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PostPosted: 04/02/17 9:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I just hope that the Dream playing there the next two seasons doesn't mark the end of this franchise. No doubt attendance will dip, but how badly.



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PostPosted: 04/02/17 9:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm guessing ATL will be about the 5th worst team this season, and home state girl DeShields will be about the 6th best prospect next year (if she's lucky). That could work out well for ATL. Could McCoughtry and DeShields get along? She seems to fit the team pretty well.



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PostPosted: 04/02/17 9:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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They are saying "several months" to replace 350 feet of the bride in both directions. I know the I-35 bridge was longer and higher (One summer I walked under it almost every day going from Williams Lab to class). But no matter what - it is going take well into the Dream season, if not the entire season.


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PostPosted: 04/10/17 5:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Trade?


Dallas gets Sancho Lyttle

Atlanta gets Jordan Hooper and the #10, selecting Alaina Coates expected to not play


Dallas changes their culture immediately, and fixes their worst in the league paint D. Lyttle gets a sorta homecoming.
Atlanta gets the best stretch 4 and maybe it works, possible combo with Angel. Coates is somewhere between Catchings and Jillian Alleyne. Clearly the tank is on.


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PostPosted: 04/10/17 6:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

5thmantheme wrote:
Trade?


Dallas gets Sancho Lyttle

Atlanta gets Jordan Hooper and the #10, selecting Alaina Coates expected to not play


Dallas changes their culture immediately, and fixes their worst in the league paint D. Lyttle gets a sorta homecoming.
Atlanta gets the best stretch 4 and maybe it works, possible combo with Angel. Coates is somewhere between Catchings and Jillian Alleyne. Clearly the tank is on.


itll be something if the dream give up Sancho especially with Angel out


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PostPosted: 04/10/17 6:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

animals31089 wrote:
5thmantheme wrote:
Trade?


Dallas gets Sancho Lyttle

Atlanta gets Jordan Hooper and the #10, selecting Alaina Coates expected to not play


Dallas changes their culture immediately, and fixes their worst in the league paint D. Lyttle gets a sorta homecoming.
Atlanta gets the best stretch 4 and maybe it works, possible combo with Angel. Coates is somewhere between Catchings and Jillian Alleyne. Clearly the tank is on.


itll be something if the dream give up Sancho especially with Angel out


Sancho is pretty close to done



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PostPosted: 04/10/17 7:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sancho has definitely been on the downward slope the last couple of years. She's only 33 though, so it's not impossible that it has just been circumstantial and she could still have a couple more productive years in her.



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PostPosted: 04/10/17 9:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
animals31089 wrote:
5thmantheme wrote:
Trade?


Dallas gets Sancho Lyttle

Atlanta gets Jordan Hooper and the #10, selecting Alaina Coates expected to not play


Dallas changes their culture immediately, and fixes their worst in the league paint D. Lyttle gets a sorta homecoming.
Atlanta gets the best stretch 4 and maybe it works, possible combo with Angel. Coates is somewhere between Catchings and Jillian Alleyne. Clearly the tank is on.


itll be something if the dream give up Sancho especially with Angel out


Sancho is pretty close to done


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PostPosted: 04/11/17 7:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Sancho has definitely been on the downward slope the last couple of years. She's only 33 though, so it's not impossible that it has just been circumstantial and she could still have a couple more productive years in her.


Sancho is 33, but 40 in basketball years. Every year she returns I'm afraid she's going to be a few inches shorter, having played so much over the years that the bottoms of her legs are being slowly sanded away....


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PostPosted: 04/11/17 8:56 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Offensively, Sancho is in decline, but she is still a valuable piece defensively. She is very disruptive in the passing lane and tough to get around at times due to her wingspan. So, a team has to think if they want a defensive 4 who likes shooting jumpers from the elbow instead of banging inside. If they can live with that, then Sancho is a great fit for someone. Good veteran defensive presence that can be a calming force on the floor is worth it for some.


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PostPosted: 04/11/17 4:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

No?

How 'bout taking Coates at #7 , guaranteeing you have her? Swinging some sort of deal later.


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PostPosted: 04/12/17 2:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dream sign F Sarah Imovbioh to training camp contract.

http://www.excellesports.com/news/atlanta-dream-sarah-imovbioh-contract/



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 7:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Meh on the draft. We didn't need a shooting guard, but that's what we got. Leaving Brionna Jones on the board is going to haunt us. The second and third rounders are camp fodder.



