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PostPosted: 05/25/17 2:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Bentley To Play In 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s Tournament
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The Connecticut Sun announced today that Alex Bentley will leave the team following the game at San Antonio on June 3rd to participate in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s tournament as a member of the Belarus National Team.


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PostPosted: 05/29/17 8:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Bentley To Play In 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s Tournament
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The Connecticut Sun announced today that Alex Bentley will leave the team following the game at San Antonio on June 3rd to participate in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s tournament as a member of the Belarus National Team.


I wouldn't be surprised if they're better without her...



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 8:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Bentley To Play In 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s Tournament
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The Connecticut Sun announced today that Alex Bentley will leave the team following the game at San Antonio on June 3rd to participate in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s tournament as a member of the Belarus National Team.


I wouldn't be surprised if they're better without her...


I didnt know she had duel citizenship in Belarus also ! Maybe Banham or Williams get there front row auditions ?



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 9:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
pilight wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
What does all this Tiffany Hayes shit have to do with the CT Sun?


Really. Thibault said she wasn't good enough to play for the Sun.


So? Even if thibault drafted her,
She wouldn't still be with the Sun anyways. And no one here says Thibault is at all smart. He had a pathetic draft record with the Sun aside Whalen and Charles. The rest of his picks were all basically useless.


I have my own cemented thoughts about the sun and every time a player leaves i cant help but assume its because of UNCASVILLE and the woods Laughing . no one wants to play in the cellar and Woods!!! Automatic turn off ..its like a prison you need extra re assurance either a family member of bff or w.e you prefer as a crutch there with you. Unless you went to UCONN and understand the Culture the players never really seem to stay long.Players want the big cities and uncasville is just uncasville i guess but Thats just my personal outlook on how ive pictured the sun franchise over the years. So i believe TIP actually dodged a bullet Laughing


Your correct. Tulsa was another location where no one wanted to play. Uncasville is only desirable to those who want side jobs at ESPN


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PostPosted: 05/30/17 9:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Bentley To Play In 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s Tournament
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The Connecticut Sun announced today that Alex Bentley will leave the team following the game at San Antonio on June 3rd to participate in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s tournament as a member of the Belarus National Team.


I wouldn't be surprised if they're better without her...


Perhaps they will be better. Seems like Atlanta is a bit better this year without Angel McCoughtry too. Only issue is this leaves the Sun with only 3 guards. Will they suspend Bentley and bring in another guard until she returns? Personally, I think they should just cut Jordan Hooper or Danielle Adams, both of whom are not needed at all on this team, and sign another guard for the remainder of the season.


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PostPosted: 05/30/17 10:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Bentley To Play In 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s Tournament
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The Connecticut Sun announced today that Alex Bentley will leave the team following the game at San Antonio on June 3rd to participate in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s tournament as a member of the Belarus National Team.


I wouldn't be surprised if they're better without her...


Perhaps they will be better. Seems like Atlanta is a bit better this year without Angel McCoughtry too. Only issue is this leaves the Sun with only 3 guards. Will they suspend Bentley and bring in another guard until she returns? Personally, I think they should just cut Jordan Hooper or Danielle Adams, both of whom are not needed at all on this team, and sign another guard for the remainder of the season.


Careful what you wish for. Faris may return.



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 11:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
pilight wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
What does all this Tiffany Hayes shit have to do with the CT Sun?


Really. Thibault said she wasn't good enough to play for the Sun.


So? Even if thibault drafted her,
She wouldn't still be with the Sun anyways. And no one here says Thibault is at all smart. He had a pathetic draft record with the Sun aside Whalen and Charles. The rest of his picks were all basically useless.


I have my own cemented thoughts about the sun and every time a player leaves i cant help but assume its because of UNCASVILLE and the woods Laughing . no one wants to play in the cellar and Woods!!! Automatic turn off ..its like a prison you need extra re assurance either a family member of bff or w.e you prefer as a crutch there with you. Unless you went to UCONN and understand the Culture the players never really seem to stay long.Players want the big cities and uncasville is just uncasville i guess but Thats just my personal outlook on how ive pictured the sun franchise over the years. So i believe TIP actually dodged a bullet Laughing


Your correct. Tulsa was another location where no one wanted to play. Uncasville is only desirable to those who want side jobs at ESPN


yeah That was tough for tulsa , moving from a small city to MY CITY DALLAS ! Cant say im upset about it though ...so long Cool



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 11:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
Your correct. Tulsa was another location where no one wanted to play.


