in the wnba. She is also a big step down defensively from Dos Santos. Very soft and im not convinced that she can guard stronger PF's on a nightly basis. She might be the best suited for max 10-15 min off the bench


which is not that different from Dos Santos. I do like Dos Santos though, she's fun to watch. Ms. Hustle. And as I suspected, she probably prefers to be on a roster with her countrywoman.


Tbh i liked how Dos Santos played for the Sky. She could/should of gotten more minutes. Her defensive versatility will be missed



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PostPosted: 02/27/17 6:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

A couple of things here...

First of all, I'm a huge dos Santos fan. She was the best post player on the team (albeit not saying much) in 2015 and thought she got jobbed last season in which she was essentially tossed aside in favor of Boyette's and Parker's development. She's very versatile defensively and will outwork just about anyone, as people hopefully saw in the past Olympics and right now in Euroleague.

HOWEVER

Offensively she's limited. Ndour has a much higher ceiling and the Sky needed at least one F/C who can stretch defenses beyond the 3pt line. Yes, she needs to put on weight, but if Stocks knows what she has then Ndour won't be asked to battle down low very often. Plus she's still very young and has a lot of room to grow.

Of course, this is all moot if she doesn't show, but I think the trade makes sense for both teams.



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PostPosted: 02/27/17 10:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
A couple of things here...

First of all, I'm a huge dos Santos fan. She was the best post player on the team (albeit not saying much) in 2015 and thought she got jobbed last season in which she was essentially tossed aside in favor of Boyette's and Parker's development. She's very versatile defensively and will outwork just about anyone, as people hopefully saw in the past Olympics and right now in Euroleague.

HOWEVER

Offensively she's limited. Ndour has a much higher ceiling and the Sky needed at least one F/C who can stretch defenses beyond the 3pt line. Yes, she needs to put on weight, but if Stocks knows what she has then Ndour won't be asked to battle down low very often. Plus she's still very young and has a lot of room to grow.

Of course, this is all moot if she doesn't show, but I think the trade makes sense for both teams.



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I feel Ndour will basically act as the 5th post anyways assuming Dolson starts at PF. Parker looks like she'll be the back-up center.



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http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/new-sky-center-dolson-i-have-to-be-me-and-play-my-own-game/

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Dolson is a 35 percent three-point shooter in her career, and her versatility, court vision and ability to stretch opposing defenses will be used in an offense Stocks expects to be more balanced than it was in the past.

Dolson, who won a pair of national championships at Connecticut, adds another dimension to the Sky, who Stocks insists got better in the trade.



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I think the Dolson/Boyette front-court will work and with Breland as the first post off the bench you can mix and match pretty easily based on match ups.

Sloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/#2 Deshields, Mitchell or Plum/Quigley
Young/Copper
Dolson/Breland/N'Dour
Boyette/Parker

For a team that just lost it's franchise player I think the SKY look pretty good.

Unless there is a trade I don't see #9 making the team. It looks pretty bad for Laney as well.
#9 for a 2018 2nd round pick isn't a bad idea if someone is willing to make it, 18 is so deep that a number of second rounders are still going to be able to make a roster.

How the front-court can work on the defensive end against the other teams;

Minn Boyette on Fowles Dolson on Brunson
NY Boyette on Charles Dolson on Vaughn, Stoke or Zauhi B.
LA Boyette OK LA will be hard but that is true for any team trying to guard Parker and N. Ogwumike this one will be better with Breland starting
Seattle Boyette on Stewart Dolson on Swords
Washington OK guarding EDD and Messeman will also be a challenge I guess Boyettte n EDD Dolson on Meesseman
PX Boyette on Griner Dolson on Little
Dallas Boyette on GloJo Dolson on Paris
Atl Boyette on Williams Dolson on other
Indy Boyette on Dupree Dolson on Larkins
SA and Conn TBD based on who they start at C and PF

My point is that it is very doable on the defensive end except for the front-court combos in LA and Washington that everyone will struggle with.


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I think the Dolson/Boyette front-court will work and with Breland as the first post off the bench you can mix and match pretty easily based on match ups.

Sloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/#2 Deshields, Mitchell or Plum/Quigley
Young/Copper
Dolson/Breland/N'Dour
Boyette/Parker

For a team that just lost it's franchise player I think the SKY look pretty good.

