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PostPosted: 05/09/17 12:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Lynx waive forwards Chantel Osahor and Breanna Richardson and guard Moriah Mack. Training camp roster stands at 12.

https://twitter.com/Lynx_PR/status/861981928630755328


this sucks , i hope someone gives Osahor a chance. I will say she did look a bit smaller compared to the W players vs college but she works hard on the court with her time given . Maybe she needs a year overseas to develop.



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PostPosted: 05/09/17 12:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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What, they didn't want a center who can't move her feet, can't practice, has bad knees and is in astoundingly bad basketball shape? Well gee.

You're kidding! And they didn't manage to get anyone to take a pay cut even though that's completely impossible under the rules of the League? Shocking.



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PostPosted: 05/09/17 12:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

No surprise with the cuts. Seemingly it comes down to Ting vs. Fagbenle. Tho potentially moving Montgomery to keep all three of the rookies. I doubt that happens, but who knows.


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PostPosted: 05/09/17 12:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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No surprise with the cuts. Seemingly it comes down to Ting vs. Fagbenle. Tho potentially moving Montgomery to keep all three of the rookies. I doubt that happens, but who knows.


If Jones is playable, what purpose does Montgomery serve?



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PostPosted: 05/09/17 12:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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lynxmania wrote:
No surprise with the cuts. Seemingly it comes down to Ting vs. Fagbenle. Tho potentially moving Montgomery to keep all three of the rookies. I doubt that happens, but who knows.


If Jones is playable, what purpose does Montgomery serve?

I think the problem is that they've had younger guards in the past that they thought were playable, then Reeve doesn't use them or develop them (and/or they just turn out not to be good enough). Then they have to make moves for someone like Montgomery, or wear the vets they do have into the ground. So they'll probably be reluctant to let Montgomery go, on the basis that Jones will be in Reeve's doghouse inside a fortnight, and they'll need someone else to play.

But yeah, I'd move/cut Montgomery, keep all three current rookies, while opening up some space to actually be able to use that 12th spot.



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PostPosted: 05/09/17 5:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
What, they didn't want a center who can't move her feet, can't practice, has bad knees and is in astoundingly bad basketball shape? Well gee.

You're kidding! And they didn't manage to get anyone to take a pay cut even though that's completely impossible under the rules of the League? Shocking.



The only think that surprises me about Osahor getting cut is that anyone is surprised about Osahor getting cut.


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PostPosted: 05/09/17 6:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ArtBest23 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
What, they didn't want a center who can't move her feet, can't practice, has bad knees and is in astoundingly bad basketball shape? Well gee.

You're kidding! And they didn't manage to get anyone to take a pay cut even though that's completely impossible under the rules of the League? Shocking.



The only think that surprises me about Osahor getting cut is that anyone is surprised about Osahor getting cut.


I loved the big girl in college, but it was a really, really big stretch to think it could translate to the W. Feel bad for anybody getting the cuts this late in training camp though.



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PostPosted: 05/09/17 6:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://thehuskyhaul.com/2017/05/09/washington-huskies-wr-john-ross-iii-officially-cincinnati-bengal/

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One Game and POOF!
So the question is why?

Osahor is a rookie, but just came off a great performance against the Atlanta Dream, where she pulled in a six rebounds and handed out five assists in just 18 minutes. She attempted just one shot in the game which did not sink.

But she placed sixth in the WNBA for rebounds, and tied at first in the league with Kelsey Plum for assists with five. That seems premature to waiving a just arrived rookie. In both statistics, Osahor was the preseason team leader.

WNBA or WTH?

I will readily admit that I have no historic reference with the WNBA. But after this move, I doubt that I will have much patience to follow the sport. The WNBA preseason is two games, and the team rosters are just 12 players.

So I get it. Roster spots are very valuable on a WNBA Team.

But an 18 minute performance from a rookie where the player leads the team in key statistics of rebounds and assists yields walking papers seems a tad… amateurish. To complicate the matter, the WNBA has no development league to pick up WNBA cast-offs.



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PostPosted: 05/09/17 7:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
ArtBest23 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
What, they didn't want a center who can't move her feet, can't practice, has bad knees and is in astoundingly bad basketball shape? Well gee.

You're kidding! And they didn't manage to get anyone to take a pay cut even though that's completely impossible under the rules of the League? Shocking.



The only think that surprises me about Osahor getting cut is that anyone is surprised about Osahor getting cut.


I loved the big girl in college, but it was a really, really big stretch to think it could translate to the W. Feel bad for anybody getting the cuts this late in training camp though.

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PostPosted: 05/09/17 7:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ting at Tip-A-Lynx event




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PostPosted: 05/09/17 8:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The last spot between Ting & Jones basically. With Pierson likely out for a few games, no way Fagnenle gets cut.



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PostPosted: 05/09/17 8:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They're probably just giving Ting one more fan event experience before she goes, but who knows? Anybody who starts Richardson out of the blue is pretty unpredictable.



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PostPosted: 05/10/17 3:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lynx teammates Renee Montgomery, Jia Perkins put in the fun and the work

http://www.startribune.com/lynx-teammates-renee-montgomery-jia-perkins-put-in-the-fun-and-the-work/421818913/

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“I need more efficiency,” Reeve said. “I need a field-goal percentage number greater than it was last year, absolutely, from the backcourt.”


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For Montgomery, the most important thing is ball protection and getting the team into sets that produce good shots. From Perkins, Reeve primarily wants better shooting.


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“We’re happy with how they’ve played,” Reeve said. “We’re encouraged. They’ve put the time in.”


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one more cut likely is coming, perhaps as early as Thursday.

Rookie guard Alexis Jones — the team’s first-round draft pick — and forwards Temi Fagbenle and Shao Ting are likely competing for the final two roster spots. All three have impressed during camp.