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 8:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I was so grateful we didn't pick Osahor that it escaped my notice we passed on both A and B Jones. I'm hoping maybe this means Dantas is coming back. We've never had a useful player who could hit 3s so that's something. I still do think we should have rolled the dice on a PG. I like Clarendon but she is playing out of position and is probably 11th or 12th among starting PG in the W. Not shaping up to be able awesome season.


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PostPosted: 04/20/17 1:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Big news for @AtlantaDream fans: Damiris Dantas Reporting to Atlanta Dream Training Camp


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http://dream.wnba.com/news/damaris-dantas-reporting-atlanta-dream-training-camp/

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After sitting out the 2016 WNBA season to participate in the Rio Olympics for Team Brazil, forward Damiris Dantas will return to compete for the Atlanta Dream, the team announced Thursday.



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http://dream.wnba.com/news/damaris-dantas-reporting-atlanta-dream-training-camp/

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After sitting out the 2016 WNBA season to participate in the Rio Olympics for Team Brazil, forward Damiris Dantas will return to compete for the Atlanta Dream, the team announced Thursday.


You guys may no longer may be in tank mode.



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PostPosted: 04/20/17 4:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So tank mode is off. I guess we can't count on trying to losing our way to a championship.

It is sort of a commentary on the state of the WNBA that a player showing up for training camp is news.....


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PostPosted: 04/20/17 5:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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So tank mode is off. I guess we can't count on trying to losing our way to a championship.

It is sort of a commentary on the state of the WNBA that a player showing up for training camp is news.....


And that a player with WNBA career averages of 6.5 and 4.7 -- and 4.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in five games at the Olympics -- can be considered a difference-maker.

To be fair, Dantas is a decent rebounder and was 6 for 15 from three last year, but still ...



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So tank mode is off. I guess we can't count on trying to losing our way to a championship.

It is sort of a commentary on the state of the WNBA that a player showing up for training camp is news.....


Apparently a lot of people were asking about Dantas



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PostPosted: 04/20/17 6:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

should end up as:

ATLANTA DREAM:
PG: Clarendon/Kiesel
SG: Hayes/Ajavon/Sykes
SF: Holmes/Jarry
PF: Lyttle/Morello
C: Williams/Dantas/Gatling
Suspended: Angel McCoughtry



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PostPosted: 04/20/17 6:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
Randy wrote:
So tank mode is off. I guess we can't count on trying to losing our way to a championship.

It is sort of a commentary on the state of the WNBA that a player showing up for training camp is news.....


And that a player with WNBA career averages of 6.5 and 4.7 -- and 4.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in five games at the Olympics -- can be considered a difference-maker.

To be fair, Dantas is a decent rebounder and was 6 for 15 from three last year, but still ...


I don't think we have really ever seen what Dantas can do. She didn't play that much for the Lynx but did pretty well in the minutes she had. She came to the Dream in a mid-season trade during a really bad year for the team, where everything was a bit distorted. I'm hoping that being with the team the whole year will help. No matter what, she is likely to be a huge improvement over all of the other posts we have not names Lyttle or Williams.


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PostPosted: 04/21/17 5:56 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
should end up as:

ATLANTA DREAM:
PG: Clarendon/Kiesel
SG: Hayes/Ajavon/Sykes
SF: Holmes/Jarry
PF: Lyttle/Morello
C: Williams/Dantas/Gatling
Suspended: Angel McCoughtry


looks good what about Simmons seems like Ajavon and Gatling waste of a spot though


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PostPosted: 04/21/17 9:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If Sykes is behind Ajavon on the depth chart I'm going to be even more pissed off that we passed on Brionna Jones.



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Dantas is a big upgrade over Gatling though. Dantas can back up both post spots imo.



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PostPosted: 04/21/17 9:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dantas was a starter for us in 2015. I could see Lyttle coming off the bench given her age and injury history. There is also the question of whether she will miss games this summer, but maybe Ndour is taking her place.

I too will be greatly disappointed if Sykes is playing behind Ajavon. Matee played very little last season, so I think she will be fighting with Simmons for the last spot. As I recall Holmes didn't look very good initially, but Cooper stuck with her. I'd expect him to do the same with Sykes. .


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Who would you rather have on the team, Ajavon or the Microwave?



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PostPosted: 04/21/17 11:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Who would you rather have on the team, Ajavon or the Microwave?