Unless there is a trade I don't see #9 making the team. It looks pretty bad for Laney as well.
#9 for a 2018 2nd round pick isn't a bad idea if someone is willing to make it, 18 is so deep that a number of second rounders are still going to be able to make a roster.

How the front-court can work on the defensive end against the other teams;

Minn Boyette on Fowles Dolson on Brunson
NY Boyette on Charles Dolson on Vaughn, Stoke or Zauhi B.
LA Boyette OK LA will be hard but that is true for any team trying to guard Parker and N. Ogwumike this one will be better with Breland starting
Seattle Boyette on Stewart Dolson on Swords
Washington OK guarding EDD and Messeman will also be a challenge I guess Boyettte n EDD Dolson on Meesseman
PX Boyette on Griner Dolson on Little
Dallas Boyette on GloJo Dolson on Paris
Atl Boyette on Williams Dolson on other
Indy Boyette on Dupree Dolson on Larkins
SA and Conn TBD based on who they start at C and PF

My point is that it is very doable on the defensive end except for the front-court combos in LA and Washington that everyone will struggle with.


I've said that from day one, that the Sky look better after the trade. Dolson isn't as flashy as EDD in scoring, but the team has other scorers that will step up. What Dolson is, is a much better defender and team player than EDD ever was. Dolson is the type that puts team first, unlike EDD who was all ME first since day one. Plus they get a top lottery pick in the process. Only issue is that for now on, the Sky need to keep players from walking out on them.


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PostPosted: 03/16/17 8:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
I think the Dolson/Boyette front-court will work and with Breland as the first post off the bench you can mix and match pretty easily based on match ups.

Sloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/#2 Deshields, Mitchell or Plum/Quigley
Young/Copper
Dolson/Breland/N'Dour
Boyette/Parker

For a team that just lost it's franchise player I think the SKY look pretty good.

Unless there is a trade I don't see #9 making the team. It looks pretty bad for Laney as well.
#9 for a 2018 2nd round pick isn't a bad idea if someone is willing to make it, 18 is so deep that a number of second rounders are still going to be able to make a roster.

How the front-court can work on the defensive end against the other teams;

Minn Boyette on Fowles Dolson on Brunson
NY Boyette on Charles Dolson on Vaughn, Stoke or Zauhi B.
LA Boyette OK LA will be hard but that is true for any team trying to guard Parker and N. Ogwumike this one will be better with Breland starting
Seattle Boyette on Stewart Dolson on Swords
Washington OK guarding EDD and Messeman will also be a challenge I guess Boyettte n EDD Dolson on Meesseman
PX Boyette on Griner Dolson on Little
Dallas Boyette on GloJo Dolson on Paris
Atl Boyette on Williams Dolson on other
Indy Boyette on Dupree Dolson on Larkins
SA and Conn TBD based on who they start at C and PF

My point is that it is very doable on the defensive end except for the front-court combos in LA and Washington that everyone will struggle with.


I've said that from day one, that the Sky look better after the trade. Dolson isn't as flashy as EDD in scoring, but the team has other scorers that will step up. What Dolson is, is a much better defender and team player than EDD ever was. Dolson is the type that puts team first, unlike EDD who was all ME first since day one. Plus they get a top lottery pick in the process. Only issue is that for now on, the Sky need to keep players from walking out on them.



Woahhhh Are we jaded or nah . ? I feel your pain my friend , i was once apart of the SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDD . But ive realized EDD"s game was bigger than just chicago .



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WNBA 09 wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
I think the Dolson/Boyette front-court will work and with Breland as the first post off the bench you can mix and match pretty easily based on match ups.

Sloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/#2 Deshields, Mitchell or Plum/Quigley
Young/Copper
Dolson/Breland/N'Dour
Boyette/Parker

For a team that just lost it's franchise player I think the SKY look pretty good.

Unless there is a trade I don't see #9 making the team. It looks pretty bad for Laney as well.
#9 for a 2018 2nd round pick isn't a bad idea if someone is willing to make it, 18 is so deep that a number of second rounders are still going to be able to make a roster.