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Injury updates

• Maya Moore, held out of Monday’s game because of a groin injury, is fine. She should practice Thursday and play in the opener against the Chicago Sky on Sunday. “Way, way precautionary,” Reeve said of Moore not playing. “We want everyone to be ready for the opener.”

• Forward Plenette Pierson, who missed both preseason games after entering concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the temple during practice last week, is expected to return to practice Thursday.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 12:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 05/11/17 1:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/BloodStrib/status/862734961115361281

"Reeve said today Lynx want to -- and might be able to-- go with 12-player roster."

"That would mean Temi Fagbenle, Alexis Jones and Shao Ting would all make the team, and that the Lynx wouldn't need to make another move."

Shocked


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 1:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
https://twitter.com/BloodStrib/status/862734961115361281

"Reeve said today Lynx want to -- and might be able to-- go with 12-player roster."

"That would mean Temi Fagbenle, Alexis Jones and Shao Ting would all make the team, and that the Lynx wouldn't need to make another move."

Shocked

The first part's true. I think he's extrapolated to the 'wouldn't need to make another move' part, which isn't.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 2:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
https://twitter.com/BloodStrib/status/862734961115361281

"Reeve said today Lynx want to -- and might be able to-- go with 12-player roster."

"That would mean Temi Fagbenle, Alexis Jones and Shao Ting would all make the team, and that the Lynx wouldn't need to make another move."

Shocked

The first part's true. I think he's extrapolated to the 'wouldn't need to make another move' part, which isn't.


If they do want to keep the 3 rookies, who do the Lynx trade?


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 2:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Creative accounting or were they wrong all along about needing to go with 11?



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 2:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lots of gamesmanship going on right now.I'm pretty sure minny.NY,and LA are feverishly trying to trade the last roster cuts for a future 1st or 2nd rd pick.While Dallas,Phoenix,washington and the rest of the talently challenged are patiently waiting to eat the leftovers.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 3:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

We always think there will be lots of pickups from those waived late, but somehow it rarely happens. It has to be a significantly better player than anybody on your own roster...and it rarely is. A player who is waived is waived for a reason. And then introducing them to a whole different system after the season has started is pretty challenging for most.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 3:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
We always think there will be lots of pickups from those waived late, but somehow it rarely happens. It has to be a significantly better player than anybody on your own roster...and it rarely is. A player who is waived is waived for a reason. And then introducing them to a whole different system after the season has started is pretty challenging for most.


Fagbenie,Ting,Jones,and Samuelson have all performed at a very good/great level during the preseason.If anyone of these players get waive,a team will claim them within 24 hours.Learning a new system is a non-issue.It's not as if these players are starters,or joining a team mid-way through the season.Training camp just started two weeks ago.Infact,some players havn't even reported yet.It would only take them 1-2 weeks to get up to speed.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 9:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOj1IXgh-Pk

Lynx season preview


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 9:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What a bonus if they can keep both Ting & Jones. This team isn't exactly young. They already have Pierson injured.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 9:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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What a bonus if they can keep both Ting & Jones. This team isn't exactly young. They already have Pierson injured.


I agree. Keeping both Ting and Jones would be great for the future of the Lynx.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 9:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
What a bonus if they can keep both Ting & Jones. This team isn't exactly young. They already have Pierson injured.


Shades posted this quote above about Pierson..
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Forward Plenette Pierson, who missed both preseason games after entering concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the temple during practice last week, is expected to return to practice Thursday.

and she did practice today, so I would expect her to play on Sunday.


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PostPosted: 05/12/17 4:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Lynx waive Ting

Nice stall tactic...




2017 MINNESOTA LYNX REGULAR SEASON ROSTER


No Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate College/Year Yrs
33 Seimone Augustus G 6-0 170 04/30/84 Louisiana State ’06 11
32 Rebekkah Brunson F 6-2 185 12/11/81 Georgetown ’04 13
14 Temi Fagbenle F 6-4 197 09/08/92 USC ‘17 R
34 Sylvia Fowles C 6-6 212 10/06/85 Louisiana ‘08 9
3 Natasha Howard F 6-2 165 09/02/91 Florida State ‘14 3
12 Alexis Jones G 5-8 173 05/08/94 Baylor ‘17 R
21 Renee Montgomery G 5-7 139 12/02/86 Connecticut ‘09 8
23 Maya Moore F 6-0 177 06/11/89 Connecticut ’11 6
7 Jia Perkins G 5-8 165 02/23/82 Texas Tech ‘04 13
22 Plenette Pierson F 6-2 195 08/31/81 Texas Tech ‘03 14
13 Lindsay Whalen G 5-9 173 05/09/82 Minnesota ’04 13


Head Coach: Cheryl Reeve (La Salle)

Assistant Coaches: Shelley Patterson (Washington State), James Wade (Kennesaw State), Walt Hopkins (University of Nevada-Reno)

Athletic Trainers
: Chuck Barta (Wisconsin-La Crosse), Kate Taber (University of Iowa)



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 5:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy will be happy!



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 6:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why tease us and say they MAY be able to carry 12 players? Either you can or you can't.



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 6:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dream should pick up Ting. Getting cut by the Lynx only helps cement the Jeremy aspect of the story.


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PostPosted: 05/17/17 11:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles' No. 34 LSU Tigers jersey to be retired

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“Sylvia Fowles is a woman of great influence and compassion who has brought worldwide recognition to our university and to our state,” said LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva in a statement released Monday. “Her impact has been felt not only through her achievements as a basketball player, but also in her philanthropic work for young people. We are thrilled to honor her legacy by retiring her jersey in the Maravich Center.”


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