The staph infections players kept getting there didn't help



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 11:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Bentley To Play In 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s Tournament
Quote:
The Connecticut Sun announced today that Alex Bentley will leave the team following the game at San Antonio on June 3rd to participate in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women’s tournament as a member of the Belarus National Team.


I wouldn't be surprised if they're better without her...


Perhaps they will be better. Seems like Atlanta is a bit better this year without Angel McCoughtry too. Only issue is this leaves the Sun with only 3 guards. Will they suspend Bentley and bring in another guard until she returns? Personally, I think they should just cut Jordan Hooper or Danielle Adams, both of whom are not needed at all on this team, and sign another guard for the remainder of the season.


Careful what you wish for. Faris may return.


Since Miller said earlier that he may bring Faris back if no one else takes her... I expect her to return. It's not like anyone else wanted her. Lol. They DO need another guard. At least she knows the system in CT. If they bring her back only to fill in for Bentley for a couple weeks, that would be ok I guess. As long as she's gone when Bentley gets back.


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PostPosted: 05/30/17 12:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I have a couple of comments in regard to this thread...

1) Uncasville is in the middle of nowhere...BUT you are only there a few months in the summertime so they don't have to have roots and settle there. Not that Hartford is a big city but you can live closer to there if that's what excites you. You are basically in between NYC and Boston so there are options to go to the BIG cities for a short commute. It's a safety net for the franchise, but I was bummed when I lived in CT and heard about the team coming and finding out they would not be playing at the XL Center in Hartford but at the Casino in Uncasville.

2) I'm not at all happy about the Bently thing BUT it's only a brief time away so I'll get over it. It will open up the door for Rachael and/Or Courntey to step through and get it done. My problem with the whole thing is that without Chiney who creates a large gap to fill, they needed all hands on deck to fill in and now they have to fill another hole.

3) I also think Faris will be brought back for the interim. If they were to Cut Danielle Adams or Jordan Hooper, Faris is not the one to keep but I'd bring back January or Hightower for the long run. I'm kind of surprised that nobody picked up Hightower but maybe they don't want to take the chance with injury.


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PostPosted: 06/08/17 4:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sun sign Feyonda Fitzgerald in Bentley's absence.



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PostPosted: 06/08/17 4:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Glad she got another chance, but kind of surprised that Miller didn't go with one of the guards he cut from camp (Faris or January) since they would have known the system.


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PostPosted: 06/08/17 5:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

lynxmania wrote:
Glad she got another chance, but kind of surprised that Miller didn't go with one of the guards he cut from camp (Faris or January) since they would have known the system.


Well, I think it's more because Fitzgerald > Faris/January.



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PostPosted: 06/08/17 6:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jordan Hooper to Dream for the Dreams 2nd round 2018 pick.


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PostPosted: 06/08/17 6:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So the Sun can keep Fitzgerald all season now?

PG: JThomas/Fitzgerald
SG: Bentley/CWilliams/Banham
SF: AThomas/Stricklen
PF: Tuck/Kizer/Adams
C: JJones/BJones



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PostPosted: 06/08/17 7:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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So the Sun can keep Fitzgerald all season now?

PG: JThomas/Fitzgerald
SG: Bentley/CWilliams/Banham
SF: AThomas/Stricklen
PF: Tuck/Kizer/Adams
C: JJones/BJones


If they want too. Hope so.


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PostPosted: 06/08/17 7:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
So the Sun can keep Fitzgerald all season now?

PG: JThomas/Fitzgerald
SG: Bentley/CWilliams/Banham
SF: AThomas/Stricklen
PF: Tuck/Kizer/Adams
C: JJones/BJones


I think Bentley loses her starting job to C Williams.


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PostPosted: 06/08/17 8:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
toad455 wrote:
So the Sun can keep Fitzgerald all season now?

PG: JThomas/Fitzgerald
SG: Bentley/CWilliams/Banham
SF: AThomas/Stricklen
PF: Tuck/Kizer/Adams
C: JJones/BJones


I think Bentley loses her starting job to C Williams.