How the front-court can work on the defensive end against the other teams;

Minn Boyette on Fowles Dolson on Brunson
NY Boyette on Charles Dolson on Vaughn, Stoke or Zauhi B.
LA Boyette OK LA will be hard but that is true for any team trying to guard Parker and N. Ogwumike this one will be better with Breland starting
Seattle Boyette on Stewart Dolson on Swords
Washington OK guarding EDD and Messeman will also be a challenge I guess Boyettte n EDD Dolson on Meesseman
PX Boyette on Griner Dolson on Little
Dallas Boyette on GloJo Dolson on Paris
Atl Boyette on Williams Dolson on other
Indy Boyette on Dupree Dolson on Larkins
SA and Conn TBD based on who they start at C and PF

My point is that it is very doable on the defensive end except for the front-court combos in LA and Washington that everyone will struggle with.


I've said that from day one, that the Sky look better after the trade. Dolson isn't as flashy as EDD in scoring, but the team has other scorers that will step up. What Dolson is, is a much better defender and team player than EDD ever was. Dolson is the type that puts team first, unlike EDD who was all ME first since day one. Plus they get a top lottery pick in the process. Only issue is that for now on, the Sky need to keep players from walking out on them.



Woahhhh Are we jaded or nah . ? I feel your pain my friend , i was once apart of the SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDD . But ive realized EDD"s game was bigger than just chicago .


Not jaded at all. I'm not a Sky fan or an EDD fan. I don't care one way or the other about Chicago or anything involved. Im just telling it like it is about EDD.


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WNBA 09 wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
I think the Dolson/Boyette front-court will work and with Breland as the first post off the bench you can mix and match pretty easily based on match ups.

Sloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/#2 Deshields, Mitchell or Plum/Quigley
Young/Copper
Dolson/Breland/N'Dour
Boyette/Parker

For a team that just lost it's franchise player I think the SKY look pretty good.

Unless there is a trade I don't see #9 making the team. It looks pretty bad for Laney as well.
#9 for a 2018 2nd round pick isn't a bad idea if someone is willing to make it, 18 is so deep that a number of second rounders are still going to be able to make a roster.

How the front-court can work on the defensive end against the other teams;

Minn Boyette on Fowles Dolson on Brunson
NY Boyette on Charles Dolson on Vaughn, Stoke or Zauhi B.
LA Boyette OK LA will be hard but that is true for any team trying to guard Parker and N. Ogwumike this one will be better with Breland starting
Seattle Boyette on Stewart Dolson on Swords
Washington OK guarding EDD and Messeman will also be a challenge I guess Boyettte n EDD Dolson on Meesseman
PX Boyette on Griner Dolson on Little
Dallas Boyette on GloJo Dolson on Paris
Atl Boyette on Williams Dolson on other
Indy Boyette on Dupree Dolson on Larkins
SA and Conn TBD based on who they start at C and PF

My point is that it is very doable on the defensive end except for the front-court combos in LA and Washington that everyone will struggle with.


I've said that from day one, that the Sky look better after the trade. Dolson isn't as flashy as EDD in scoring, but the team has other scorers that will step up. What Dolson is, is a much better defender and team player than EDD ever was. Dolson is the type that puts team first, unlike EDD who was all ME first since day one. Plus they get a top lottery pick in the process. Only issue is that for now on, the Sky need to keep players from walking out on them.



Woahhhh Are we jaded or nah . ? I feel your pain my friend , i was once apart of the SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDD . But ive realized EDD"s game was bigger than just chicago .


Yeah, I have no clue what Ay Mate is talking about but EDD was a main contributor in all of the Sky's playoff berths. Regardless of you personally feel about her, you can't deny her on the court contributions and in the community.



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Of course,chicago management has no choice but to put on a good face after they reluctantly acquired Dolson via trade demand.

Shaking my head at some of you believing Dolson should start at pf over Breland.Just because Dolson can hit a three point shot every once in a blue moon doesn't make up for:

1.Poor transition defense
2.Poor floor spacing
3.Getting beat off the dribble by faster,quicker,more agile post players
4.Lack of offensive rebounding with Dolson playing farther away from the basket.

Breland at the very least is Dolson's equal on offense.But she has the added advantage of being a faster more mobile defender.Whatever Dolson gives you on offense isn't enough to justify starting her over Breland.Can Dolson & Boyette coexist playing Limited minutes ? Yes...extended minutes ? No.If chicago chooses to start Dolson at pf they'll get exposed on both sides of the ball by teams with athletic/mobile pf's(LA,Wash,Sea,etc...)