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I'd probably rather have Simmons, but I will admit Ajavon is a probably better player on defense, penetrating and passing. Simmons is younger so she might get better, and is able to play coming off the bench. Ajavon seems to need to be a starter, or at least get a lot of minutes to be effective. Neither is a very good shooter. I'm not going to get mad if either or both stay or go. I hope the Dream will be watching the waiver wire closely.


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I'd probably rather have Simmons, but I will admit Ajavon is a probably better player on defense, penetrating and passing. Simmons is younger so she might get better, and is able to play coming off the bench. Ajavon seems to need to be a starter, or at least get a lot of minutes to be effective. Neither is a very good shooter. I'm not going to get mad if either or both stay or go. I hope the Dream will be watching the waiver wire closely.


And she can play the point. You don't really know yet what's going on with Kiesel yet other than she mysteriously got a multi-year deal.



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I remember what I think was Kiesel's career night. Sims and Diggins were both out and Kiesel was starting. Despite Tulsa being so short-handed they won and we simply couldn't stop her in the 4th. I figure that's why she got signed.

She's still on the rookie deal, so I'm not sure multi-year means any $ is guaranteed.


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Shades wrote:
Who would you rather have on the team, Ajavon or the Microwave?


Simmons irks me worse than Ajavon does. All she does is shoot and she's not very good at it.



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Who would you rather have on the team, Ajavon or the Microwave?


Simmons irks me worse than Ajavon does. All she does is shoot and she's not very good at it.


I think that may be what Cooper is telling her to do. (Not saying its a good idea though.) If she wasn't supposed to be shooting, can't see why he would ever put her in a game.


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I'd probably rather have Simmons, but I will admit Ajavon is a probably better player on defense, penetrating and passing. Simmons is younger so she might get better, and is able to play coming off the bench. Ajavon seems to need to be a starter, or at least get a lot of minutes to be effective. Neither is a very good shooter. I'm not going to get mad if either or both stay or go. I hope the Dream will be watching the waiver wire closely.


And she can play the point. You don't really know yet what's going on with Kiesel yet other than she mysteriously got a multi-year deal.


Kiesel was a non mf factor here in dallas Laughing IJS



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I remember what I think was Kiesel's career night. Sims and Diggins were both out and Kiesel was starting. Despite Tulsa being so short-handed they won and we simply couldn't stop her in the 4th. I figure that's why she got signed.

She's still on the rookie deal, so I'm not sure multi-year means any $ is guaranteed.


She got cut and never picked up, so I believe she's off the rookie deal and fell under UFA standards.

Is Cooper really that impulsive to give a multi-year deal based on one game? You guys might be in trouble if you haven't already figured it out. Wink

I laughed when I saw that the reason Cooper gave for drafting Sykes was "she reminds me of me." How's that, she makes poor decisions? Razz



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pilight wrote:
Shades wrote:
Who would you rather have on the team, Ajavon or the Microwave?


Simmons irks me worse than Ajavon does. All she does is shoot and she's not very good at it.


I feel like Ajavon is probably a better player than it looks like she is. I can't get past her handle: she must have the sloppiest dribble in the league. Every time she doesn't turn the ball over, it looks like an accident, and I can't separate that from my opinion of her as a player. At least with Simmons, she looks, moves and shoots like a basketball player, who just isn't any good. Whenever I see Ajavon on the court, I think she looks they taught an alligator to play basketball.



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pilight wrote:
Shades wrote:
Who would you rather have on the team, Ajavon or the Microwave?


Simmons irks me worse than Ajavon does. All she does is shoot and she's not very good at it.


+1 Got to go with Ajavon.



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Jarry sighting at the Hawks game



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I recognize Gatling too. Not quite sure who the rest of them are, probably some our training camp invites. Dream sent out an email promotion this weekend to sell Hawks tickets. (Pretty nice of them considering the Hawks ran them out of Phillips Arena.)


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Am I the only one who thinks Fields is better than either of them?


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I think Sykes is at the far end



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Seems to small to me, but odd angle. Is the 3rd one Morris?


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Chidom, Jarry, ??? (pretty sure it's not Morris), Reynolds, Gatling, Sykes


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Chidom, Jarry, ??? (pretty sure it's not Morris), Reynolds, Gatling, Sykes


Jordan reynolds sure does look very different than normal . Her lips dont even look the same.



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Nirra Fields and Peyton Little waived to make room for Hayes and Holmes



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