I don't, even though she's a better shooter.


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PostPosted: 06/09/17 2:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just read that Courtney Williams signed for a team in Holland Very Happy
So i will be able to see her play this season. But i find it weird because they budgets in Holland are very very low and this is a pretty new team with all young upcoming players



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PostPosted: 06/09/17 2:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Just read that Courtney Williams signed for a team in Holland Very Happy
So i will be able to see her play this season. But i find it weird because they budgets in Holland are very very low and this is a pretty new team with all young upcoming players


Are you still playing? If so, do you expect to play against her team?


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PostPosted: 06/09/17 3:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Just read that Courtney Williams signed for a team in Holland Very Happy
So i will be able to see her play this season. But i find it weird because they budgets in Holland are very very low and this is a pretty new team with all young upcoming players

Bear in mind that there are two players called Courtney Williams who were in the draft pool in 2016. The one now with Connecticut who came out of South Florida, and the one from Texas A&M who went undrafted and has only been in a WNBA camp or two. Seems more likely the second one would end up in Holland.



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Richyyy wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Just read that Courtney Williams signed for a team in Holland Very Happy
So i will be able to see her play this season. But i find it weird because they budgets in Holland are very very low and this is a pretty new team with all young upcoming players

Bear in mind that there are two players called Courtney Williams who were in the draft pool in 2016. The one now with Connecticut who came out of South Florida, and the one from Texas A&M who went undrafted and has only been in a WNBA camp or two. Seems more likely the second one would end up in Holland.


I just saw that you are right. The report has it wrong
https://hoopsjunk.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/how-big-is-this-williams/


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Are you still playing? If so, do you expect to play against her team?


I dont play on the highest level in Holland but i follow/watch some games



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PostPosted: 06/12/17 4:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
Sun sign Feyonda Fitzgerald in Bentley's absence.


Awesome ive always rooted for feyonda. She belongs in this league



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PostPosted: 06/12/17 4:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sun sign Kayla Pedersen


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PostPosted: 06/12/17 4:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

lynxmania wrote:
Sun sign Kayla Pedersen


**Practice fodder**



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readyAIMfire53 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Sun sign Kayla Pedersen


**Practice fodder**

Not necessarily on this team. Jones is a project and Adams couldn't guard Chiyonofuji, so if Tuck is still hurt, Pedersen might actually get some minutes.



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PostPosted: 06/12/17 9:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
readyAIMfire53 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Sun sign Kayla Pedersen


**Practice fodder**

Not necessarily on this team. Jones is a project and Adams couldn't guard Chiyonofuji, so if Tuck is still hurt, Pedersen might actually get some minutes.


I had to Google that reference. Well played, sir.



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Queenie wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
readyAIMfire53 wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Sun sign Kayla Pedersen


**Practice fodder**

Not necessarily on this team. Jones is a project and Adams couldn't guard Chiyonofuji, so if Tuck is still hurt, Pedersen might actually get some minutes.


I had to Google that reference. Well played, sir.


Pederson over Hamson. I guess Tuck will be out longer than we know.



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PostPosted: 06/13/17 6:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm just surprised the Pederson is the best they could do for finding an injury replacement player.


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PostPosted: 06/13/17 9:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If you hadn't notice Jonquel is a little on the thin side. She's a banging four ala Kizer that can help in the paint and move the ball with her passing.


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dtsnms wrote:
If you hadn't notice Jonquel is a little on the thin side. She's a banging four ala Kizer that can help in the paint and move the ball with her passing.


Hard to notice that when she is always in beast mode.


Wink


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Welcome back Kayla.


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WNBA Star Chiney Ogwumike Joins ESPN to co-host SportsCenter across Africa

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2017/06/wnba-star-chiney-ogwumike-joins-espn-to-co-host-sportscenter-across-africa/

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As a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player, and now SportsCenter co-host, I want to inspire and empower rising generations across Africa and the US to pursue their dreams.


Her transition into post-WNBA life is proceeding apace



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PostPosted: 06/21/17 11:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Looks like Plum and Jonquel Jones are signing with Fenerbahçe

http://www.basketfaul.com/haber?haber=64210



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PostPosted: 06/21/17 4:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bentley back. Fitzgerald waived.


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lynxmania wrote:
Bentley back.



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