Chicago has playoff talent.But they'll need to put the right combinations on the floor.




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The question with that projected lineup is where the scoring will come from. The only proven scorer is Cappie Pondexter, who is not the dynamic offensive threat she once was. CVS is primarily a point guard, Young is an inconsistent shooter (though she was much better last year), and Dolson and Boyette will be lucky to combine for 20 a game.

And though Young and Boyette are plus defenders, the Sky are still going to need to be able to score to win, and I don't see the source for the necessary points.



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The Sky are not going to be better without EDD. Nobody was saying any of this stuff about her not being a team player until this offseason. It's just another case of people trying to tear down a player with unfounded accusations. They love to do that, for some reason.


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The Sky are not going to be better without EDD. Nobody was saying any of this stuff about her not being a team player until this offseason. It's just another case of people trying to tear down a player with unfounded accusations. They love to do that, for some reason.


I wasn't talking about just because they don't have EDD anymore they'll be better. I meant as a trade altogether, they'll be better. They got Dolson, Copper and the 2nd I believe draft pick.


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Ay Mate wrote:
zvyn3 wrote:
The Sky are not going to be better without EDD. Nobody was saying any of this stuff about her not being a team player until this offseason. It's just another case of people trying to tear down a player with unfounded accusations. They love to do that, for some reason.


I wasn't talking about just because they don't have EDD anymore they'll be better. I meant as a trade altogether, they'll be better. They got Dolson, Copper and the 2nd I believe draft pick.


If they gave the Lynx Dolson, Copper and the 2nd pick would you still be saying this..



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The question with that projected lineup is where the scoring will come from. The only proven scorer is Cappie Pondexter, who is not the dynamic offensive threat she once was. CVS is primarily a point guard, Young is an inconsistent shooter (though she was much better last year), and Dolson and Boyette will be lucky to combine for 20 a game.

And though Young and Boyette are plus defenders, the Sky are still going to need to be able to score to win, and I don't see the source for the necessary points.


agree. I think Dolson will more likely play the 20 minutes/game Boyette doesn't play, and yeah, they'll play at the same time for short periods against some teams. Boyette hasn't shown the conditioning needed to play more than 20-24 min/game. Maybe that improves, but with bigs, it often doesn't.

As for offense, they will probably (hopefully) try to play Copper or Laney more minutes instead of Young...and maybe see the value of Quigley as a scorer off the bench. Last year they definitely got a boost off the bench from Quigley, Faulkner, and DosSantos. This year ...we will see. We also don't know, of course, who might be taken in the draft at #2, but presumably that player will be getting minutes.



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i just dont hope that Dolson goes Sancho Lyttle on us and shoots a lot of 3pointers every game



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Michelle89 wrote:
i just dont hope that Dolson goes Sancho Lyttle on us and shoots a lot of 3pointers every game


agree. A number of 4's have found that to be their downfall...like Tina Charles had an awful year in CT when she hoisted away, not so much from three, but definitely lots of long twos. But maybe at that point, she didn't care. Last year was the first year she shot well from long range and I assume she spent a lot of time working on it. I blame the coaches if they let them shoot at 30% or less unless/until they can show that they can make them repeatedly in practice.



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PostPosted: 03/18/17 1:07 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Opinions:

1. The Boyette/Dolson pairing will be poor offensively
2. It will be even worse defensively
3. Having no pecking order offensively is not a recipe for success if you can't space the floor
4. Laney will be cut. No room for her and still recovering from ACL
5. A'ja Wilson and Kelsey Mitchell would look mighty fine in Sky blue

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zvyn3 wrote:
The Sky are not going to be better without EDD. Nobody was saying any of this stuff about her not being a team player until this offseason. It's just another case of people trying to tear down a player with unfounded accusations. They love to do that, for some reason.


I wasn't talking about just because they don't have EDD anymore they'll be better. I meant as a trade altogether, they'll be better. They got Dolson, Copper and the 2nd I believe draft pick.


You're delusional. Chicago is lucky to be in the East. The good news for Chicago is Pokey not the coach anymore.



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boogiezen wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
zvyn3 wrote:
The Sky are not going to be better without EDD. Nobody was saying any of this stuff about her not being a team player until this offseason. It's just another case of people trying to tear down a player with unfounded accusations. They love to do that, for some reason.


I wasn't talking about just because they don't have EDD anymore they'll be better. I meant as a trade altogether, they'll be better. They got Dolson, Copper and the 2nd I believe draft pick.


You're delusional. Chicago is lucky to be in the East. The good news for Chicago is Pokey not the coach anymore.


There is no longer any real 'east' or 'west.'



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myrtle wrote:
boogiezen wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
zvyn3 wrote:
The Sky are not going to be better without EDD. Nobody was saying any of this stuff about her not being a team player until this offseason. It's just another case of people trying to tear down a player with unfounded accusations. They love to do that, for some reason.


I wasn't talking about just because they don't have EDD anymore they'll be better. I meant as a trade altogether, they'll be better. They got Dolson, Copper and the 2nd I believe draft pick.


You're delusional. Chicago is lucky to be in the East. The good news for Chicago is Pokey not the coach anymore.


There is no longer any real 'east' or 'west.'


Whatever. At least Pokey is not the coach anymore.



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PostPosted: 03/22/17 11:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Imani Boyetts posted a video of her highlights from playing in Israel.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FxbwNJ1zZ2o



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Kahleah Copper Named WNIT Top 20 Player

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Former Scarlet Knight Kahleah Copper was listed among the all-time Top 20 players to compete in the WNIT, it was announced on Tuesday as the Postseason WNIT celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Copper, a sophomore during Rutgers’ 2014 WNIT Championship run, averaged 17.5 points and 7.2 rebounds in postseason play, including 18 points and 12 rebounds in the championship game at UTEP in front of a sellout crowd in El Paso, Texas. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native also had 27 points in a Round Three double overtime victory versus Seton Hall.

The 6-1 forward ended her Rutgers career with 1,872 career points, finishing third on RU's all-time scoring leaders list behind Rutgers greats Sue Wicks and Cappie Pondexter. She was selected seventh overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2016 WNBA Draft and begins her second season in the WNBA this summer after being traded to the Chicago Sky in February.



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Sky sign Amber Harris and Rebekah Gardner to training camp contracts.


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Sky sign Amber Harris and Rebekah Gardner to training camp contracts.


Woah , i would be excited about the amber harris trade if shes really improved her work ethic. Ive learned to expect the lesser from her . This could be a good fit thought tbh Idea



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I have to wonder if Harris has improved. Certainly a player with a high ceiling.



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The irony is that everybody and their cousin thought CHI was going to draft Amber Harris with the third pick in the 2011 draft. But they ended up making what turned out to be the right move by drafting Courtney Vandersloot instead, although it took a couple years of stellar patience to be clear that it was the right move. The whole Lynx front office were doing backflips because CHI passed on drafting Amber Harris. Good job, guys. I wanted Lavender instead, but was amenable to Harris. I don't believe drafting Lavender would have upset the space-time continuum, because the Lynx were able to win championships in spite of Harris. Maybe they could have won more championships with Lavender? We will never know for sure. Crying or Very sad

Anyway, 6 years later the Sky now have the third and 4th picks in the 2011 draft without mortgaging the club. It'll be interesting to see how things play out for Harris.

I've always been amazed that Laimbeer never seemed to take an interest in Harris. Screams Laimbeer-type to me. You know, not overly sensitive and maybe not the highest IQ. I'm sure Reeve would characterize Harris as a "knucklehead". If you look at the Liberty and you're honest with yourself, they seem fairly amenable to the knucklehead:wink:



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The irony is that everybody and their cousin thought CHI was going to draft Amber Harris with the third pick in the 2011 draft. But they ended up making what turned out to be the right move by drafting Courtney Vandersloot instead, although it took a couple years of stellar patience to be clear that it was the right move. The whole Lynx front office were doing backflips because CHI passed on drafting Amber Harris. Good job, guys. I wanted Lavender instead, but was amenable to Harris. I don't believe drafting Lavender would have upset the space-time continuum, because the Lynx were able to win championships in spite of Harris. Maybe they could have won more championships with Lavender? We will never know for sure. Crying or Very sad

Anyway, 6 years later the Sky now have the third and 4th picks in the 2011 draft without mortgaging the club. It'll be interesting to see how things play out for Harris.

I've always been amazed that Laimbeer never seemed to take an interest in Harris. Screams Laimbeer-type to me. You know, not overly sensitive and maybe not the highest IQ. I'm sure Reeve would characterize Harris as a "knucklehead". If you look at the Liberty and you're honest with yourself, they seem fairly amenable to the knucklehead:wink:


Hey Shades, how about 2011 #3 & #4 to move up to #1? Chicago can even throw in the 2017 #2.

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Unless they plan on getting rid of Parker, I don't see Harris making it. Is N'Dour coming over this season? I wouldn't be too upset if Chicago decided to part ways with Young and focus on developing Copper and Laney. If Deshields doesn't declare I'm hoping we draft SWK at 2. I wonder how much Cappie has left in the tank. IMO she's crucial for leadership. I don't have a lot of faith in Dolson playing the 4 for long stretches. I think she would play a better role as a 6th man.
Right Now
Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
Dolson/Breland/Harris/#10
Boyette/Parker

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Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/SWK
Copper/Laney
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Unless they plan on getting rid of Parker, I don't see Harris making it. Is N'Dour coming over this season? I wouldn't be too upset if Chicago decided to part ways with Young and focus on developing Copper and Laney. If Deshields doesn't declare I'm hoping we draft SWK at 2. I wonder how much Cappie has left in the tank. IMO she's crucial for leadership. I don't have a lot of faith in Dolson playing the 4 for long stretches. I think she would play a better role as a 6th man.
Right Now
Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
Dolson/Breland/Harris/#10
Boyette/Parker

What I'd like to See
Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/SWK
Copper/Laney
Breland/Harris/Akhator
Boyette/Dolson


Good post. I agree with pretty much all of it. Not sure if I'd rather have Akhator over Parker yet though, Cheyenne at least has some size and showed development last season before getting injured. She was being shopped this offseason but nothing came of it.



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PostPosted: 03/31/17 5:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd be shocked if they cut a longtime stalwart like Young and kept a still-crocked-last-we-heard Laney instead. And I'll believe that Amber Harris can be a productive WNBA player when we see it. She was in the League for three years and looked useful for a grand total of about three minutes.



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Unless they plan on getting rid of Parker, I don't see Harris making it. Is N'Dour coming over this season? I wouldn't be too upset if Chicago decided to part ways with Young and focus on developing Copper and Laney. If Deshields doesn't declare I'm hoping we draft SWK at 2. I wonder how much Cappie has left in the tank. IMO she's crucial for leadership. I don't have a lot of faith in Dolson playing the 4 for long stretches. I think she would play a better role as a 6th man.
Right Now
Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/#2
Copper/Young/Laney
Dolson/Breland/Harris/#10
Boyette/Parker

What I'd like to See
Vandersloot/Faulkner
Pondexter/Quigley/SWK
Copper/Laney
Breland/Harris/Akhator
Boyette/Dolson


Good post. I agree with pretty much all of it. Not sure if I'd rather have Akhator over Parker yet though, Cheyenne at least has some size and showed development last season before getting injured. She was being shopped this offseason but nothing came of it.


Watched the tapes of Boyette playing overseas and she looks better right now than last season with the Sky. Her play in the paint was outstanding. She has a very nice short jumper and seen her fake a jumper and drive to the basket. Opposing teams are going to be required to put there best tall defensive player on her.

I can see her leading the team in scoring this year.


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stever wrote:
http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/carla-d-morrow-joins-chicago-sky-as-assistant-coach/n-5245908#-/web/topics/268490733-1491521812088-trackingCode-kEWU4mftgXWjKIZJGe9a9U0rUoiA87oUGQo3aZmjgVSZH+ZQWoGGX0fqyOU2fomf-articleId-397476973-vv-baad5b95-71ed-40fe-a047-bcd075f79304

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"I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to work for the Chicago Sky organization and along side a proven coach in Amber Stocks," said Morrow. "I would like to thank Brian Neal at Xavier University for preparing me over the last six six years to be ready when a great opportunity came my way."


proven?


The bar for this organization is pretty low....

Regardless, this move secures the Sky as the least qualified coaching staff in the league, and we're already well on our way to a lottery pick in 2018 woo woo!



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What are some potential trades that could be brewing? Who sticks and who goes?

Vandersloot/Faulkner/Epps
Pondexter/Quigley/Jankoska
Young/Copper/Laney
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Move Cappie while she still has some trade value, she turned 34 in January.



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